The 1975’s Matt Healy loves LCD Soundsystem’s ‘All My Friends’, which is the right opinion

Like, who doesn't think it's one of the greatest songs of the last 20 years? Exactly.
The 1975’s Matt Healy’s favourite song of all time is LCD Soundsystem’s ‘All My Friends’, apparently, which proves he’s got exquisite taste.

The frontman revealed his top pick on NPR’s All Songs Considered. “It’s so funny and beautiful,” he said. “That album would have come out when I was like 16. I remember hearing that song and thinking ‘OK, that’s it – I’ve found my forever song’. I’d found the song that I knew was going to inform every single song that I ever did. We could get into a musical conversation where we talk about the technicalities, about the fact that it’s two notes, it resolves every couple of bars but it feels like this completely unresolved piece of music that’s never going to end.

“It’s like ‘Sledgehammer’ by Peter Gabriel – it’s got to fade out on it because that beat keeps going, it’s the same kind of thing with this.”

“This song, it makes me think about life, it makes me think about death, it makes me think about friends past and present and it’s kind of everything to me. I have rinsed this song in my career – technically, emotionally, and I say that with an unabashed freedom because I realised that if I wanted to do it, it needed to be as good as this. It needed to be funny, it needed to be self-aware, it needed to be beautiful, it needed to be culturally aware, but it also worked as a piece of pop music in the way that great pieces of pop music do.”

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