Ahhh yes, that voice. Some love it and some can’t stand it. I guess I’m somewhere in the middle as Brian Molko’s voice isn’t my favorite but I can hang when the music is right. Placebo’s breakout single, “Pure Morning,” is definitely not my favorite track of theirs but is definitely memorable for it’s overt drug references that I remember my young self being surprised to hear on the radio. Placebo have been working steadily since then, releasing 4 albums since 1998’s Without You I’m Nothing.
I haven’t followed them too closely but a couple years ago a buddy turned me on to 2003’s “The Bitter End” which quickly became a favorite and even landed on an early TBE mix. This propulsive rock jam is like aural adrenaline for me.
Last summer Placebo released their 6th LP, Battle For The Sun, which I didn’t listen to until recently but is a damn solid album. Horn-tinged foot tapper “For What It’s Worth” is my first favorite but “The Never-Ending Why,” “Breathe Underwater,” and the title track are all up there as well. If you were ever a Placebo fan and didn’t catch Battle, or if you like what you hear here, then I think you might enjoy it.
https://www.theburningear.com/media/2010/02/Placebo-Without-you.jpg697699Brandonhttps://www.theburningear.com/media/2015/03/TBE-Header-Logo-2015-stack1.pngBrandon2010-02-21 20:06:242010-02-21 20:06:54Â«FlashbackÂ« Placebo - Pure Morning (plus The Bitter End and For What It's Worth)