by The 1975
- Record Label: Polydor
- Release Date: Nov 30, 2018
|Give Yourself A Try|
|You learn a couple things when you get to my age Like friends don't lie and it all tastes the same in the dark When your vinyl and your coffee...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Q MagazineNov 20, 2018A Brief Inquiry... feel not just hugely entertaining and moving, but necessary. [Jan 2019, p.104]
Dec 17, 2018Some of the arrangements wouldn't be that bad if they hadn't been sampled and sequenced to death. But if over-producing the life out of something is one thing, any use of the dreaded Auto-Tune facility is another. It runs through A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships like the plague to the point where numerous listens later I still have no idea what Matty Healy's actual singing voice sounds like.
Dec 4, 2018No one has ever captured modern life quite as powerfully and with such complexity as the 1975 in their third album. While this is,No one has ever captured modern life quite as powerfully and with such complexity as the 1975 in their third album. While this is, undoubtedly, a warning about modern technology and the opioid epidemic, it's not altogether negative. Written by millennials, it has a certain positive undercurrent that previous such albums have totally lacked. You get the feeling that yes, there are problems. But we solve those problems, and life is, as a whole, pretty good.… Expand
Nov 30, 2018"TOOGOODTOOGOODTOOGOOD". The album is highly experimental, bringing all the heavy issues yet the execution is simply delicate and easy to"TOOGOODTOOGOODTOOGOOD". The album is highly experimental, bringing all the heavy issues yet the execution is simply delicate and easy to digest thanks to the superiority of the lyrics accompanied by the heavenly melodies. This is their world with their own rules, we are entities that follow the flow of their own melancholy. OK Computer of our generation some said, seems like a little bit exaggeration but seriously there's nothing to be ashamed of. Sincerity is Scary, I Always Wanna Die (Sometimes) and Give Yourself A Try are the highlights of the album with all other tracks serving high replay value. ABIIOR is undoubtedly the definition of instant classic, period.… Expand
Dec 4, 2018Absolutely gorgeous album. My issue with the 1975 has always been them releasing great singles with rather boring albums (with a few decentAbsolutely gorgeous album. My issue with the 1975 has always been them releasing great singles with rather boring albums (with a few decent deep-cuts). Self titled was over all good and "I like it..." could really bore me at times. Going into this album I was expecting the same. There were more great singles, but they were really all over the place stylistically. I was excited nonetheless. I downloaded it as soon as it dropped and was extremely surprised from what i heard. This album explores many different genres from electropop to traditional jazz. Usually, this would be a weird thing to do for most bands. But there was a weird thing about this album- The 1975 made it work. "A brief Inquiry..." blends electropop, jazz, post-rock, and ambient to create a hauntingly beautiful album that makes us think about life in 2018. You could argue that this album was boring at times, but I would say that this album is just a slowburner most of the time. If you're going into this album wanting their sleek pop rock sound that the band has become known for, look to their other two albums. This is a different one, a more conscious album that is ushering in a new era for the band. I've been blown away every time I've listened to this album since it was released. This album might just cement The 1975 as the most important pop band of the decade.… Expand
Jan 1, 2019Maybe 2 or 3 times a year I'll buy an album based on hype. Yes, I could just check it out online but there is just something about partingMaybe 2 or 3 times a year I'll buy an album based on hype. Yes, I could just check it out online but there is just something about parting with your cash and taking a chance on a physical album. If its a good one, its a similar feeling to backing the winner in a game. If its overhyped then you move on and no one has died. The 1975's 3rd album "A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships" is one that I took a chance on. While it is incredibly overhyped, it is still an album that contains half a dozen really good songs. It's got an incredible range of styles present and it has to be noted that it is one of the more ambitious albums of 2018 if not the best. Just short of the hour mark, it probably outstays its welcome. For sure there is 15 minutes at least that could have been cut."Love It If We Make It" is a good taster of the album, a fusion of the 2010's and the 1980's showing how hard it is to be controversial or relevant in an age of saturation in every sense.… Expand
Nov 30, 2018The peaks are incredibly high, the lows are pretty forgettable. Overall, a fine album with a number of skippable tracks.
Love it if We MadeThe peaks are incredibly high, the lows are pretty forgettable. Overall, a fine album with a number of skippable tracks.
Love it if We Made It and How to Draw are fantastic, and the tepid usage of jazz-based sounds are intriguing.
There are tracks that are less progressive than others, like "TOOTIME" a pretty forgettable synthpop tune.
The Ok Computer comparisons are undeserved (for now), but this is the best album from a band with a pretty mediocre history… Expand
Dec 14, 2018A terrible album with terrible productions. I don't get what the hype for this album or for the band is. Why are they considered good or evenA terrible album with terrible productions. I don't get what the hype for this album or for the band is. Why are they considered good or even worthy of mainstream attraction? They just sound like any generic indie pop/rock bands and honestly nothing original. Its incredible how low music industry standards have dropped when we now consider this trash album as the pinnacle for the year. This is why in my home country you never hear their songs on the radio because they are so trash.… Expand
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