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Being Funny in a Foreign Language by The 1975

Published November 13, 2022

Being Funny in a Foreign Language by The 1975

This is a good album, nice sounds, very 1975 from start to finish. It’s not going to stick in my mind, particularly, I don’t know that there’s a standout song in there, but as an album to listen to, it’s perfect. The only real complaint is that the title doesn’t make a whole lot of sense in relation to the rest of it. But I’m sure there’s something I’m missing.

Notes On A Conditional Form by The 1975

Published May 31, 2020

Notes On A Conditional Form by The 1975

On the one hand, I think this is a great effort - at this point in their careers, The 1975 can’t just put out a middle of the road album, they need to be pushing the envelope. I love that it starts with a manifesto from Greta and there are some highlights along the way. On the other hand, I can’t say that this is anything but a sprawling mess.

Graceland by Paul Simon

Published March 7, 2016

Graceland by Paul Simon

Upsettingly long title, and the song of the same name is in sentence case when the rest is in title case, grr! Otherwise, great start and finish to the album, but the middle gets a bit wishy-washy. Instrumentals that are nice but go on too long.