the 1975 - i like it when you sleep POLL

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
4. "A Change of Heart" 4:43 12
10. "Somebody Else" 5:47 8
9. "The Ballad of Me and My Brain" 2:51 6
2. "Love Me" 3:42 5
13. "The Sound" 4:08 5
3. "UGH!" 3:00 3
14. "This Must Be My Dream" 4:12 2
6. "If I Believe You" 6:20 2
5. "She's American" 4:30 2
15. "Paris" 4:53 1
12. "I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of It" 6:26 1
11. "Loving Someone" 4:20 1
1. "The 1975" 1:23 1
8. "Lostmyhead" 5:19 1
7. "Please Be Naked" 4:25 0
16. "Nana" 3:58 0
17. "She Lays Down" 0


k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 19:59 (one year ago) Permalink

2. "Love Me" 3:42
3. "UGH!" 3:00
5. "She's American" 4:30
13. "The Sound" 4:08

one of these. i love 'Somebody Else' and 'Change of Heart' but overall on the album they wrote too many slow songs and too few of the upbeat raunch-funk ones

flopson, Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:41 (one year ago) Permalink

at this point, "this must be my dream" or "paris"

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 February 2017 20:51 (one year ago) Permalink

"Ballad of Me and My Brain" followed closely by "Somebody Else"

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:10 (one year ago) Permalink

I'll have to go with "A Change of Heart".

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:16 (one year ago) Permalink

i don't think i can realistically go with anything other than "if i believe you"

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

also other than floppy's honorable mentions we've named 10 unique songs without duplicates. THIS ALBUM

k3vin k., Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Change of Heart

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Sunday, 26 February 2017 21:43 (one year ago) Permalink

my 4-year-old's current favorite is The Sound. the other day out of nowhere he said to me that it's "connected" to his former favorite She's American...by which he meant they sound similar.

his favorite parts of The Sound is "you're so conceited" and the guitar solo.

anyway, this poll is impossible.

alpine static, Sunday, 26 February 2017 22:24 (one year ago) Permalink

Voted for Somebody Else. It's been my favourite since I heard it played before a Carly Rae Jepsen gig last year. If I Believe You would probably my second favourite.

kitchen person, Sunday, 26 February 2017 22:30 (one year ago) Permalink

so hard to pick between Ballad of Me and My Brain, Somebody Else and A Change of Heart

ufo, Sunday, 26 February 2017 22:56 (one year ago) Permalink

btw what is that wailing instrument in "a change of heart"? it's like the blue nile goes elephant 6

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

which i am here for to be clear

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

it's 90% sure it's a theremin

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 27 February 2017 02:52 (one year ago) Permalink

i think it's just a synth of some sort, you can see it played on a midi controller here https://youtu.be/YDRAivkUsCM?t=1m40s

ufo, Monday, 27 February 2017 03:04 (one year ago) Permalink

i think i might be the only person who loves "loving someone" to death. i know it got thoroughly roasted in the press, but i think it's genius, white-boy rap and all.

austinb, Monday, 27 February 2017 03:22 (one year ago) Permalink

The Ballad Of Me And My Brain. Which was my song of the year 2016.

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 27 February 2017 09:53 (one year ago) Permalink

18. "Whereismyshirt?" (S. Bob/P. O'ser) - 4:33

^ This one.

Working night & day, I tried to stay awake... (Turrican), Monday, 27 February 2017 10:48 (one year ago) Permalink

this is an impossible task, but something between 'somebody else', 'paris', 'ballad of me and my brain' (everytime i think of this song, mind comes to my mind the title 'ballad of me and my brian') and 'i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it'.

this weekend i made a 2-hour mix dedicated only to them for an online radio program, but i'm afraid it's not good enough to share it with ilm.

Nourry, Monday, 27 February 2017 14:46 (one year ago) Permalink

the bridge in "she's american" is soooo good

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 15:20 (one year ago) Permalink

when is lex gonna stop fronting on these guys and just vibe with his ilx bros

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i voted for "somebody else"

joshywinty (josh), Monday, 27 February 2017 17:24 (one year ago) Permalink

is "prog blink-182" a reasonable description of "ballad of me and my brain"?

