Album: The 1975, The 1975 (Dirty Hit)


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Manchester indie quartet The 1975 formed because they realised that making music was "better than going to work".

Sadly, that level of inspired thinking permeates their debut album. With its airbrushed major-key melodies, air-freshener synths and pained vocals, it's reminiscent of contemporary MOR bands such as the Temper Trap and the more vintage flavours of Johnny Hates Jazz. It's a Gary Barlow idea of what indie music sounds like. It'll probably be huge. Ho hum.