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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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The highlight of this album have to "Every You Every Me", which also appears on the soundtrack Cruel Intentions. This track is catchy lyrically and is acoustically driven.
Over tracks to look out for, besides the singles, include "Allergic" - a catchy and meaningful track, with many memorable lines, and "Scared of Girls", a powerful song which deals with male sexuality. The album also contains some ballads which are ultra sad and at time very depressing, such as "The Crawl", "Sweet Prince", "Ask For Answers" and "Summer's Gone". The title track "Without You I'm Nothing" is one of the singles to lookout for with the build up of lyrics and musics.
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!
Most recent customer reviews
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 Yova Turnes
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
This is nice, solid album. It really is. I would have loved to give it 5 stars- there just seems to be one small problem:Everything. Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2003 by Xel
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