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Where should I start with them, as well as what are they like live?
Also, what do people think of them in general?
then don't go anywhere else. I saw them at Benicassim in 2006, they were bloody awful. They didnt play a crowdpleasing set, I imagine a Placeboite may have found some value in it, but it was a festival and I wanted to hear 'Nancy Boy' or at least 'Pure Morning.'
but I haven't really listened to much of their stuff...do they normally play more obscure sets?
is a pretty cracking record in an angsty directionless vapid teen angst poetry kind of way. i should be in PR.
first post asking about placebo, oh and what dooo we think of them in general, you know, for marketing purposes....?
It's odd really, started off really strong, amintained it for a while, then it became obvious that, well, that was it, that was their sound, these are how they write songs, it was a very limited palette to work from. I kept expecting them to change or mature into something thrilling but they seem stuck in 1996. Then again I heard an acoustic sesh they did a couple of years back out of curiosity and it was actually quite nice.
was that the 2nd half of their fist album had some really interesting stuff but they never went futher in that direction
The rest is utterly dire.
as most seem to agree, but I had no time for anything else up until Meds, which I quite like: lyrics are so juvenile they'd make a fourth-grader feel embarrassed for them, but musically it's pretty decent.
Will always be one of those records that I remember as being around during my teenage years - it was perfect for it really.
I thought Sleeping With Ghosts was actually a pretty decent effort at trying to further themselves, if only a litte. Meds was a little average though.
On their website if anyones interested. Quite good to my ears. Obviously not as atmosphericly good as the first two lps but good non the less.
And Without You I'm Nothing was the soundtrack of my teenage angst. Very of the time though, so I'm not sure how it would all sound to new ears.
I think it's quite funny that Placebo are regarded as a bit of a joke in this country outside of their fan base, yet they are pretty much the biggest British band in the world, Radiohead aside.