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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British alternative rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival
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Top Track

Somebody Else
So I heard you found somebody else And at first, I thought it was a lie I took all my things that make sounds The rest I can do without I don't want... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The band has eclipsed the success of their debut record, creating the first masterpiece of the year and a record that will remain one for years to come.
  2. 80
    Any record that burrows as deep into your psyche as I Like It... should be considered essential. It’s hugely clever and wryly funny, too.
  3. Jun 6, 2016
    80
    I Like It When You Sleep is 17 tracks long. By any standard, it’s an expansive collection, riddled with caution-to-the-wind sonic experiments and bits of alchemical production flourishes. Surprisingly, though, there aren’t any significant misfires here.
  4. Mar 3, 2016
    70
    What these songs share, the pairing of Healy's witty, bratty lyricism with athletic and adventurous musicianship, prove that this band is comfortable moving in all directions at once.
  5. Feb 25, 2016
    65
    When you sleep... has a much more distinct and iconoclastic character than their slick debut, drawing from the effervescent, percolating polish of early '80s Hot 100 pop that they flirted with on "Heart Out.".... That doesn't mean that When you sleep is consistent by any stretch. It's 75 minutes long, which could mostly be solved by trimming the four (!) lengthy ambient tracks on the record.
  6. Feb 25, 2016
    60
    Trim the fat and you’d wind up with a special record, but with those bizarre moments gone, The 1975 would also lose some of their bombastic charm.
  7. Feb 25, 2016
    40
    Even as they cop the slinky white funk of INXS and David Bowie on Love Me and aim for an easily romanced demographic with the electro-tinged ballad A Change Of Heart and the anguished The Ballad Of Me And My Brain, they sound suspiciously like dudes too eager to come off as sensitive and edgy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Mar 15, 2017
    10
    With I Like It When You Sleep..., The 1975 have produced an extremely clever, artsy and overall brilliant record. My only complaint would beWith I Like It When You Sleep..., The 1975 have produced an extremely clever, artsy and overall brilliant record. My only complaint would be the lack of catchy indie pop seen on the first album.

    Best tracks: UGH!, Paris, The Sound, Loving Someone, Please Be Naked, Somebody Else, Love Me, A Change of Heart, She's American, This Must Be My Dream, Lostmyhead
    Worst tracks: She Lays Down (which I appreciate for its lyrical content, I'm just not a huge fan of the instrumental), I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It, If I Believe You
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  2. Sep 8, 2019
    10
    This album made me cry just as much as their first album. A Change Of Heart has made me cry probably over 1000 times in the past 3 years. IThis album made me cry just as much as their first album. A Change Of Heart has made me cry probably over 1000 times in the past 3 years. I will forever regret not being able to attend their 2016 tour, as it would have been the best day of my life. This is the album you play when boys hurt your feelings over and over again and just need something to relate to. Thank you for keeping my depression strong, The 1975. Expand
  3. Feb 26, 2016
    10
    AMAZING. Some how they still managed to maintain some of their old sound, while continuing to be innovative in vocal and instrumentalAMAZING. Some how they still managed to maintain some of their old sound, while continuing to be innovative in vocal and instrumental techniques. If you like the band's debut album, this is a must buy. My favorite song is definitely "Somebody Else". The entire album is pure gold. Expand
  4. Jan 2, 2018
    9
    Just perfection. Matty and the band have managed to create over an hour of music which is pure and meaningful for young people in the presentJust perfection. Matty and the band have managed to create over an hour of music which is pure and meaningful for young people in the present day. It takes you on a roller coaster of emotions, mostly centred around love, but really shows the power that this band have to influence. Expand
  5. Jan 7, 2017
    8
    I regret postponing listening to this album till December. I feel like it could've been a great soundtrack for summer 2k16. The 1975 have putI regret postponing listening to this album till December. I feel like it could've been a great soundtrack for summer 2k16. The 1975 have put their all into this record, and it pays really well. Their sounds are huge, their synths are dreamy, their lyrics are grand in a not-very-grand way. Standouts include 'Love Me', 'UGH!', 'Somebody Else', 'This Must Be My Dream', 'She's American' (i should probably stop here or i'll end up name dropping every single track). I just love it. Cohesive and very well done. Bravo! Expand
  6. Mar 6, 2016
    8
    This album is far better than I ever anticipated it to be. Even though their first album without a doubt is one of my top favorite albumsThis album is far better than I ever anticipated it to be. Even though their first album without a doubt is one of my top favorite albums ever, this one appears to be a new front runner. Once again it is incredibly hard to decide which songs are the best and favorites. This album is truly superb, congrats. Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2017
    3
    The length of this thing isn't a problem by itself, but it is a problem when the majority of the songs on this record don't go anywhere,The length of this thing isn't a problem by itself, but it is a problem when the majority of the songs on this record don't go anywhere, aren't encapsulating nor engaging. Even the instrumentals can be boiled down to one motif with some noise, sound effects, and that's pretty much it. I would attribute all of those things to the overambitious nature of this record, with 17 (19) songs. I don't know when will artists recognize that the length of the record isn't proportional to it's quality. Anyways, where I do find them striking a chord is when they use up that vintage disco sound and feel and when their songs are simple, direct, coherent and effective. If they had stayed loyal to that approach and sound, this record would be much better. Expand

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