Placebo’s arrival came with declaration that their music was a cross between Sonic Youth and Abba, which isn’t a million miles away from Nirvana’s ‘the Knack being molested by Black Sabbath’. Placebo’s music was definitely in dept to Sonic Youth but whereas Sonic Youth biggest selling album would only reach 300,000, Placebo would go on to have an album that sold 3 million. This was largely down to their 2 big singles ‘Nancy Boy’ and defining moment ‘Pure Morning’. Despite the fact I never heard anything from these guys that I didn’t like, I don’t think they have a go to album that I could recommend. If some bands exist for the sole purpose of creating one knock-out single then Placebo are one of those bands, ‘Pure Morning’ is very good indeed.