Release date: September 02, 2013
Label: Dirty Hit Records, Polydor Records, Vagrant Records, Interscope Records
Produced by: The 1975, Mike Crossey
The 1975 is the self-titled debut studio album by English alternative rock band from Manchester, The 1975, released on September 2, 2013 through Dirty Hit/Polydor. It was recorded with Arctic Monkeys collaborator Mike Crossey. In addition to the standard version of the album, a double CD deluxe edition was also released, with the second disc containing the band's four EPs: Facedown, Sex, Music for Cars and IV, making a total of 39 tracks.
In a 2012 interview with Elliot Mitchell of When the Gramophone Rings, The 1975 frontman Matt Healy said the band had a different approach to recording the album than to their previous EPs: "I think the best albums are ones where every track could be a potential single. Both our EP's center around a lead track whilst showcasing a wider body of work, whereas we feel the album is lead track after lead track, with all the alternative moments captured in an accessible way." He also said that the album had been "five years in the making, formed through the many different incarnations of the band," and added that it is "drenched in our identity and it's everything that we are. It does span a lot of genres and depth, but it's still a coherent piece of work and everything that makes our band our band, personally I would say it's an ambitious debut record."
Healy described the album's musical style as "pretty experimental, and goes from glitchy R&B to big 80's powerpop to mid 90's soul, but it's done in our way obviously."