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 21:25 (one year ago) Permalink

no i think there's plenty of like noisy shoegazey-rock that is more applicable as a reference point (not that i know it myself)

J0rdan S., Monday, 27 February 2017 21:30 (one year ago) Permalink

the vocals are kinda mall punky

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

the stretch from "a change of heart" --> "lostmyhead" is sooo good, and so generously varied.

k3vin k., Monday, 27 February 2017 23:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I dont think we ran the poll for the debut? I still prefer it.

Ballad of Me & My Brain gets my vote. love how he just comes out belting.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 27 February 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

granted that was a 10/10 for me and this is like a 9/10 so.

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Monday, 27 February 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

"lostmyhead" is seriously like right out of m b v

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 February 2017 05:33 (one year ago) Permalink

this must be my dream

tpp, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 08:31 (one year ago) Permalink

the sound is the one song i'd cut. it really is she's american pt 2

still working out what to vote for

imago, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Correction: "She's American" is "Settle Down Pt 2". "The Sound" is very different to both.

Answer for me is "The Ballad of Me and My Brain", "Somebody Else", the title track or "Paria".

Tim F, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 18:54 (one year ago) Permalink

those are kind of my choices too fwiw

imago, Tuesday, 28 February 2017 20:19 (one year ago) Permalink

"this must be my dream" is kind of a dud for me

k3vin k., Tuesday, 28 February 2017 23:11 (one year ago) Permalink

it doesnt have as much replay for me as some others but its not a dud!

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 00:12 (one year ago) Permalink

it's got a sax solo and sounds like it came from the alexander o'neal christmas record, what more do you want

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Wednesday, 1 March 2017 00:15 (one year ago) Permalink

"this must be my dream" is a fun little frolic after a really angsty part of the record, i always welcome its presence even if it's not in my top 5 tracks on here. the bridge really makes it for me... i think that instrumental part before the sax solo where they're just cutting up matt's vocals is really cool and keeps the song from feeling too much like a pastiche.

the one i don't care for at all is "loving someone"

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 1 March 2017 00:53 (one year ago) Permalink

"Loving Someone" is lolsy, but the way the beat comes out swinging towards the end just about redeems it for me.

Tim F, Wednesday, 1 March 2017 01:56 (one year ago) Permalink

i wanted to vote "the ballad of me and my brain" but i stayed as close to my truth as possible and went with "if i believe you". i'm a sucker for it on a conceptional level (the 1975 doing a song with d'angelo band members) and that it turned out so good sealed it for me. "me and my brain" has his best vocal performance i think and some of my fav lyrics of his that aren't like really pushing absurdity envelope.

after that i would go with... ugh, change of heart, somebody else and the title track. the title track is what really blew my mind, that they could make a beat that good was crazy to me, and i like that it references the same era as the other songs but different artists... i hear janet by way of benoit and sergio once it really gets going.

anyway i could write about every song on this album but those are my thoughts for now

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 1 March 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm in a dave and busters and the music video for "the sound" is playing

k3vin k., Thursday, 2 March 2017 03:20 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard the opening drum fill of "she's american" in a radio commercial and almost flipped my car over in excitement

joshywinty (josh), Thursday, 2 March 2017 06:42 (one year ago) Permalink

i heard "loving someone" at my buddy turrican's house we both were like 'oh word?'

sleepingbag, Thursday, 2 March 2017 07:08 (one year ago) Permalink

Lol

Lebro v. Wade (Spottie), Thursday, 2 March 2017 07:21 (one year ago) Permalink

voted a change of heart
somebody else and paris runners up for me

nxd, Thursday, 2 March 2017 10:39 (one year ago) Permalink

xx-post:

It was actually "eurgh, turd" and I said it after pretty much every song aside from 'UGH!' during which I said "'UGH!' is a turd"

Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Thursday, 2 March 2017 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

