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Without You I'm Nothing [Import]

PlaceboAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 3, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B00000DG17
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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

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Product Description

CD Elevator Music Ltd., CDFLOOR8, 1998 12 Track

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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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, and absolutely wonderful October 28, 2001
Format:Audio CD
'A friend in need's a friend indeed, a friend with weed is better', declared Brian Molko at the opening of Pure Morning, the first track on their 2nd album Without You I'm Nothing. Here we go, you think, this shall be an album of irrevent lyrics and punky 'choons', ala the groups 1st album, Placebo. How wrong you'd be.
In fact, despite the suggestion of the opening track, the album is a lot more deep. Musically, you have big shiny anthems ('Pure Morning', 'Every You Every Me'), grungy punky noise-blasts ('Brick Shithouse', 'Scared of Girls), punky anthemic sing-a-longs ('You Don't Care About Us').
However where the album really shines is on its heartbroken love songs, which, both musically and lyrically, are amazing, chilling and emotional. 'Ask For Answers', 'My Sweet Prince', 'Summer's Gone' and 'Burger Queen' all do this well, but it is done most effectively on the wonderful yet incredibly sad title track. It is the sound of Brian Molko's desperation and hurt from rejection. 'Without You, I'm Nothing' he finally croons repeatedly, after a slow build-up of guitars to the third minute or so. It affects you incredibly. This alone merits buying the album, and there is plenty more to enjoy. Enjoy.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Without this Album, You're Nothing May 5, 2006
Format:Audio CD
I should have written this a long time ago. I saw Placebo in London in 2001 and was immediately hooked. They were so much different than the American bands that I was listening to at the time (Tool, Rage, etc.). The band produced seering pop rock that just flowed through the throng of sweaty people at the show. So after that, I went out and bought the album. Pure Morning may be one of the catchiest songs ever written. Once you hear it, it sticks in your brain for days and is nearly impossible to dislodge. Not to be overshadowed are great tracks like Every Me, Every You and You Don't Care about us. These songs crackle with electricity and are great to listen to anytime, but for me, especially when driving. But the highlight to the album has got to be the title track. Very emotional and strong. I recomend this album to anyone who's gotten stuck in a rut with today's mainstream music.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums EVER!!! July 3, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Take some Smiths, some Joy Division, a little Depeche Mode, and a hint of Nirvana, with a singer who can be compared to Getty Lee. Then make it all much darker, deeper and sad! You'd have Placebo. I have listened to this CD more than any other album ever. It is simply brilliant! It is their best work and if I could only take one CD to a desert Island this would probably be it. (Although I'd probably commit suicide after about a year) Mind you it is not for everybody. You must like deep, depressing, androgenous music. Placebo is an awesome 3 piece band! They play catchy uptempo songs as well as slow ballad type songs and even get a little heavy at times. Brian Molko's vocals and lyrics are one of a kind. If you like alternative music with an 80's type feel or any of the bands I mentioned above, you must check out Placebo and definitely this album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best album i have ever heard. Period. March 13, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Seriously. In 39 years of life I have never listened to an album for the first time and loved every single track, first off, first listening. That is how good this LP is. Not even "Ziggy Stardust" did that for me. My first impression was New Oder collides with The Wedding Present. This album at once rocks you into a frenzy with glorious guitar riffs and chord changes, blistering bass rythyms and synchopated vocal intro's. Then it slugs you in the stomach with it's desperate dark melodies and words. It's a roller coaster ride, and Molkos voice is sheer jagged ice. I am one moment atop a mountain revelling in "Brick" and "You don't Care" and then dredging the oceans of my heart with "Crawl" "Sweet Prince". Like Bowie with "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" Molko leaves us with "Burger Queen". My spirits are lifted and dashed in 66 minutes of the best music I have ever heard. I feel the angst in this album, and yet in the end I am left with a sense of hope. Please God let Placebo live forever. Simply the best album ever made, it saved my life.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE PERFECT ALBUM FOR STORMY DAYS October 26, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Placebo's "Without You I'm Nothing" is a spectacular trip through the darkness, angst, despair, heartache, emptiness, and loss of the 1990s. Cheerful? No. Spectacular? Yes. This is certainly musical ground that has been broken before, but Placebo carry it off with such style, energy, and penache that it really doesn't matter. Scrappy underdog Brian Molko is a perfect rock n' roll frontman for the end of the millennium: screwed up, hurt, and sexually ambiguous. Which is just the way we like our rock stars. 'Pure Morning' is a thunderous beast of an opening track, but there are many, many more treasures to be savoured on this album. The next two tracks, 'Brick Shithouse' and 'You Don't Care About Us' don't let up on the energy, while later in the album the band soften its appraoch musically, while Molko takes us through his musings on addictions, heartache, and loss. The title track sends shivers down my spine, while the album-closing 'Burger Queen' is a brutally honest self portrayal of Molko. Slap this album on during a dark, stormy evening and enjoy the ride.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars PLACEBO CRAZY
Published 8 months ago by L.R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
Placebo is one of my favorite bands, and this album does not disappoint. "Pure Morning" is an amazing song! The rest of the album is beautiful too.
Published 22 months ago by Colleen
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good
I bought this because I loved the song Pure Morning and I was looking for something a little different in my collection. Read more
Published on February 4, 2012 by Matthew G. Wahlberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album
Placebo's best album by far. Got it for myself and a second copy for my friend. Whole album has a great vibe.
Published on August 25, 2011 by Kyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Haven't heard this since I was 15!
I haven't heard this since I was fifteen, and I'm now 26. Can't believe I let this one slip through my fingers. Amazing album.

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Published on November 4, 2009 by Andrew D. Harris
2.0 out of 5 stars One hit and not much worse.
"Pure Morning" is one of XM 43's better songs. Everything else here is only somewhat worse. All in all, they show a lot of promise in every area. Read more
Published on August 12, 2008 by J. Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great cd
I am very happy to have bought this cd. Every song is amazing and they are songs that you can play over and over and over. Read more
Published on January 18, 2008 by Judy Schinske
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing
We've all heard the question asked on MTV or in printed form in music magazines... "What album changed your life? Read more
Published on August 12, 2007 by B5Anteros
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD
I think I just love Placebo. You have to love his voice to buy any of their cd's. Anyone who likes Placebo's "controversial" lyrics, should look up some of their interviews. Read more
Published on May 25, 2007 by K. Martinez
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