Battle for the Sun

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Battle for the Sun, Placebo's sixth album, is given a steel-reinforced production by David Bottrill but the band remains resolutely pitched toward a niche audience. The increased care spent on the sound of Battle for the Sun emphasizes how the band's sound -- an extension of '80s goth, right down to its reflected love of '70s Bowie, but never unfriendly to any passing electronic fad -- is never quite hooky, nor does it have a rock kick. Everything about Battle for the Sun is coloring for the group's disaffected stance, not so much stylish but terminally out of time, alienation preserved in amber for those few who understand.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Battle for the Sun, Placebo's sixth album, is given a steel-reinforced production by David Bottrill but the band remains resolutely pitched toward a niche audience. The increased care spent on the sound of Battle for the Sun emphasizes how the band's sound -- an extension of '80s goth, right down to its reflected love of '70s Bowie, but never unfriendly to any passing electronic fad -- is never quite hooky, nor does it have a rock kick. Everything about Battle for the Sun is coloring for the group's disaffected stance, not so much stylish but terminally out of time, alienation preserved in amber for those few who understand.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/23/2009
  • Label: High Note Records
  • EAN: 4712765163369
  • Catalog Number: 6516336
  • Sales rank: 100,739

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Kitty Litter (3:47)
  2. 2 Ashtray Heart (3:32)
  3. 3 Battle for the Sun (5:32)
  4. 4 For What It's Worth (2:47)
  5. 5 Devil in the Details (4:28)
  6. 6 Bright Lights (3:23)
  7. 7 Speak in Tongues (4:06)
  8. 8 The Never-Ending Why (3:23)
  9. 9 Julien (4:43)
  10. 10 Happy You're Gone (3:50)
  11. 11 Breathe Underwater (3:44)
  12. 12 Come Undone (4:36)
  13. 13 Kings of Medicine (4:14)
  14. 14 Post Blue (5:25)
Disc 2
  1. 1 For What It's Worth
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Placebo Primary Artist
Stephen Hussey Violin
John Johnson Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Steve McDade Trumpet, Piccolo
Terry Promane Trombone
Perry White Baritone
Fiona Brice Musical Direction
Ian Burdge Cello
Valerie Etienne Background Vocals
Natalia Bonner Violin
Gillon Cameron Violin
Emma Owens Viola
Lydia Northcott Viola
Fiona Leggat Viola
Vicky Matthews Cello
Deborah White Violin
Gita Harcourt Violin
Helen Rathbone Cello
Hazel Fernandes Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bill Lloyd Guitar Techician
David Bottrill Producer
Peter Cardinali Horn Arrangements, Horn Conductor
Placebo Composer
Fiona Brice Arranger
Brian Molko Composer
James Brown Engineer
Dimitri Tikovoi Producer
Steve Ludwin Composer
Catherine Marks Engineer
Neil Comber Engineer
Jordan Page Composer
Thom Meredith Art Direction
Allan Moffat Drum Technician
Joseph Llanes Art Direction
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