Sound — 8
The band's seem to be evolving into pop music without leaving it's rock roots. It is a quite versatile album where the first three tracks catch you very fast and the choruses stay in your mind forever, something often related to pop songs, followed by a so-called experimental track (Space Monkey). The album's full of potential singles, like Blind, Drag (you got as on your Algebra tests, quite sweet) and Infra Red. "Because I Want You" is too "singl-ish" and it's very similar to Every You, Every Me or The Bitter End. The album doesen't offer any innovations on the trademark of Placebo but its worth to buy it whithout any doubts.
Lyrics — 10
One of Brian Molko's main qualities, other than his unique femminine voice, is his ability to writhe beautiful, poetic and sentimental (anger and love, and dessilussion)lyrics. On "Infra Red" he sounds like on their first album and Meds sound like a transsition from "Placebo" to "Sleeping With Ghosts."
Overall Impression — 8
It's Probably not their best work but its is defenitely worthy of buing or checked, the album has its highs and lows, with five very good tracks, and some that shouldn't have been in the record.