Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 27, 2014
    80
    [Placebo is now] sounding modern and sneakingly world-beating. [Oct 2013, p.109]
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    74
    Loud Like Love’s loudest moments (“Exit Wounds,” “Purify”) are all puff and no power. But on the tormentedly bemused “Too Many Friends,” we get incisive philosophical reflections on technological alienation and the swelling meaninglessness of modern existence.
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    70
    The release is among the group's most accessible material, even if their tendency toward goth romance and arch fantasy are still very much intact.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    Loud Like Love isn't edgy like Meds or Battle for the Sun; its approach is more of a pop album than a rock album, although some tracks areLoud Like Love isn't edgy like Meds or Battle for the Sun; its approach is more of a pop album than a rock album, although some tracks are very guitar heavy. There is a lot of piano in this album, as well as great keyboard backing. Brian's voice is as strong as its ever been, and I think that although this album has a totally different feel, it feels totally natural. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    The best album of Placebo, better than Battle for the sun and Meds, this album have at least five epic musics: A million little pieces, LoudThe best album of Placebo, better than Battle for the sun and Meds, this album have at least five epic musics: A million little pieces, Loud like love, scene of crime, rob the bank and hold on to me. Full Review »
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    7
    If this was the first Placebo album I'd ever heard, bought, and enjoyed, I would be very happy with the back catalogue. As a long time fan,If this was the first Placebo album I'd ever heard, bought, and enjoyed, I would be very happy with the back catalogue. As a long time fan, I'm satisfied, but not overwhelmed. Some parts of this album do reference but without rehashing, previous tunes. Placebo have a sound, I think haters of this album oughta chill. Full Review »