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I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

The 1975

I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

Second album from Manchester-based indie rock / pop quartet

ADM rating[?]

6.8

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
26/02/2016
US Release date
26/02/2016
  1. 9.4 |   AU Review

    They’re purely in it for the music and small, intricate details within the record support this
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  2. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    What they’ve made is a bold body of work that sounds effortless and odd and sophisticated. What they do next is likely to be stadium-filling and bonkers and brilliant, but it matters little when what they're doing now is so sensational
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Any record that burrows as deep into your psyche as ‘I Like It…’ should be considered essential. It’s hugely clever and wryly funny, too
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A flamboyant triumph
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    An album that fancies itself as a challenging work of art, but turns out to be a collection of fantastic pop songs full of interesting, smart lyrics, but also peppered with self-conscious lunges for a gravitas it doesn’t really need
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    These days there aren’t many Dudes With Guitars in the vicinity of the pop charts making records as uncompromising as this one
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Matt Heally is a magnetic presence throughout, by turns cocky, melancholic, charismatic and funny. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Digital Spy

    Sure, it's a wacky pop album that will - and already has - guaranteed them radio airtime. But it's also an odyssey into Matty Healy's brain, and it's exhausting, disturbing and magnificent
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  9. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    This is an exhausting and compelling record that’s so fully realised it’s hard to imagine where they’d go from here
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Colored with neon synthesizers and a widescreen John Hughes-esque aesthetic, The 1975's second album is a studied indulgence in '80s melodrama
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  11. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    The 1975 are making a statement. This is a new, colourful version of the band: out with the monochrome, and in with the pink
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  12. 8.0 |   The FT

    Self-indulgence is a recurrent theme, yet the songs are well-constructed and catchy: they resist the vice they describe
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  13. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Despite outward appearances, The 1975 doesn’t have anything figured out—but it isn’t afraid to push forward anyway and see what sticks
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  14. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    What these songs share, the pairing of Healy's witty, bratty lyricism with athletic and adventurous musicianship, prove that this band is comfortable moving in all directions at once
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  15. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    Shooting for the moon in such a manner leaves them high and dry at points – ‘Please Be Naked’ and ‘Loving Someone’, to name (and shame) some examples. Still, when they’re out among the stars, it’s hard to take away their shine
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  16. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s an impressive step forward from their synth-soaked self-titled debut, experimenting both with instrumentation and subject matter in new and exciting ways
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  17. 6.5 |   Pitchfork

    For Britain's biggest young guitar band to ditch laddy machismo, embrace the boy band ideal, and run on feeling rather than posturing—that feels kind of radical
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  18. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Tracks such as the title song and She Lays Down are redundant, bringing down what is otherwise a brave and eclectic comeback from The 1975, one that is sure to divide opinion once again
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  19. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    When they hit the right kind of moody sheen ("Somebody Else," "Loving Someone"), the 1975 are an enjoyable balance of desire and distraction
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  20. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Messy but sometimes winning second album. Print edition only

  21. 6.0 |   DIY

    A perfect mix of the spectacular and calamitous
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  22. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Ludicrous pretension aside, there is surprisingly more to this Manchester quartet than there would seem
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  23. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Buried under the excessive run time is a tight, concise pop-punk record
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  24. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Somewhat inevitably, the 1975 are better at some genres than others. At 17 long and meandering tracks, most millennials are unlikely to listen to this album all the way through

  25. 6.0 |   Clash

    The album ultimately feels like the half-breed cousin of Duran Duran’s druggiest years, re-imagined in light of a millennial pop formula
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  26. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A bold, bloated sophomore effort that embraces its many contradictions
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  27. 4.0 |   NOW

    They sound suspiciously like dudes too eager to come off as sensitive and edgy
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  28. 4.0 |   The Music

    In all honesty, the album has a few okay tracks while the rest are boring
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  29. 2.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A self-satisfied, polished, middle-of-the-road carton of dried out, juiceless emptiness
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