While Placebo’s previous couple of albums demonstrated a tendency to pander to a devout
fanbase eager to suckle up frontman Brian Molko’s shrill delivery of prurient autobiographical
narrative and sexual innuendo, their fifth album, Meds, finds them ready to engage again with the rock mainstream.
Tracks like "Infra Red" and "Post Blue" craft a fresh dynamic between quiet-loud Pixies dynamics and febrile
Sonic Youth crunch, and there’s a couple of notable guest appearances:
first in the shape of VV, smouldering frontwoman of The Kills, who brings her femme fatale drawl to the chorus
of "Meds", but also REM’s Michael Stipe, who shadows Molko through the dynamite plumes of "Broken Promise".
"Drag", meanwhile, might even become a career highlight, a breezy hymn to self-loathing with characteristically
perverse lyrics ("You’re the first one to swim ‘cross the Seine/I lag behind"), while "Pierrot The Clown"
strikes a neatly poignant note, all painted-frown melodrama and tapped glockenspiel.
All in all, it’s probably Placebo’s most accessible album since Without You I’m Nothing.
Ripped by............: Nookie on 03/11/2008
Posted by............: Nookiebear on 03/11/2008
Included.............: NFO, SFV, M3U
1. (00:02:55) Placebo - Meds (feat. Alison Mosshart)
2. (00:03:16) Placebo - Infrared
3. (00:03:21) Placebo - Drag
4. (00:03:51) Placebo - Space Monkey
5. (00:04:40) Placebo - Follow The Cops Back Home
6. (00:03:12) Placebo - Post Blue
7. (00:03:22) Placebo - Because I Want You
8. (00:04:02) Placebo - Blind
9. (00:04:22) Placebo - Pierrot The Clown
10. (00:04:13) Placebo - Broken Promise (feat. Michael Stipe)
11. (00:03:21) Placebo - One Of A Kind
12. (00:03:53) Placebo - In The Cold Light Of Morning
13. (00:03:36) Placebo - Song To Say Goodbye
Playing Time.........: 00:48:04
Total Size...........: 108.96 MB