Placebo (studio album) by Placebo

Placebo by Placebo
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 1,927th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 215 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1996 (34th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (351st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,927th)

Placebo bestography

Placebo is ranked 3rd best out of 15 albums by Placebo on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Placebo is Without You I'm Nothing which is ranked number 781 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,300.

Placebo album bestography « Higher ranked (1,612th) This album (1,927th) Lower ranked (2,209th) »
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Placebo track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 82 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 215 votes)
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04/26/2024 19:08 Leonard  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6,15969/100
 
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02/22/2024 21:33 mv3k  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 68681/100
 
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02/04/2024 19:11 asimpkins  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,12769/100
 
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11/21/2023 04:46 RawBert69  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 27890/100

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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.4/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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75/100
From 02/22/2024 21:34
Not very memorable, but pretty enjoyable alt rock, i love this cover art.
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80/100
From 09/18/2022 13:37
Good album. Too many to call out as 4/5 - so offer only 36 Degrees as my favourite - taking over from Nancy Boy
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50/100
From 04/11/2022 20:18
Really nice album, love the guitar on so many of the tracks. On reflection, a lot of the riffs are very similar, but still the album holds up really nicely. Not a fan of the 22 minute closer, with 10 pointless minutes of silence (hate it when albums have this), but the instrumental that follows is pleasant enough. Highlights for me are Nancy Boy, Come Home and Bionic. A very promising debut
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70/100
From 10/14/2021 20:48
Couple of great songs on this (Teenage Angst, Nancy Boy). More placed on the average scale though. Going off on a bit of a rant here. I hate the hidden track concept. After 'Swallow' there's a 10 minute gap of silence then it goes into an instrumental piece that's actually quite good. It would of slotted in nicely anywhere within the album. I don't see the point. Just saying.
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85/100
From 08/14/2018 19:06
This album should be much higher, David Bowie could see the potential here, give this a listen.
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80/100
From 06/06/2018 22:25
Is it just me or does Swallow sound like it's inspired by Slint's Spiderland? Anyways a fantastic album, no weak tracks and diverse enough to keep you on the edge of seat for a whole duration.
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Rating:  
80/100
From 02/09/2018 01:53
Such a great album, a perfect blend of heavy and light guitar, with emotional vocals and rhythm that truly draws you into the album. Truly a great album.
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85/100
From 04/17/2016 10:38
Their first and finest. Compare the drumming on this album (the rhythm section really drives it), to subsequent offerings... the original drummer was a big loss.

Just a tight, tight album. "Lady of the Flowers" is perhaps the low point, but that feels like nitpicking.
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95/100
From 07/01/2015 22:24
It was 19 years ago.

Still,beautiful and rocking,now.
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100/100
From 04/05/2015 14:52
Love this album, love every song.
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