In The Post #1: Placebo

By on Monday, 27th April 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Taking a hint from the rather brilliant Popjustice‘s Twitter page, we’re starting another quick and easy to write “Daily feature” – In the Post. Basically, one item that’s been in our post recently, most days at midday. It might be amazing, it might be rubbish, either way we’ll give it our 2 minute judgement. Like this feature? Hate it? Leave us a comment below.

Placebo were the first band that I was crazy fan-boy over, and whilst their last album (Meds) was rather lack lustre, I’m holding out a lot of hope for their new album, Battle for the Sun. The first single to be taken from it, “For What It’s Worth” marks a return to their pop-friendly “Sleeping with Ghosts”, reminiscent of “This Picture”.

It’s a great, sturdy return to form, and should keep their enthusiastic fan base pleased with the ambiguity of the lyrics, the radio-friendly chorus and the rocking, brooding atmosphere. With the immensly catchy refrain of “Got no friends / Got no lover” it’s sure to be in your head for much of the day – let’s just hope that the album lives up to the strength of this single. If it does, I’ll see you down the front for their likely tour at the end of the year.

“For What It’s Worth” is released on 1st June, ahead of the album, “Battle of the Sun” being released on June 8th. Pre-order the album on Amazon now.

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