Probably their most known song Chocolate has a catchy radio tune written all over it as it is written in a major scale, has a melodic guitar melody and has a summery feel to it with an added choir effect towards the end. I would imagine this would be on playlist when going on a road-trip in the summer with car windows rolled down.
Another distinctive song is without a doubt their early single The Sex which begins with an effective guitar intro and then the song builds itself up to a powerful feeling bridge. This upbeat song reminds me a typical alternative rock band song with the singer´s singing manner, drum beats and guitar riffs with a bit of a Kings Of Leon vibe. What might suprise the listener is that the lyrics are at times sharp and blunt but that is what makes it real for the listener. As the members have said this album is the soundtrack of their teenage years. Besides catchy songs Heart Out, Settle Down and Girls there are also slower songs. The rhythm is at first hard to grasp in the song Talk which starts with an odd combination of rhythm and melody. Same is She Way Out which also combines guitar-riffs with the bass melodies,the drum and might be unusual to hear when listening the first time. These songs with odd rhythm combinations are not usually my cup of tea as I find them hard to listen to.
A song which is different from other tracks on the album is M.O.N.E.Y. which does not have a lot of variety in melody but instead repeats one beat and bass throughout the song. Somewhere between those beats come some electronic elements as well as a bit of autotune. Sound effects are also audible in Pressure where the singer´s voice has been given an echo effect. Normally I do not like when the singer´s voice is altered much but in this song the effect gives the song a kind of old vibe. It is strangely haunting. The end of the album comes with a suprising piano ballad which I am not sure is a whole song or an outro for the album. It is like from another planet compared to the style of other songs on the album. However, the singer does show his ability to sing sad slow songs with a voice sounding vulnerable. The 1975 is a solid first debut album which with its catchy tunes and vibe makes you nodd along to the songs.