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Fri., Nov. 25, 8 p.m. 2016
$39.95
Britain’s latest attempt to conquer the hearts and minds of America’s youth comes in the form of The 1975. The quartet’s power pop 80s sound blends the look and lovelorn lyricism of new wave pop-rock bands like The Cure or Tears for Fears, with bombastic instrumental compositions reminiscent of the likes of Michael Jackson and Huey Lewis & The News, all projected through the shoglazed-over eyes of a Jonas Brother. Their latest album “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it,” adds a layer of angst to the aforementioned sonic grab bag. Tracks like “Change Of Heart,” sound like they’d feel right at home in a John Hughes flick, but are mixed in with more ambient electro-themed tunes like the album’s title track. While it might be hard find your way to your seats, through the throng of screaming fans this band has garnered since their debut in 2012, The 1975 is talented enough to make their hodgepodge of competing sounds compelling to say the least.
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