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.
  • 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.
  • 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..."
    • "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: Many fans were not pleased to discover that The 1975 "won" the "Worst Band" award at the 2014 NME Awards.
  • Mondegreen: Matthew Healy is notorious for his ridiculously thick British accent, making the majority of his lyrics incomprehensible without reading them.
  • 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. When coming after a funky jazz track like "Pressure", that's severe Mood Whiplash.
    • "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.
  • 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.