Meds

Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. As sleek and assured as anything the trio have done.
  2. Darker than its predecessors, the harrowing Meds is as close Placebo have come to that perfect album.
  3. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    Secure, self-aware and even funny, this could well be the masterpiece they've always promised to make. [11 Mar 2006, p.43]
  4. Alternative Press
    80
    Stellar. [May 2006, p.176]
  5. Molko still manages to carry songs with his affected, nasal delivery as the band provides a steady backbone.
  6. Meds is as bare and honest as Placebo has ever been.
  7. While there is nothing even marginally groundbreaking here, Placebo have still returned with another steady record in Meds.
  8. Q Magazine
    70
    Their most focused album to date. [Apr 2006, p.118]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 83 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 40
  2. Negative: 7 out of 40
  1. joris
    Apr 5, 2006
    5
    More of the same pathos, they made a boring formula out of themselves... and that's a pitty for a band that was once very good, now I More of the same pathos, they made a boring formula out of themselves... and that's a pitty for a band that was once very good, now I can't even stand Brain's voice anymore, always drowned in those same guitarlayers+synth/sound... though on some songs like INFRA-RED or Song To Say Goodbye e.g. they still prove they can write some decent and exciting rocksongs Full Review »
  2. Apr 14, 2014
    10
    The best album since Without You I'm Nothing, and the best album of hte decade, an classic album, have all the energy, have it all,is an albumThe best album since Without You I'm Nothing, and the best album of hte decade, an classic album, have all the energy, have it all,is an album with no mistakes, is the perfect album that the old fans should have Full Review »
  3. Mar 21, 2012
    8
    Meds has got an energy and freshness that wasn't quite present on the bands previous albums since Without You I'm Nothing. Although far fromMeds has got an energy and freshness that wasn't quite present on the bands previous albums since Without You I'm Nothing. Although far from perfect, it's got some great stuff on it and it's probably Placebo's best produced album. In the Cold Light of Morning is the only track I really don't like - it's dreary B-Side material at best.. Every other track has it's merits. There are some average tracks with good parts to them but there are also a lot of great tracks. Because I Want You and Follow the Cops Back Home are the highlights for me. The title track works really well with VV from the Kills guesting. Michael Stipes appearance is wasted on Broken Promise - it's an ok song but there is no room for Stipe to add anything extra to the track. Full Review »