This isn’t the best 1975 record, but it is the *most* 1975 record.
Haters will say it’s a self-indulgent mess and they will be right. Stans will say it’s another genre-busting masterpiece from the best pop rock band of this generation and they will also be right. If A Brief Inquiry was a Big Statement Record, Notes is a collage of Small and Medium ones, an approach that plays to a lot of the 1975’s strengths but also exposes many of their weaknesses. That said, I ... read more