YMMV / The 1975

  • Anvilicious: "M.O.N.E.Y." isn't exactly subtle with its Drugs Are Bad message...
  • Awesome Music: ...but most people won't care because the song is just awesome.
    • "Girls" sees the band moving towards a Power Pop sound. It's beautiful.
  • Base Breaker: Matty. Although he's popular with the majority of the band's fans, there's still a significant section of fans who consider him self-centred and attention seeking.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment/Nausea Fuel: That one part in the "Girls" video where a woman randomly pukes pink fluid.
  • Black Sheep Hit: "Chocolate" and "Sex" are different than the band's usual style.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Matty presents himself so unsympathetically sometimes that it can be difficult to feel sorry for him. This is particularly evident in songs like 'Change Of Heart' and 'Paris.'
  • Ear Worm: Oh, dear Lord. When it comes to ear worms, The 1975 probably have even more than Justin Bieber does.
    • "We go where nobody knows, we've guns hidden under our petticoats..."
    • "Yeah, you wanna find love, then you know where the city is!"
    • "Drink slow to feed the nose, you know he likes to get blown..."
    • "It's just you and I tonight, why don't you figure my heart out?"
    • "For cryin' out loud, settle down!"
    • "They're just girls, they're just girls..."
    • "There's a change in pressure! I'm never gonna lie to YOU~!"
    • "Oh, I just had a change of heart..."
    • "And LOVE ME! (If that's what you wanna do)"
    • "You should be loving someone..."
    • "I don't want your body but I hate to think about you with somebody else..."
  • Epic Riff: The repeating guitar riff in "The City".
    • The main synth hook of "Heart Out".
    • Many of their guitar licks, particularly "Chocolate", "Sex", "Talk!", "Settle Down", "Girls", "Pressure" and "You", just to name a few.
  • Fandom Berserk Button: Saying '1975' instead of 'The 1975' or 'Matt Healy' is bound to get you a lot of pissed-off fans calling you out.
  • Fan Disservice: Watching Matty masturbate/make sex faces in the 'Somebody Else' video should be something you want to see, but the MindScrew element is difficult to get over, making it seem unsettling and incredibly fucked up instead.
  • Mondegreen: Matthew Healy is notorious for his ridiculously thick British accent, making the majority of his lyrics incomprehensible without reading them.
  • Love It or Hate It: They're critically divisive to say the least.
  • Misaimed Fandom: Their songs normally carry a Drugs Are Bad message, but this doesn't stop certain fans from romanticising hard drug addiction.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The first three minutes of the video for 'Somebody Else' are particularly unsettling and surreal.
  • Periphery Demographic: The band is very popular among scene kids, of all people.
  • Signature Song: "Chocolate", though if you read the article you might've thought it was "Sex", which isn't as famous as "Chocolate" but certainly more Troperiffic.
  • Tear Jerker: "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?". With a melancholic tone, a stripped-down piano sound, and Matty's beautiful voice, it's one of the group's sadder songs. Oh, and it's the final track on their Self-Titled Album.
    • "Menswear" could also count- it's about a wedding that's going downhill rapidly.
    • "You". It's about an extremely dysfunctional relationship that the singer is still holding onto without really knowing why.
    • "Robbers" has a powerful tone and lyrics about a love affair that's about to go downhill. It ends in a Downer Ending that will make your heart get crushed into ashes.
    • "Sex" is often overlooked as just an Intercourse with You song, but if you take the time to actually delve deeper into it's meaning, the intercourse in question is being had with a girl who, despite the protagonist falling head over heels for her, already has a boyfriend (hence the constant repetition of "She's got a boyfriend anyway"). Coupled with the incredible instrumentation (the EP version features distorted and reverberated background guitars that sound like angels crying) and the desperate-sounding vocals (just listen to the way he sings the chorus), it's actually really, really saddening, especially if you've ever felt unrequited love for someone in a relationship, and have actually come that close to getting them.
    • "Me" has the protagonist flatly admitting that his actions have had serious consequences and that he's suicidal. Combine that with the melancholy music and Matty's emotionally-crushed tone, and you've got a song that's enough to make anyone break down.
    • At the end of 'Nana', Matty's voice cracks as he sings 'I'm bereft, you see/I think you can tell/I haven't been doing too well.'
    • All of 'She Lays Down'. They've only played it live once, and half way through, Matty has to start again after bursting into tears.
    • "A Change Of Heart" is a very direct and honest account of a relationship falling apart as two people fall out of love and start seeing each other as they really are. As light-hearted as the music sounds, the song's overall tone is chock-full of emotional exhaustion and despair.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: A lot of fans haven't taken the band's second "Sex" video, which was done in color instead of the band's signature style of Deliberately Monochrome videos, very well.
    • Matty lampshades this at the beginning of the "Girls" video.
    Matty: Everything feels totally wrong. It's too...
    George: I mean...
    Matty: It's so pop...
    George: We're not a pop band.
    Matty: We're not a pop band, and it feels like a really... pop video. The whole scenario's not really what we're about. It needs to be black and white, for a start.