Placebo - Battle For The Sun

I always have a hard-on for a new Placebo album, and they never disappoint. Trashy catchy loud euro rock for late nights of debauchery. After parting ways with long time (second) drummer the band has returned with their sixth album Battle for the Sun, their follow up to 2006's hands down masterpiece Meds and WOW what a return. Battle for the Sun is blasting loud rock record with Brian Molko's voice cutting through the din with his trade mark razor sharp dirty lyrics and sex-pot Stefan Olsdal and new American drummer Steve Forrest. It's sorta like Depeche Mode with out the synths, dark gloomy and loud- but surprisingly this album is the flip side to Meds one of hope and living where the former was of spinning wheels and dying days. Sure they are kinda immature prolonged adolescent gay goths but sometimes that's what you want to hear. They make the best make-up/Break-up music out there.  

  1. "Kitty Litter" - 3:47
  2. "Ashtray Heart" - 3:32
  3. "Battle for the Sun" - 5:33
  4. "For What It's Worth" - 2:47
  5. "Devil in the Details" - 4:28
  6. "Bright Lights" - 3:23
  7. "Speak in Tongues" - 4:06
  8. "The Never-Ending Why" - 3:23
  9. "Julien" - 4:43
  10. "Happy You're Gone" - 3:50
  11. "Breathe Underwater" - 3:44
  12. "Come Undone" - 4:36
  13. "Kings of Medicine" - 4:15
  14. "Unisex" - 4:04
  15. "The Movie On Your Eyelids" - 3:53

Check out the lead single For What it's Worth below.      

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