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The London-based trio Placebo carries on the modern-rock banner with this third collection of glam-influenced guitar pop. Black Market Music may not contain anything as immediately catchy as Without You I'm Nothing's "Pure Morning," but the dark hooks of "Taste in Men," "Special K," and "Slave to the Wage," with its Pavement sample, sink in deep after just a few listens. "Spite and Malice," featuring a guest turn from One Inch Punch rapper Justin Warfield, is a surprisingly successful marriage of Britpop and hip-hop, while the moody drone of "Passive Aggressive" showcases the band's more reflective side. And while songs about tumors and hemoglobin threaten to close the album on a lyrically bleak note, two bonus cuts change the mood: a reprise of Without You I'm Nothing's title track with Brian Molko's hero David Bowie joining in on vocals, and a cover of Depeche Mode's "I Feel You." Black Market Music isn't exactly the feel-good album of 2001, but it gives hope to those who still have faith in the future of Britpop. --Bill Forman
|1. Taste In Men|
|2. Days Before You Came|
|3. Special K|
|4. Spite & Malice|
|5. Passive Aggressive|
|7. Blue American|
|8. Slave To The Wage|
|9. Commercial For Levi|
|12. Peeping Tom|
|13. Without You I'm Nothing (Bonus Track)|
|14. I Feel You (Bonus Track)|
What more can be said ... if you bought it, there's no way you don't know who Placebo is. Great album to add on to the rest.Published 2 months ago by R. Calnan
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS ALBUM. RAW AND POETIC LYRICS THAT TELL OF DARK TALES. BRIAN IS A GENIOUS SONG WRITER TO SAY THE LEAST. LOVE HIM.Published 18 months ago by L.R.
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The case was broken when I got it. Because of that, the cd got scratched and didn't work as expected.Published on January 28, 2013 by Joel
This 'desert island disk' should be in everyone's collection. Every song is a masterpiece. How do you pick a favorite? Been a long time since I feel in love with a record.Published on April 23, 2012 by arch
Black Market Music being Placebo's 2000 release and third album and contained the singles "Taste in men", "Special K", "Black Eyed" and "Slave to the Wage". Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Bjorn Viberg
I love t6he song "Special K"!!!! Awesome song! I like a few other songs on this album as well...IMO, probably the best album by Placebo.... Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by CRAZOTOLOGY
This cd is really good. I only bought it for Taste in Men. But the next few songs had me hooked right away as well. If you like a creepy intoxicating cd this is it. Read morePublished on December 12, 2008 by Karli Forson