See, I'm a placebo tragic from way back. About ten years ago a friend burnt me a copy of Sleeping With Ghosts. Two days later I was in HMV with my life savings and their back catalogue stacked high on the counter. The cashier gave me a knowing nod and claimed they were easily his favourite band. Since that day I've devoted many many many hours and much hard earned money to collecting everything I can from the band. So why was it when Battle For The Sun came out did I avoid the vinyl and the box set? It wasn't monetary, it was quality. Whilst I enjoyed the record, I thought it had marked the end of my love affair. The old placebo had moved on, which I was fully expecting and in no way angry about. It's a fact of musical life that if you keep making the same music you won't endure, with the exception of course of U2. Furthermore, I was in my 20s, no longer a young angsty teenager. I'd moved on too.