PLACEBO “Placebo” /CD/

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The debut full-length album by British Alternative Rock band.
The key to Placebo's sound is singer/guitarist Brian Molko, whose impersonation of a woman goes far beyond his appearance and into his singing voice. His trio brings together various influences - the epic, noisy "Chicago Sound", late-'70s Prog Rock, and late-'80s "College Rock" - but boils them down into fairly conventional, guitar-heavy melodrama, with the sort of opaque and angst-ridden lyrics usually found in that genre. That's not to say that Placebo's sound is boring; churning guitars and direct, heavy basslines give the album a good deal of strength, and Molko is able to write moving, gritty melodies and fairly clever lyrics. Placebo may sound like a mix between the Smashing Pumpkins and Rush - and the levels of melodrama on the album may stretch far beyond most people's tolerance - but it's well-written and performs enough variations on those genres to keep it interesting.
It is the only album recorded with drummer Robert Schultzberg before his departure from the band.
The album was a commercial success in the UK, reaching number 5 in the UK Albums Chart. In 1998 Q Magazine readers voted it at number 87 in its "All Time Top 100 Albums" list. Virgin placed the album 154th in its "All-Time Top 1000 Albums" list.In 1999, Ned Raggett ranked the album at number 94 on his list of "The Top 136 or So Albums of the Nineties".
Elevator Music Ltd./Hut Recordings/Virgin Records Ltd., 1996 (CDFLOORY2 7243 8 41894 2 6). Made in UK. First press.


Tracklist:
1. Come Home 5:09 
2. Teenage Angst 2:38 
3. Bionic 5:01 
4. 36 Degrees 3:06 
5. Hang On To Your Iq 5:14 
6. Nancy Boy 3:50 
7. I Know 4:46 
8. Bruise Pristine 3:37 
9. Lady Of The Flowers 4:49 
10. Swallow 6:01
Total playing time: 44:11


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PLACEBO “Placebo” /CD/

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