The 1975’s Notes on a Conditional Form is a messy album – deliberately so. 22 tracks and 80 minutes long, and recorded between 16 different studios in three different continents, the record darts from sweeping cinematic strings to energetic punk to twangy country to Bonobo-esque house rollers to trap drums to yacht rock (in its best moments, you’ll get a lot of these on the same tune). The album was first conceived as a response to our hyperstimulated consumer culture, and it feels kind of like watching one of those 12-part Netflix series: bloated, difficult, and meandering in places; urgent, inspired, and transcendent in others.
Elsewhere this week, Carly Rae Jepsen remains consistent with her Emotion Side B album by releasing Dedicated Side B, a collection of complementary songs from last year’s Dedicated, and India Jordan shares For You, a collection of euphoro-bangers. Take a listen below.