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Meds [CD + DVD] [Limited Edition]

Placebo Audio CD
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Welcome to a happy accident: When Brian Molko - singer songwriter with bleak-hearted rock three piece, Placebo - began writing his band's seventh studio album, his intention was to sketch out enough tracks to make the B3 EP. What followed was a splurge of creativity and grand ambition that resulted in Loud Like Love, a release that marks Placebo as a band big on heart-scarred intimacy as ... Read more in Amazon's Placebo Store

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  • Audio CD (13 Mar 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000E5L8BG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 155,782 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Meds
2. Infra-red
3. Drag
4. Space Monkey
5. Follow The Cops Back Home
6. Post Blue
7. Because I Want You
8. Blind
9. Pierrot The Clown
10. Broken Promise
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Documentary - directed by Ewen Bremner
2. Lyrics in 'virtual booklet'
3. Twenty Years - Live From Wembley (video)
4. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep - The Cure and Placebo (video)
5. Backstage at Live 8 (video)
6. Long Division (audio)
7. In The Cold Light Of Morning - demo (audio)
8. I Do - demo (audio)
9. Pierrot The Clown - demo (audio)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Totally Unexpected Suprise 13 Mar 2006
By Chris C
Format:Audio CD
Placebo have never been a group to push boundaries, their songs have always been simple, moving ballads or progressive rock numbers. But they do it with such charisma that they instantly become recognisable, and with the brooding vocals of Brian Molko, they also possess one of the best rock singers of these modern times.
I never really knew about this new Placebo record untill about a week ago. What sealed the deal as far as getting it this was seeing them perform some songs of the album on a late night Channel 4 show. I purchased the single Because I Want You prior to buying the album to get a taster of what was in store and I gradually got more anxious to hear it.
Well after listening to Meds several times today, I find this album to be more consistently good than its predecessor 'Sleeping With Ghosts'. The album has a more rockier sound to it and shows the band going back to the roots of their debut. This is also possibly their shortest album to date (which ain't bad considering closing songs like Peeping Tom from Black Market Music lasted over ten minutes and there was a lot of silence).
Lyrically, Molko is no longer dealing with prescription drugs or confused sexuality, instead he shows a maturity in his writing focusing on topics that are as he states 'less gimmicky'. He still manages to make them sound good enough that you could sing along to them, particularly on Infra-Red or Because I Want You.
Musically, this is possibly the most touching album they have made in recent memory. The group seem tighter than ever, which causes them to make emotionally drove songs like Pierrot The Clown or Song To Say Goodbye. Michael Stipe of R.E.M. fame duets on the haunting Broken Promise, which delivers the quiet/loud formula in a twisted way.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Welcome back! 1 April 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Some reviews are heralding this album as being on a par with the debut, others are citing it as distinctly average - it's neither. Like Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque and Nirvana's Nevermind, the first album ''Placebo'' was always going to be unlikely to be surpassed, however this comes close. There are one or two tracks you could take or leave, but tracks like 'Drag', 'Because I Want You', 'Song To Say Goodbye' and the utterly sublime 'Follow The Cops Back Home' stand up to anything on their debut and make this album a worthwhile purchase
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Don't Forget To Take Your Meds 26 Aug 2007
By Phill
Format:Audio CD
Placebo have been my favourite band for a while now since 'Without You I'm Nothing' I've been hooked on their hard sometimes eletronic songs mixed with deep,honest and reality laden lyrics. "Meds" their fifth album is one of my favourite albums of theirs also this album commemorates their 10 years in the industry, One of the best albums of 2006.

1.Meds (Feat.Alison 'VV' Mosshart of The Kills) - The last UK single from the album which is one of the best songs on the album.The song is in classic Placebo form dealing with manic depression,drug use and sex. From my interpretation of the song, It's about someone who is bipolar and has a really hard time dealing with it but whats more is that they are mixing the medication with other drugs therefor thinking that they can cope without taking their meds but they feel worse but just won't admit it. 10/10

2.Infra-Red - It appears that the psychotic main character of the song intends on committing suicide (as in the first line) but taking the other person out at the same time as an act of vengeance, making it look like an 'accident'.I think thats where the 'infra-red' theme comes in, that is that someone being killed occurs, but you don't see the intent behind the supposed 'accident'; just as infra red is there but you don't see it. It's a really great song again Placebo never disappoint always on point a stellar song that was also the second single lifted from the album with a great video. 10/10

3.Drag - This song is definately old,classic Placebo with the hard guitar riff throughout even down to the way Molko sings on this song reminds me of older songs like "Nancy Boy" and "Every You Every Me".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get Meds. You'll be hooked. 7 April 2006
Format:Audio CD
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!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
I bought this album after seeing many reviews and I have to say that it hasn't disappointed! I love the lyrics to the songs in this album - my favourites being Space Monkey,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Melissa Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars great album
another great album from placebo. I'm loving every track on it.i'd recommend this album to anyone who loves rock with a bit of angst
Published 6 months ago by June
5.0 out of 5 stars Classy end to an era
Meds is the last album Placebo recorded with Steve Hewitt as the drummer. It perfectly bring to an end the band's musical trajectory starting with their eponymous debut, Placebo,... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Bubo
5.0 out of 5 stars Back on track
The first two Placebo albums were outstanding for me, and the two albums that followed never really matched them. Read more
Published 9 months ago by sam cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars massive fan of Placebo, great album
great price. great price. good delivery time.
the band at there finest as always. great follow up album. I love placebo saw them live
Published 9 months ago by Natalie Fenn
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Medicine
A spoonful of Meds or is it a Placebo. Who knows or cares. Another fantastic album the added bonus of being to watch as well as listen.
Published 18 months ago by A. Clegg
5.0 out of 5 stars Meds
Fantastic CD if you like this type of music. If your not familiar with Placebo they are an electro punk goth indie band similar to suede. Contains the single meds. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Siobhan Dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars Meds
THis cd is very good and it arived as it was discribed on the web site and whith in the time limet I would recomened it.
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by gothy
4.0 out of 5 stars Just buy the cd.
I would have given this five stars if the DVD wasn't so abysmally insipid. I'm a huge Placebo fan and adore this album, brilliant production, interesting instrumentation and... Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2011 by Kahru
5.0 out of 5 stars The life of Placebo
I love Placebo and I have been listening to them for many years, I really love this album as it takes you through this chapter of thier musical life, I feel it is darker than thier... Read more
Published on 11 April 2010 by Ms. S. Clarke
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