This album really marks a whole new era for a band that have been around for practicaly a decade. The fact that they can still come up with fresh, creative and meaningful material just goes to show what a superb band they really are, and a musical force to be reckoned with! Meds is undoubtably the album of Placebo's career to date, every sound on every track is beautifully crafted and polished to perfection but prevented from sounding processed or sterile by the vein of raw human feeling that is their trademark. Its impossible to listen to without finding a new favourite every time but track of the album is definately "Pierrot The Clown", a stunningly simple and beautiful track. The DVD extras are a little confusing to say the least. The Documentary is about 8 minutes long and is basically the band talking about making the album. Theres no real depth to it and you are left feeling like you watched a trailer for a longer feature rather than the whole feature itself. The live performance from wembley is good (I was there!!) but I dont understand why they chose "Twenty Years" as this is also the track performed in the Live 8 footage so you are basically watching the same song getting played live twice. They shouldve used "I Do" as the Wembley footage instead as this was a much more watchable performance. The demos are nothing special as anyone with the albums already has the tracks and the "virtual booklet" of lyrics is basically just Placebo kareoke...oh yeh, and its copy protected and anti-ipod. Great.
Dont buy the special edition unless you are a die-hard fan and even then you will probably be annoyed and disappointed. The album itself is worth its weight in gold, however, so add it to your collection immediately!