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Most Placebo fans would prefer it if Brian was still running around in a dress and about to get a sex change. Most Placebo fans would love it if Placebo played 'Nancy Boy' at all of their concerts. But neither of those is the case any longer.
No. This is 2006. And one can't help talking about MEDS without also talking about how Placebo have changed over the past 10 years.
Brian is father now (hence the line "Out of the womb and into the void" from 'One Of A Kind'). Gone is the bitchy and antagonistic tone in interviews. There are no more stories about Placebo "leaving a trail of blood and spunk" across the globe.
You can't say MEDS is a return to Placebo's roots, because that's what the buzz has been for every album since WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING.
What you can say, is that MEDS is a damn fine record, and one that Placebo has every right to be proud of.
It was written fast. It was recorded fast.
Every song has a sense of urgency about it, a sense of being all about the moment.
The opening and title track 'Meds' begins with solo guitar and just Mr Molko's voice, like a bird of prey circling silently far off in the distance, getting closer, getting louder, getting faster, and then it proceeds to swoop down on you like a predator, and by the end you just can't help but be tapping your foot and screaming "Baby, did you forget to take your meds?" The vocals of VV from The Kills add a nice touch to this track.Read more ›
The one thing I don't understand is their decision to make "Because I Want You" a single. It seems extremely out of place among the other tracks and is quite bland in comparison. It is by far the worst song on the album, and one of only two that I don't love (the other being the Michael Stipe duet, "Broken Promise").
There are so many other good tracks, though, it's unbelievable. My absolute favorites are the menacing "Infra-Red," the semi-experimental "Space Monkey," and the gorgeous ballad "Pierrot The Clown." Not far behind are "Drag," "Post Blue," and "Song To Say Goodbye."
I can't believe how many people think Meds and Sleeping With Ghosts are Placebo's worst. I couldn't disagree more with these people! Brian Molko and the boys have created a masterpiece. I typically listen to bands that lean slightly more toward the electro-pop or new wave end of the pop spectrum, and some of my favorite bands have released brilliant new albums this year... which is why I'm so shocked to find that I keep returning to Meds. Somehow it's managed to push its way to #1 on my list of 2006 releases. I love it.
All of this aside, Meds is an excellent album. If you haven't bought (or otherwise obtained) it yet, this edition would appear to be as good as the prior editions (and it does contain more music than the prior single CD version). If you have already bought this album, PLEASE stand up to the RIAA and DO NOT buy it again.
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"Did you forget to take your meds..."
Great song. Most of the rest of the CD is avg, but tolerable.
There should be another button that says: "It is the begining of the end of this band". It lacks the punch previous albums had and the lyrics are not so good either, this is most... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julio Alonso
Amazing album by an Amazing Band! Placebo never cease to disappoint. And this album is no exception. This edition also came with a DVD, but its a bit on the weak side. Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Mont
Late to finding this band in general .. but this is the album that made me fall in love with Brian's voice. Brilliant vocals and lyrics.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
First of all, I want to make it clear that this isn't a problem with the album per-se. The album plays well and is a strong offering from Placebo. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Carson Ball
This is the album that made me felt in love with Placebo back on 2006. A friend gave it to me and I remember playing this album around 10 - 20 times a day without getting bored, I... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Joshy Z
A great sounding group and the androgynous lead singer has a great voice.Published 19 months ago by Stan J. Dymek
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Tim appears to be in Singapore. I was at a US record store this evening and found
a copy of the standard version of Meds, but there was no mention on the packaging
of copy protection. Can anyone confirm or deny that the US versions (CD or CD+DVD) are blighted? Thanks!
Apr 15, 2006 by TAO | See all 3 posts
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