At the end of 2013, The 1975 released “Chocolate,” the catchiest song of the year and a surprise summer hit that actually had quite a bit of depth to it. The track was genuinely refreshing, especially in the fact of the bland electro-pop that has been in complete domination of radio waves for far too long now. Now, a few months later, the group has released its first record, and the good news is that “Chocolate” was no fluke. The even better news: this is easily the best pop record of the 2010’s.
What separates The 1975 from their peers is their sense of ambition. It’s apparent that the group aimed to create the perfect soundtrack to youth and have achieved this goal, crafting an album that would serve as the perfect soundtrack to any 80’s teen movie .Through sixteen songs, Matt Healy sings about alienation, awkward sexual encounters, and a fear of growing up, and ultimately crafts a set of lyrics that perfectly encapsulates youth.