«Flashback« Placebo – Pure Morning (plus The Bitter End and For What It’s Worth)

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♫ Placebo – Pure Morning / 1998

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.

♫ Placebo – The Bitter End / Sleeping With Ghosts, 2003

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.

♫ Placebo – For What It’s Worth / Battle For The Sun, 2009

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.

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4 replies
  1. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Hmmm… I never pegged it as a driving fast song but I can imagine it. “For What It's Worth” and some of the other jams on Battle For The Sun have driving written all over them.

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