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Without You I'm Nothing Import
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|1. Pure Morning|
|2. Brick Shithouse|
|3. You Don't Care About Us|
|4. Ask For Answers|
|5. Without You I'm Nothing|
|6. Allergic (To Thoughts Of Mother Earth)|
|7. The Crawl|
|8. Every You Every Me|
|9. My Sweet Prince|
|10. Summer's Gone|
|11. Scared Of Girls|
|12. Burger Queen|
|13. Evil Dildo (hidden track)|
Japanese version featuring a bonus track: 20Th Century Boy (From The Movie Velvet Goldmine).
This U.K. three-piece's self-titled debut often got compared to Smashing Pumpkins and Rush--Smashing Pumpkins for its unashamed mid-'70s prog-rock allusions and Rush because of singer Brian Molko's unusually high-pitched, almost androgynous voice. In reality, Placebo were far more salacious, downright dirty, and culturally confusing than either. (The band is a mix of American, Swedish, and English, with some Lebanese and Luxembourgian thrown in.) For their second album, Placebo have looked to the late '70s for inspiration, to the sound of early New Order and the Banshees--with a dash of the '90s thrown in: "Brick Shithouse," for example, starts like the most balls-out Prodigy song. If their debut was the sound of a no-holds-barred sexual drug frenzy lasting way into the next day, then Without You I'm Nothing is the resultant rumpled, libidinous comedown. As such, it's much classier, cerebral and great to listen to when hung-over. "I'm unclean / A libertine / And every time you vent your spleen / I seem to lose my power of speech," Molko breathes on the awesomely overcharged title track. In a year when Marilyn Manson and Bauhaus continue to revitalize the goth movement across America, Placebo's moment may well have arrived. --Everett True
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And on top of that, the album offers some absolutely incredible tracks that call for multiple listenings. The hidden track in "Burger Queen" (possibly the most hidden track I've ever heard - eight minutes of silence precede it) is practically 100% instrumental, but its a good final reminder of the amazing guitar work that dominates the album. Guitar work best scene with the opener, "Pure Morning," the most rock-friendly track on "Without You", and one that begs to be played at full blast. "Every You and Every Me" delivers much of the same rock sound. But the best tracks on the album aren't the guitar showcases.
"The Crawl" is a minimalistic, tragic love anthem ("Your smile would make me sneeze / when we were Siamese"), that could be one of the most haunting songs ever, if not for "My Sweet Prince", an even more minimalistic, more haunting, and more beautiful love anthem, this time to heroin addiction. Its easily the most beautiful song on the album, and its one of the many reasons I keep returning to this cd again and again...
I wish I could eat your cancer when you turn black.
is it just me or is that not actually amazing a lyric? No, the brutally honest lyrics and quality guitar tunes are scattered on this album like confetti. There is something so undeniably british about the album too, makes you look at life in a different way. I dont think I can really say which are the best songs, because that would be unfair to the rest of this album.
BUY IT IF YOU LIKE MUSIC!
In order to fully enjoy this album, you must pitch every CD you own in trash and delete all other MP3's off your computer, cause otherwise your head'll spin with off the rip-offs. Brain Molko seems to be the worst offender of the group- I won;t meantion the same things that other revewiers have pointed out- David Bowie, the Cure, ect ect- I'll just point out what nobody else seems to have noticed yet.
Listen to this: a band that classified themselves as British Rock with a slightly goth feel, has a pretty-boy androgynous vocalist with a thing for makeup, and was inspired by such bands as Radiohead and The Cure. Wow, that sounds a lot like another band like Placebo, except FAR FAR FAR better: Plastic Tree.
Short black hair, cute little boy stage attiude, black eyeshade and cutesy clothes-Brian REALLY wants to be Ryutaro Arimura , doesn't he? Too bad he didn't take some stage tips from Ryutaro as well as appearence; it would have done him a world of good...
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After listening to this album, I can only say one thing, heavy. I have never gotten emotional over a song before, but after listening to My Sweet Prince, it had me in tears. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Brianna
Some bands are simply so far out there in terms of combining what we love from so many genres of music then elevating all of it to all time highs. Read morePublished on Jan. 6 2004 by Brian Wallace (Co-author of It's Not Your Hair)
'Every You, Every Me' was the first song I hear from Placebo, and I instantly love it, it's very catchy. Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by Amazon Customer
im not a devoted fan of Placebo,but i've always been impressed by their original music interpretation and that ironical touch of the lyrics.... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2003 by Metal Lover
Yes, they have many influences, but that's part of their charm. I bought this album wiithout hearing any songs on it, just because I kept meeting people who said I'd like these... Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2003 by Shadowgraphs
I bought this song after hearing "Every You, Every Me" in Cruel Intentions. So I bought the cd for it. Came to find out that the whole cd is great. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2003 by Daniel
After the smashing debut album, the expectations were pretty high, Placebo the first masterpiece, was loaded with deep deep lyrics. Read more