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Sleeping W/Ghosts

Placebo Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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1. Bulletproof Cupid
2. English Summer Rain
3. This Picture
4. Sleeping with Ghosts
5. The Bitter End
6. Something Rotten
7. Plasticine
8. Special Needs
9. I'll Be Yours
10. Second Sight
11. Protect Me from What I Want
12. Centrefolds

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Sex and drugs and rock & roll have figured prominently in Placebo's glitterered-up, androgynous music. Sleeping with Ghosts is a little more coy than past recordings, dealing more with the torturous psychological aspects of relationships than with the exchange of body fluids. Not that there isn't any room for fetishism. "This Picture," for example, apparently dwells on sado-masochism and comes over as just the sort of trash-glam pop stomp once associated with Suede. "The Bitter End" ("Since we're feeling so anaesthatized") is a big, bruising, fatalistic rocker. At times it's hard to tell whether Brian Molko is repulsed or perversely inspired by his subject matter, although he's definitely bored with the bloody weather (the cheerless "English Summer Rain" is a subdued pop tune driven by rhythmic electronic jolts) and the waltz- time, Doors-influenced "Protect Me from What I Want" finds him praying to be delivered from his own personal temptations. Sleeping with Ghosts, however, is as much an album for slam-dancing nights out at Goth haunts as it is music for the psychiatrist’s couch. --Kevin Maidment

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PLACEBO Sleeping With Ghosts (2003 UK 12-track CD album - their fourth longplayer including the singles The Bitter End Special Needs and English Summer Rain picture sleeve booklet CDFLOOR17)

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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BAND , GREAT CD June 10 2004
By MaR
Format:Audio CD
this is a band you either love or hate. i'd always admired them for their originality although i wasn't a big fan... the music on this cd hasn't changed much from the other ones, yet it has something new and more addictive i can't explain! not to mention the videos are better than ever, "special needs" is the most beautiful video i've seen in years...
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3.0 out of 5 stars they are dragging around a corpse June 6 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Placebo was my favorite all time band only three years ago! I adored everything about them: how beautiful Brian Molko was, his voice, the clever yet catchy lyrics, and just the entire beautiful sound.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars badass cd man May 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
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
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sleeping With The Music March 19 2004
By Sandy
Format:Audio CD
Only recently, have I discovered Placebo, and already thier music has taken me over. When I listened to the c.d the first time, it was only really "Protect Me From What I Want" that struck a chord, but when I repeatedly played the album, I sank deeper into the music.
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.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Our Lady of the Flowers' confessional March 17 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It feels a bit weird writing a review for this album, prely because it was this album that turned me off of Placebo.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Placebo Album To Date Feb. 7 2004
Format:Audio CD
I don't typically review CD's on-line, so this will be brief. I'm giving this a five for one reason: I'm on buying this CD for the 2nd time because I wore out my first copy. Enough said.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it was good, dammit! Feb. 4 2004
By Claire
Format:Audio CD
Honestly, I thought Sleeping With Ghosts was a superb album. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I enjoyed the album as a whole. 5/5, yo! XD
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1.0 out of 5 stars Hack Market Music Jan. 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
This hurried album sounds like a collection of bad b-sides. The other 3 Placebo albums are much better, lyrically and musically. The only good songs on here are This Picture and Special Needs. The rest is obvious filler.
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