Black Market Music

Virgin UK
Release date
14 Aug 2006
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Placebo - Taste in Men 4:14 318,257
2 Placebo - Days Before You Came 2:33 224,733
3 Placebo - Special K 3:50 487,349
4 Placebo - Spite And Malice (Explicit) 3:36 318
5 Placebo - Passive Aggressive 5:24 190,540
6 Placebo - Black-Eyed 3:46 291,412
7 Placebo - Blue American (Explicit) 3:30 273
8 Placebo - Slave to the Wage 3:47 302,474
9 Placebo - Commercial for Levi 2:20 207,436
10 Placebo - Haemoglobin 3:46 186,640
11 Placebo - Narcoleptic 4:22 173,923
12 Placebo - Peeping Tom 5:17 163,702
13 Placebo Featuring David Bowie - Without You I'm Nothing (Single Mix) 4:17 1,874
14 Placebo - I Feel You 15:21 95,653

About this album

Black Market Music is an album by alternative band Placebo, released in 2000. It took nine months to record, the longest that the band have ever spent recording an album to date, and is dedicated to the memory of Scott Piering. A limited-edition version of the album was released simultaneously in Europe with an identical tracklisting; it featured a black paper case with the cover image in silver foil, slightly different inlay pictures and a BurgoPak sliding design.

A poster of the album appears in Feeder’s video for “Just a Day”, but the band’s name and album title are censored due to copyright.

The song “Commercial for Levi” is named for sound technician Levi Tecofski, who on one occasion saved frontman Brian Molko’s life; Molko, drunk and about to cross the road, was quickly pulled back by Tecofski from the path of an approaching vehicle.

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  • Candyscar

    For sentimental and nostalgic reasons this will always be my fav Placebo album

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • vvolcane

    This is what got me into them. Love the album!

    17 Mar 2014 Reply
  • lacrymosarust

    Perfect album. ♥

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • damik

    their best album, weird how many people dislike it?

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    First álbum I listened after have fallen in love with Special K

    22 Sep 2013 Reply
  • angelania2008

    Wish they made more music like this album... ;( it's so experimental.. ahhh Haemoglobin still gives me shivers, although I heard it 5 years ago.

    27 Jul 2013 Reply
  • My_Sharona

    So Nostalgic <3

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • Nyphounet

    Love it.

    20 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Placebionic

    My favorite album <3

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Offino

    after all those years i must say this record is rad.

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • portishphonic

    This was my most listened album in my teenager years. I used to listen to it every morning before going to school, with a Marlboro cigarette in one hand and a hot white chocolate in the other. Yes, those were the days.

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • hunkydoris

    perfect album, so incredibly important in an emotional way, and all the other. definately in my top 10 albums of all time.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • YoungMuser

    My favourite Placebo album

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Mr_Hmpft

    "Without You I'm Nothing" contains their best songs, but as an album, this is Placebo's best.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • hamlet666olsdal

    First Placebo album I listened ...and then I fell in love with this wonderful band

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
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  • JOE_Nevernamed

    Lovley Album.

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • plasticinee

    11th birthday of this album <3

    9 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ZelosWilder88

    Very diverse album. Some real gems in here, but overall doesn't compare to their classics

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • phoenixsinger93

    This was a grower. Definitely some good songs on here but I think this is their weakest release.

    12 Sep 2011 Reply
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