Notes On A Conditional Form by The 1975

Published May 31, 2020

Notes On A Conditional Form by The 1975

Album info

  • Title Notes On A Conditional Form
  • Artist The 1975
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Alternative


  1. The 1975
  2. People
  3. The End (Music For Cars)
  4. Frail State of Mind
  5. Streaming
  6. The Birthday Party
  7. Yeah I Know
  8. Then Because She Goes
  9. Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless American
  10. Roadkill
  11. Me & You Together Song
  12. I Think There’s Something You Should Know
  13. Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied
  14. Tonight (I Wish I Was Your Boy)
  15. Shiny Collarbone
  16. If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
  17. Playing On My Mind
  18. Having No Head
  19. What Should I Say
  20. Bagsy Not In Net
  21. Don’t Worry
  22. Guys


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. There are high points, sure, but it feels cluttered and messy, like throwing lots of ideas at a wall and not bothering to see what sticks, just releasing it anyway. 22 tracks is always going to be hard to turn into a cohesive body of work, and I liked it more than I thought I would… but it still could have been better.

Rating: 3 / 5

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