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Very underrated album.
on 10 April 2005
"Believe in Nothing" is a fine album of dark, heavy songs by a great band.
However, I believe this to be the least popular of all PL albums to date, and sometimes I reckon it's purely to do with the band's curious choice of album cover!
Gregor wanted to create a "live-sounding" album here, and it definately shows. Songs like "Mouth" and "Fader" are among PL's most listenable songs, that is, to an audience wider than their fanbase. My favourite song here is "Never Again". It's atmospheric and dark yet is has a warm glow to it. Other great songs here are "Divided", well orchestrated and executed, and closer "World Pretending". This is a very downbeat, slow song with excellent vocals from Nick Holmes.
One flaw here, I would say, is that on occasion it feels as if some of the songs don't belong together. E.g: I feel songs like "Mouth", Look at me now" and "No Reason" are so different from "Never Again" and "Control" to the extent that is seems odd that they'd be on the same album.
This minor detail aside, "Believe in Nothing" is difficult to fault.