Saturday, July 21, 2007

Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts

Okay, so I'm sure the technique of superimposing photos atop each other is nothing new or innovative in our technologically-advanced society, but I adore this cover because of the sense of lost love at stake here. I think it's absolutely beautiful, if a bit haunting, and most certainly erotic. Of course, I love this album as well.


Blogger bob_vinyl said...

I've never heard the album, but based on the cover, I thought it was about five or so years earlier than it's 2003 release. Something about it reminds me more of the last days of 90s alt rock.

July 21, 2007 9:44 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I sort of like it, but how come the guy looks kind of scrawny and the women looks pretty hot?

July 21, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

It's particularly interesting, given how androgyny plays in the image of Brian Molko. I like this because it can be interpreted on different levels. There's the lost love interpretation, then there's also a question of gender identity. I don't know this album at all (Placebo kind of bores me, and Molko sounds like an alt-rock Geddy Lee), but it's a good cover.

July 21, 2007 10:31 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Sometimes I've felt like women I've been with are like that ...

-- david

July 23, 2007 5:34 AM  
Blogger Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Wow, that is a great cover! I love it too.

July 23, 2007 11:07 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Bob - Placebo would def. be categorized alt rock, though this one's more recent; it was one of those "what's that?" moments when I heard it at a record store.

Mark - I guess not only neanderthal wife beaters get the hotties

Chuck - I like your broader view of the cover, since good art can be interpreted many ways

David - You caught me off-guard on that and I laughed my ass off!

Layla - I couldn't agree more!

July 24, 2007 6:57 AM  

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