"the sound" is perfectly placed after the run of four or five challenging songs in a row. this whole album is pretty much impeccably sequenced

k3vin k., Friday, 3 March 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I hope "She Lays Down" gets a vote.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 4 March 2017 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

tbh imo the last 2 songs shoulda been bonus tracks

k3vin k., Saturday, 4 March 2017 17:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Definitely. They're the only two songs on the album I don't have any time for. Paris would make a perfect closer.

kitchen person, Saturday, 4 March 2017 17:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:01 (one year ago) Permalink

Wow these results are surprising. "The Sound" seems low

monotony, Friday, 10 March 2017 00:36 (one year ago) Permalink

i might be coming around to "a change of heart" being the correct answer

k3vin k., Monday, 20 March 2017 19:47 (one year ago) Permalink

starting to crack the second half of the album. the title track, 'loving someone', 'paris', all crucial to me now. still not sure about the jesus one, 'this must be my dream', the shoegazey one, or the last 2

flopson, Monday, 20 March 2017 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

actually nah i love the jesus one

flopson, Monday, 20 March 2017 20:44 (one year ago) Permalink

the jesus one = "if i believe you"?

k3vin k., Monday, 20 March 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

ya

flopson, Monday, 20 March 2017 20:53 (one year ago) Permalink

bro that's like the best one

k3vin k., Monday, 20 March 2017 21:49 (one year ago) Permalink

it's got a sax solo and sounds like it came from the alexander o'neal christmas record

haha this is so otm

flopson, Monday, 20 March 2017 23:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Increasingly convinced that "Paris" is their best song, edging out "Somebody Else" and "A Change of Heart." They're such a spotty band for me—makes sense when you make a 74 minute album indebted to a million disparate influences—but they've been on repeat since February 2016. Matt Healy can be insufferable (as on "Loving Someone" or "She's American," or in some of his interviews) but he's one of the funniest lyricists of the last couple years. "You said I'm full of diseases/Your eyes were full of regret/And then you took a picture of your salad/And put it on the Internet" would be a Drake lyric if he had a sense of humor. Moments in "The Sound" and "Paris" are also funny.

Handsome Bookor, Monday, 20 March 2017 23:58 (one year ago) Permalink

"You said I'm full of diseases/Your eyes were full of regret/And then you took a picture of your salad/And put it on the Internet" would be a Drake lyric if he had a sense of humor.

lol i've thought this to myself before

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:03 (one year ago) Permalink

that line actually resonated for me tho no joke

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:34 (one year ago) Permalink

like if you take diseases to not be literal lol u_u

k3vin k., Tuesday, 21 March 2017 03:34 (one year ago) Permalink

"You're so conceited, I / said I don't love you / what does it matter if I lied to you?"

is a perfect lyric

Tim F, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 08:02 (one year ago) Permalink

"She's a pain in the nose/And I'm a pain in women's clothes/And you're a walking overdose in a great coat" and "Mr. Serotonin Man, lend me a gram/You call yourself a friend?"

are also great

Handsome Bookor, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:18 (one year ago) Permalink

i've got two left feet and i'm starting to cheat on my girlfriend again

the raindrops and drop tops of lived, earned experience (BradNelson), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:19 (one year ago) Permalink

for some reason "a change of heart" gives me vibes similar to modern vampires of the city as well as those of hats, so basically the best shit ever

k3vin k., Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:47 (one year ago) Permalink

"theremin" sound on Change of Heart is just a synth with the portamento cranked up to the max (imo)

flopson, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

at first 'somebody else' was my favorite but 'change of heart' has more replay imo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:31 (one year ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

kinda overdosed on this record last year but i'm revisiting it today and it's... just so great

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 19:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

i'm just with my friends online

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 1 December 2017 19:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

^^^^

k3vin k., Friday, 1 December 2017 21:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

both posts otm

k3vin k., Friday, 1 December 2017 21:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

front to back unskippable

J0rdan S., Friday, 1 December 2017 22:22 (seven months ago) Permalink

i just play both full lengths all the way through at this point

competitive shooter - - - - (Spottie), Friday, 1 December 2017 22:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah 2nd one made the 1st one better in retrospect, because you realize the sounds they shed for the 2nd one were always just decoration anyway

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 1 December 2017 23:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Okay, well...

