If their debut was the sound of a no-holds-barred sexual drug frenzy

lasting way into the next day, then Without You I’m Nothing is the resultant rumpled,

libidinous comedown. As such, it’s much classier, cerebral and great to listen to when hung-over.

“I’m unclean / A libertine / And every time you vent your spleen / I seem to lose my power of speech,” Molko breathes

on the awesomely overcharged title track. In a year when Marilyn Manson and Bauhaus continue to revitalize the goth movement across America, Placebo’s moment may well have arrived.

Everett True


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