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.