Angular, persistent, and exploratory, The 1975’s latest album, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, has almost as much to offer as the title. 17 tracks and not one of them the same (which is actually more than you can say for the title) the album verges on sugar-pop glory while offering a wider musical experience tailored to the needs of the pop enthusiast. Personally, I like a little more rock with my sugar roll, but whatever, a bold attempt.
Suggested Use: Have you been neglecting your anglophile side for awhile? Do you need to develop one? Start here, these Brits can sing and play and their otherworldly charm is simply undeniable. If you find they’re not for you, don’t give up on anglophilism, simply look into the band Alt-J. It's hard to get more anglo than their song, "Choice Kingdom" with its lyric “rule Britannia, ruler of the waves.”
Craig B is a thirty-something lover of books, movies, and rock and roll whose grandmother still worries that he might not be eating enough. (Love you, Grandma!) He lives with his charming wife in the small town of Berne, IN (in sight of the clock tower) where he busies himself keeping the Roses of Sharon in check and training his chinchilla in the ancient arts of the Ninja. Craig’s current favorite book is Buddenbrooks
by Thomas Mann.