*deep breath*

I'm sure Brad is going to be all like "I told you so", and I'm fully willing to eat enough humble pie to make me obese, but as it turns out...

...I actually really like this album. No joke!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I FUCKING TOLD YOU SO

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I had a very bad first impression of this band - I didn't like the first album at all (I still don't - I revisited it after getting into this album recently and it reminded me why I disliked the band at first - I just don't think the songwriting or vocal performances are that strong) and I found Matty Healy to be incredibly insufferable (and still do) but this album is a huge leap ahead, IMO, and I wish this album had been the first thing I heard from 'em.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

one of us!

k3vin k., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

YESSSSS

Simon H., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A better world is possible

Simon H., Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Like, they seem to have rectified almost everything I disliked about the first LP on this record - the songwriting is stronger, the vocals hardly ever veer into territory that annoys me and are more pleasant to listen to, and of course I love the diversity of the thing. That George Daniel is as much, if not more of a creative force in this band helps. It's really not the Matt Healy show. Some of the lyrics are a bit ridic in places, but I'm willing to overlook this. The only song I find "lesser" than the others is 'Loving Someone', everything else is great.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

('Paris', 'She's American', 'Lostmyhead' and 'She Lays Down' all too low)

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

wow this is truly one of the great ILM moments

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm still not a fan of the first album. Some of the tracks on the EP's are quite nice. This album is great!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh yeah i was gonna direct you toward the eps

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, on the EP's it's mostly the "atmospheric" stuff I like, but I really like 'So Far (It's Alright)'!

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 16:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This is weird. Is this real?

I too don't have that much time for the debut and think the follow up was a massive step up. Just out of interest, what made you finally decide to give it a listen?

kitchen person, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

We always welcome new converts.

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It really makes me feel like anything is possible on here now. I can see Lex reappearing us to tell us that he's had a change of heart about Destroyer and how he's been having a glorious summer of Kaputt!

kitchen person, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojL_35QlSI

Tim F, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I heard 'She's American' on holiday and liked the PSB-ness of the chord progression in the chorus. I enjoyed it far more than anything I'd heard circa the first album and kept humming the chorus. I decided to give the album a go and was incredibly surprised. Firstly by 'A Change of Heart', then the stretch from 'Please Be Naked' to 'The Ballad of Me and My Brain', but as the album wore on I realised I was listening to this stupendously long record that just kept delivering - it really felt like they'd put their all into making it, and I admired that.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 17:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I love how with 'Lostmyhead', they took elements of 'Facedown' and created something better out of them.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 June 2018 19:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

So much of people’s perceptions of this band are premised on what they first heard - i’ve always maintained that the pre-album EPs gave a very different impression than would have been given by the debut album alone, notwithstanding that they share several songs.

With the debut you’d be forgiven for thinking that the band was desperate for a hit and “about” these big pop-rock anthems with a few diversions and curios thrown in out of obligation, whereas the EPs (and in a different way the second album) basically reverse that formula. But once that the reversed impression is fixed in yr mind the first album sounds quite different.

Tim F, Wednesday, 27 June 2018 21:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I've had 'Paris' stuck in my head a fair bit today - one thing I like about this album is that it's quite well sequenced, just when you expect it to start flagging they pull something like 'Paris' out of the bag.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

"...and had a revelation!"

Choir: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 20:16 (one week ago) Permalink

I'll be very surprised if they better this record. The more I listen to it, the more I'm convinced it's one of the best of the decade.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 13 July 2018 20:18 (one week ago) Permalink

def gotta throw your hands up in praise at that part. the choral harmonies really make that song.

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Friday, 13 July 2018 20:21 (one week ago) Permalink

i heard "loving someone" at my buddy turrican's house we both were like 'oh word?'

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InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 20 July 2018 07:01 (two days ago) Permalink

that must've been the turning point

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Friday, 20 July 2018 07:02 (two days ago) Permalink


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