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    The 1975 are actual angels is an English alternative/indie rock band based in Manchester, England. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Matty Healy, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel. They released their self-titled debut album on September 2, 2013, which debuted at No. 1 in the UK.

    Discography
    · Facedown — EP, 2012
    · Sex — EP, 2012
    · Music for Cars — EP, 2013
    · IV — EP, 2013
    · The 1975 — full-length, 2013

    Singles/Required Listening
    · Sex (Album Version)
    · Chocolate
    · The City
    · Settle Down
    · Girls

    Suggested Listening
    · Sex (EP Version)
    · Sex (Live Acoustic)
    · What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction Cover)
    · Chocolate (Acoustic)

    So, to kick off the thread, I'll pose some questions:
    · How did you find out about the band?
    · What's your favorite song of theirs?
    · What about favorite release (any of the EPs or the album)?
    · Favorite music video?
    · What is it that you like about them?
    · Ever seen them live?

    Alright, now let's discuss!
    February 27th, 2014 at 02:53am
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    oh, Jewel, I'm so happy you decided to do this! it's perfect! we'll turn everyone into fans!
    February 27th, 2014 at 02:56am
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    @ semisweet.
    You know how there are those "all senior citizens must have Life Alert" commercials? That's how I feel with The 1975, only instead of the Life Alert spiel, it's "ALL WORLD CITIZENS MUST LOVE THE 1975!"
    February 27th, 2014 at 02:58am
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    Now. For the discussion questions:

    1. I found the band via tumblr. Someone followed me with a the 1975 username and I decided to look into them.
    2. Favorite song. If I had to choose just one, probably fallingforyou. But I love some of the rarer songs and their covers and acoustic versions are just... Happy face
    3. Sheesh. I love the album. But I also love the old EPs. I love it all.
    4. The old version of Sex. But I'm in love with Girls too. Ugh. Don't make me choose!
    5. I love how completely original they are. They are totally and unabashedly themselves. I think they are all crazy talented but also just amazing people in general. Matty is so intelligent. It blows me away the things he says - how eloquent his thoughts are. George is just a little ray of sunshine. God, I really could keep going on and on.
    6. I wish! (Maybe Baltimore in June? Fingers crossed.)
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:03am
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    hahaha that's perfect! I wish I knew someone who had video editing skills. we could totally make a PSA and let it go viral.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:04am
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    All right, so instead of fangirling, here are my answers for the questions:

    1. I found out about the band because a music site I frequent kept talking them up. It's rare to see almost all the comments in a thread in actual agreement, and everyone was agreeing that this band was brilliant, so I YouTubed the video for "Sex" and immediately purchased the album on iTunes. I've been hooked ever since.

    2. I feel like my favorite changes everyday, but I'd have to say it's probably "Robbers." It's such a beautiful, moody song. "So Far (It's Alright)" and "Pressure" are my favorites this week. And I'm going to be cliché and say "Sex" because it was the song that introduced me to them. Cute

    3. The deluxe edition of the album. It's worth paying the extra money to have the 17 additional songs.

    4. Girls.

    5. Ugh, everything? I love how upbeat and catchy and complex all their music is. I love the lyrics. I love how eloquent Matty is in interviews and how it always seems like they're all having the time of their lives when they perform. I just love them so much. In Love

    6. Sadly, I have yet to see them live, but here's to hoping that changes soon!
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:05am
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    I love the duality of the Girls video. matty explains it so much better but the way they wanted to create the cliché and have a bubbly and colorful pop video to kind of challenge the way black and white had become such a central theme to the band.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:14am
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    @ semisweet.
    I love that video so much. And yes, the deluxe version is definitely worth it. I'm going through YouTube and trying to find all the unreleased/Drive Like I Do stuff. Also worth it.

    What else should I add to the suggested listening? I'm tempted to just write "everything" but I figure I shouldn't do that.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:30am
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    I just went to iTunes and there is no Deluxe Version listed and now I'm mad. none of their EPs are on there either. but there is an iTunes festival live album. *wishing I had the money to spend on that right now* if you can find download links for the EPs and stuff definitely let me know.

    hah! I want them to listen to everything, too! I would say add the acoustic version of Chocolate for sure. I'm not sure what else. let me think on it.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:35am
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    @ semisweet.
    I think a friend of mine sent me the deluxe version so I'll have a look and see if I still have it somewhere. And omg, as soon as I get paid I'm buying the festival album. I love their live sound so much.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:41am
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    if you still have it will you send it to me? pretty please? Cute and I know! how is it possible that matty's voice is even better live? I think we talked about this but I'll still post it here: that's not how that's supposed to work! it's not fair!
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:45am
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    @ semisweet.
    Absolutely I'll send it to you! Shoot me your email address and I'll send it over when I find it. Cute
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:48am
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    alk;dfja;lskdfj I love the 1975 In Love

    And fortunately, they're coming here in my country! I'm so excited and I'm totally gonna buy underwear to throw at Matt.
    February 27th, 2014 at 11:52am
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    I'm so jealous. Twitch The closest they're coming on their next US tour is New York City and it sold out extremely quick so I'm missing them AGAIN.
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:04pm
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    HI.

    I'm a new fan, so I don't really know much about them yet, but I absolutely love them.

    Also, I feel like I have to mention how I'm totally crazy about their cover of Clean Bandit's Rather Be. Brilliant. In Love
    February 27th, 2014 at 03:52pm
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    @ crooked
    Yes, that cover is so goddamn good. I think Matty could read the ingredients of a package of trail mix and I'd be in love with it.
    February 27th, 2014 at 05:33pm
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    are you freaking kidding me? well now I'm sad.
    February 27th, 2014 at 10:00pm
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    @ crooked
    that's one I haven't heard. need to listen to it. welcome to the fandom, btw!
    February 27th, 2014 at 10:08pm
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    I'm gonna get tickets to the Baltimore show instead. Sigh.
    February 27th, 2014 at 10:24pm
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    are there still tix left for Baltimore? I can make that drive. I go to Baltimore for concerts a lot. well I used to. now... to find the money.
    February 27th, 2014 at 10:57pm