|1. Bulletproof Cupid|
|2. English Summer Rain|
|3. This Picture|
|4. Sleeping with Ghosts|
|5. The Bitter End|
|6. Something Rotten|
|8. Special Needs|
|9. I'll Be Yours|
|10. Second Sight|
|11. Protect Me from What I Want|
This CD feels like they are trying to return to the beauty of "Without You I'm Nothing". The songs have a similar feel to them, but something is missing. Originality? Beautiful lyrics? Yep. Mr. Molko sounds bored with his own songs half of the time! All of the lyrics on this CD are extremely repetitive and sound cliche, like he recycled parts of lyrics from all the old songs from "Without You I'm Nothing" and made them horribly boring.
Now, that being said, it's still a good CD on its own, but compared to "Without You I'm Nothing" and their debut album "Placebo", which are both excellent, it is a failure. There are still some good songs on it like "This Picture", "The Bitter End", and "Protect me from What I Want". It's good, but it isn't amazing.
yeah, um, so i won this cd off my local radio station and i listened to it a couple of times and then i put it away but now i listen to it like heaps, outstaning tracks are bullitproof cupid, second sight, plasticine and the bitter end
if you dont have it buy it
and if you have it buy it again
I find "Sleeping With Ghosts" album, the best c.d I have purchased for a long time, musically and lyrically. I have now started listening to their earlier albums also, though they haven't quite caught my grip as well as this has.
My favourites would have to be "Protect Me...", "English Summer Rain", "Special Needs" and the incredible title track "Sleeping With Ghosts".
Placebo's music has changed my life, and I just hope that they will continue to spread their music, so more people can be aware of such an incredible band.
It's not a *bad* album perse... it's just not good. Background info: I've been a Placebo fan since 1998, swept up in the "Without You I'm Nothing" haze and the common 13-year-old "ooo... pretty boy!" mindset. And it wasn't unjustified. Mr. Molko was in his make-up drenched, long-haired heyday, writing quirky pop songs with the subtle dementia and histrionic ambivalence characteristic of many great post-punk bands (as well as many great bands of all kinds). The first album is essentially bursting out of the seems; energetic and defiant pop music with a camp edge, which was a breath of fresh air amongst the earnest drone of some many bands of the era. The music was fresh and alive... it had a life all its own and embodied a world of drugs, sex, and an acute existential awareness and expressiveness as affected by drugs and sex, all filtered thru the corpse of camp rock n' roll. Then came Without You I'm Nothing. A wonderful album. Probably their best. Much darker and slightly ethereal - strangely imperminent, as if the same thoughts in the brilliant minds giving us the first album were twisted and contorted in fun-house mirrors and dizzied by the fumes of black nail varnish. A beautiful and evokative album by all accounts (I still think "your smile would make me sneeze/ when we were Siamese" is one of the best lines ever).
That was the end of an era. Black Market Music followed suit, bringing them tons of new fans, but showing an "aging" (for lack of a better term, though seems akward considering most of the music I listen to is courtesy old or dead people) Placebo.Read more ›