Single Review: Placebo – Bright Lights
I have to admit, having been a Placebo fan for years, I was a little underwhelmed when I first got Battle For The Sun, their latest album. It felt a bit too much like they’d grown up and were writing safer songs.
But, on revisiting Bright Lights, the latest single, I’m feeling some of the old Placebo vibe. The production is perhaps a bit too light and radio-friendly for my liking, but Brian’s unique voice and twisted melodies are still there and doing the job well, reminding me of something off the Sleeping With Ghosts album.
Who knows, maybe I’ll even go and see them again if they can bring themselves to play somewhere that isn’t the hideous O2 Arena… Certainly I think I’ll re-visit Battle For The Sun later and see if I can get a better hold on it this time.