Ok, so overall, it’s not an album but combined The 1975’s two EP’s are a cut above the rest for me in terms of musicality and originality this year.
2012 has been plagued with some of the most cringeworthy and down right terrible music known to man, if you’re doubting my statement here allow me to utter two words; Gangman Style.
But there’s been some real glimmers of light in terms of music that is set to rocket to fame, one of which being The 1975. Their two EP’s ‘Facedown’ & ‘Sex’ are masterpieces. Bursting with exuberant noises and teeming with lyrical angst that every teenager will latch onto with force. ‘Facedown’ plays out like a journey, in that it’s like a soundtrack to a night out. Stand out track on this is ‘The City’ which is a culmination of a powerful beat and sharp vocals slicing through the music like a hot knife to butter. The lyrics just ring in your head like tinnitus but in a great way.
‘Sex’, their 2nd EP of the year, captured a bigger audience, and rightly so. Title track here ‘Sex’ is the ultimate indie/pop song. The amount of times I’ve seen the lyrics ‘She’s got a boyfriend anyway’ tweeted/facebooked/tumblr’d is seriously incredible. It’s the kind of song that gets a band noticed.
I’m being short and sweet here as I can imagine many of you reading will have already heard The 1975 and might be thinking along the same lines as me and if you aren’t? Why not listen to both EP’s and join in my way of thinking, there’s still time left in 2012.
The 1975 – Sex
Listen to this Ryan Hemsworth remix of ‘Sex’