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The 1975 - Being Funny in A Foreign Language

This album is strangely chilled out for a 1975 album, and while it’s interesting to hear a different sound, it just doesn’t stand out enough to match the power of their previous releases. The lyrics are preoccupied with romance - a stark contrast to the politics of their past two albums. There are a few songs, such as ‘I’m In Love With You’, ‘Happiness’ and ‘Looking For Somebody (To Love)’ that sound far too much like canned-1975 songs to earn a place among my favourites. However, I have to admit that ‘Wintering’ and ‘About You’ are two pretty great tunes, striking that balance between fresh and familiar that the rest of the album needs. LT

Out now on Dirty Hit

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