🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The 1975

Or the 1971? You decide…

T. Rex scrape past a 3:

Leaderboard
Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Scott Walker 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Leonard Cohen 4.30
Pixies 4.30
Boards Of Canada 4.28
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Fugazi 4.21
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Johnny Cash 4.19
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Minutemen 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Pavement 4.12
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Dinosaur Jr. 4.11
Jason Molina 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
Nick Drake 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Slowdive 4.07
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Autechre 4.06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
MF DOOM 4.01
My Bloody Valentine 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
The Roots 4.00
New Order 3.99
Frightened Rabbit 3.97
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Wilco 3.97
Robyn 3.96
Low 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
Built To Spill 3.94
Sigur Rós 3.93
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Arab Strap 3.91
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Janelle Monáe 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
The Twilight Sad 3.88
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Guided By Voices 3.82
Underworld 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
Deerhunter 3.81
Fucked Up 3.80
Run-D.M.C. 3.78
Young Fathers 3.78
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Trail Of Dead 3.76
Hüsker Dü 3.74
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
Nine Inch Nails 3.70
The Walkmen 3.70
The Avalanches 3.69
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
M.I.A. 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Fiona Apple 3.66
Neutral Milk Hotel 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Solange 3.65
Cat Power 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
Hope Of The States 3.58
The Smiths 3.57
British Sea Power 3.56
Sunn O))) 3.55
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Mew 3.54
Flying Lotus 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Roxy Music 3.51
Mastodon 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Hold Steady 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Jimmy Eat World 3.49
Explosions In The Sky 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Teenage Fanclub 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
The Fall 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
The Go! Team 3.36
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Leftfield 3.32
Sepultura 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Decemberists 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Misfits 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Richard Hawley 3.25
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
Laura Marling 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Motörhead 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Gorillaz 3.13
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
Nas 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
St. Vincent 3.09
Animal Collective 3.07
T. Rex 3.07
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
HAIM 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
Everything Everything 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
System Of A Down 3.02
Wolf Alice 3.01
AC/DC 3.00
Frank Zappa 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Art Brut 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Grimes 2.96
Garbage 2.96
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
The Coral 2.88
Paramore 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
James 2.78
Foals 2.76
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Alanis Morissette 2.75
Miley Cyrus 2.73
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Fatboy Slim 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Faithless 2.63
The Levellers 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
The Maccabees 2.52
Editors 2.51
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Linkin Park 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Jamie T 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
Paul Weller 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Korn 2.03
Drake 2.02
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Fall Out Boy 1.96
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Eagles 1.86
McFly 1.85
Limp Bizkit 1.82
The Spice Girls 1.81
Take That 1.76
Stereophonics 1.74
Busted 1.74
KISS 1.73
Morrissey 1.69
Kasabian 1.57
Ed Sheeran 1.29

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0 voters

  • The 1975
  • I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It
  • A Brief Enquiry Into Online Relationships
  • Notes On A Conditional Form

0 voters

  • The City
  • Chocolate
  • Sex
  • Girls
  • Settle Down
  • Robbers
  • Medicine
  • Love Me
  • Ugh!
  • Somebody Else
  • The Sound
  • A Change Of Heart
  • She’s American
  • Loving Someone
  • By Your Side
  • Milk
  • Give Yourself A Try
  • Love It If We Made It
  • TooTimeTooTimeTooTime
  • Sincerity Is Scary
  • It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)
  • People
  • Frail State Of Mind
  • Me & You Together Song
  • The Birthday Party
  • Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America
  • If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know)
  • Guys
  • Spinning

0 voters

Love them. Thought they may be one of those guilty pleasure bands to start with. Got in to them around the time of the 2nd album release and probably one of my most played bands since. Think it’s the electronic side to the band that draws me in so much. The singer can be a bit of a plonker, but still a 5.

Love listening to this on winter walks.

5 Likes

Not made a truly great album yet, but feels like they could and there’s a ton of great singles in that list. 4

4 Likes

Only listened to one album (think it was the one before last) but in my opinion it was down there with the very worst stuff I’ve ever heard. My score out of 5 rounds up to 1 on this scale but that feels too high.

4 Likes

I’ve liked a few tracks but overall I really can’t stand them.

Their singer seems like an absolute wank of a guy

11 Likes

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1

12 Likes

1 and it’s quite funny that he’s the woman off Corrie’s son trying to be cool.

6 Likes

One of those insanely hyped bands where there seems to be a massive disconnect between what is written about them and what the music actual sounds like.

Setting the expectations caused by hype aside, which after all was years ago now, am completely neutral. Seems to be expressing feelings about things in a fairly generic way, so if people connect with that seems fine.

Abstain obvs.

2 Likes

Think ‘Its Not Living…’ is a really beautiful song, but everything else of theirs completely bounces off me. Gone for a 2

Always get them confused with the gaslight anthem. But whichever one they are, not for me I’m afraid.

1 Like

The Gaslight Anthem >>>>>> The 1975

8 Likes

I didn’t like them at first, then I went through a brief phase around the release of the last record where I was like, “Huh, there’s some real stuff in here, I quite like it,” but it didn’t stick and without wishing to be a dick I have rarely been as put off a band by their frontman as with these guys. Just all feels weird and wrong on some level. So I’m going to abstain, because I can’t score that mess of a set of thoughts.

Found them incredibly annoying around the first album (even if Chocolate was intensely catchy) and never bothered with the second despite all the good stuff I’ve heard

Then something happened and I gave A Brief Inquiry a go and damn if I didnt really enjoy a load of it. He still drops some terrible sub-Kele lyrics (I found a grey hair in one of my zoots, like context in a modern debate I just took it out) but I find them weirdly endearing - and he can then pull out a pretty emotionally punchy line just after that

Basically think all the singles from ABI were excellent with a few cool album tracks too, and really into some of the electronic stuff on the newer album - not actually experimental but pretty close to it given where they started off! A much better wonky pop band than they ever were an indie guitar group 3/5

I was also totally addicted to Love It If we Made It and played it endlessly, song of that year for me 100%

Other favs

3 Likes

They are alright seems like the drummer is really talented. Can’t stand that they say they are a Manchester band when they are from Cheshire but, who cares. As has been said find the lead singer really grating. Quite like that People song for how silly it is and that 3rd album was alright 2/5

I’ve definitely heard OF them, but never knowingly actually heard their music.

Abstain

Not a fan. Would rather listen to Ed Sheeran. 1.

3 Likes

Gonna abstain/5 as I’ve not really heard enough of their stuff to comment. My feeling is that they nearly sound like something I’d enjoy - from the tracks I’ve heard, sounding in parts a bit like early Mystery Jets, and then in parts like the Postal Service, and then in parts like Caribou - but they miss the mark.