Placebo - 'Beautiful James' & new album 'Never Let Me Go'

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Honestly it's brilliant - probably one of my favourite Placebo songs. I'm a bit of a fan although I'm only familiar with the first four albums and a bit of Battle Of the Sun really.

Would love to see them live. Might get tickets for their 2022 tour on the continent.
 
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Oh you should , they are great live. The two disc singles set ‘A Place For Us To Dream’ is end to end excellence.
 

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So I think it's time for a Placebo top 10 songs and album ranketté type thing. Come on Mopsters.
 
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An off the cuff singles special:

Song To Say Goodbye
This Picture
Every You Every Me
The Bitter End
Slave To The Wage
You Don’t Care About Us
Infra-Red
Special Needs
For What It’s Worth
Pure Morning
 

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take me back to the days of teenage angst and purple hair and first kisses why don't you! I love it!

have they been gone or just hibernating?
 

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take me back to the days of teenage angst and purple hair and first kisses why don't you! I love it!

have they been gone or just hibernating?
Both, I think.

Looks like their last studio album was in 2013 and was met with generally negative reviews.

I know they did some anniversary tours etc. though since then. Would love to see them live.
 

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I heard this the other day on 6 and immediately enjoyed it. What a splendid return to form.

I used to hate them, but saw them at Latitude and got over myself.
 

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New album & tour announced. I think I'd quite like to see them live.

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They haven't announced the venues yet, tsk. Last time I saw them it was Wembley Arena (:gross:) but Robert Smith turned up (😍) to do Without You I'm Nothing and Boys Don't Cry so it was worth it.
 

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I'm sorry but Brian Molko looks so weird with a moustache. Even weirder than Nicky Wire's beard.
 

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I think Brian looks very Stuarts period drama.

This new song isn't as instant as Beautiful James but I like the dark electronic direction:

 

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Placebo Top 10:

1. Without You I'm Nothing
2. Slave To The Wage
3. Bruise Pristine
4. The Bitter End
5. Taste In Men
6. Nancy Boy
7. Special K
8. 36 Degrees
9. Beautiful James
10. Every You, Every Me
 

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On some days like today, for example, I think that Black Market Music is my favourite album of theirs.
 

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Whilst Allergic is a constant for me, I have just became re-acquainted with Brick Shithouse, Ask for Answers, Burger Queen, My Sweet Prince and Summer's Gone. So the album basically. The first 3 singles remain as impressive as they were day 1. I bought Taste In Men and Slave (both CD1&2s - Johnny & Mary remains a find indeed) so it is rather odd that I never got the album.
 

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I see they covered Where is My Mind? That's so weird as I've been thinking how Molko-like (or the influence it had on him) parts of the supreme surf tsunami Velouria is.
 

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Yeah, I was on their wikipedia. I'm not surprised Germany caught on. Quite intrigued to give I Feel You a spin as I remember Molko featuring a lot as a talking head in a few Depeche Mode documentaries or features.

(I hated their Running Up That Hill though)
 

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It's probably not cool to admit it but I love their version of 'Running Up That Hill'.
 
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It's probably not cool to admit it but I love their version of 'Running Up That Hill'.
You’re very reticent with U2 and this to admit your enjoyment. Speak your truth lovely! I like it a lot too and know several others who do too. I also love their take on Sinead’s ‘Jackie’ though no one could surpass the despair and denial of her original.
 

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