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Single Review: Placebo – Bright Lights (PIAS)

By | Published on Monday 8 February 2010


Dare I say that Brian Molko – erstwhile the 90s poster boy for androgynous perfection – has turned a little… hmm, bland? My sixteen year old self is cringing at the mere prospect – but then again, she’d probably do just that if she was given a listen of this.

‘Bright Lights’, the latest single to be taken from last year’s rather underwhelming ‘Battle For The Sun’, is not an awful song – it’s quite nice, in a catchy, could-be-used-for-a-sentimental-telly-sequence kind of way. But instead of progression, all we’re getting from the band who once pioneered innovation in both sound and image, is regression, laziness, and a desire to fit the crowd-pleasing norms.

I seem to remember something very similar happen to Snow Patrol. TW

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