Notes on a Conditional Form by The 1975
British rock band The 1975 has made its return with the release of their long delayed fourth album. The fourth album titled Notes on a Conditional Form brings an exciting range of music genres as well as the classic 1975 vibes. This album reinforces the notion The 1975 are not afraid to take risks, this band is creating music like no other. After listening to the 22 track album it is safe to say The 1975 have no sonic boundaries. There are so many songs on this album that showcase The 1975's creativity. A couple elements I found amazing throughout many of the songs is integration of very different tempos, beats, and lyrics. What's amazing is that each new album The 1975 puts out has a different story or background.
This album ultimately focuses on the theme that this is the end of an era for The 1975. Let's take a moment to go back to the first 1975 album which captured what it felt like being a teenager. Which can be quite apocalyptic and dark. In the band's second album there was a more lighter approach stressing themes of fear and ego. Moving forward, The 1975's third album was heavily connected to this generation and how we live through the internet. Now everything has come full circle.
With Notes on a Conditional Form The 1975 mixes a heavy concoction of all three previous albums into one. The band's fourth album has everything from edm, rap, pop, and punk rock vibes. The 1975 have somehow put out an album where your emotions can be all over the place. Listen to "The End (Music For Cars)" and "Nothing Revealed/Everything Denied" to get a glimpse of what I'm talking about! This an album that deserves your time and attention, something we can all use right now.
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Personal Favorite Songs
"The End (Music For Cars)"
"Then Because She Goes"
"If You're Too Shy (Let Me Know)"
"Nothing Revealed/ Everything Denied"
"Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)"
"Me & You Together Song"