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Black Market Music [Explicit Lyrics]

Placebo Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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1. Taste In Men
2. Days Before You Came
3. Special K
4. Spite & Malice
5. Passive Aggressive
6. Black-Eyed
7. Blue American
8. Slave To The Wage
9. Commercial For Levi
10. Haemoglobin
11. Narcoleptic
12. Peeping Tom
13. Without You I'm Nothing (Bonus Track)
14. I Feel You (Bonus Track)

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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

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5.0 out of 5 stars Placebo is incredible! Nov. 15 2008
Format:Audio CD
Black Market Music by Placebo is an amazing alternative rock CD, with so many great songs that make you want to listen to them over and over again. I have been listening to this CD for over a year and I am still not tired of it. The music is lively and Brian Molko's voice is incredible. The many amazing songs from this CD include: Taste In Men, Days Before You Came, Special K, Spite & Malice, Passive Aggressive, Haemoglobin, Narcoleptic, Peeping Tom, and Black-Eyed.

All of the songs are incredible; I highly recommend all of Placebo's CDs if you enjoyed this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Album You've Never Heard May 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Placebo had a big single years ago with "Pure Morning", but refused to become a one-hit wonder. This album is one of those CDs you'll be playing for the next two years, simultaneously catchy and insightful. Despite their dark image, this album is surprising accessible. Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Market Masterpiece! Jan. 9 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Although I don't have this version of Black Market Music with bonus tracks, the other item info was wrong, so I decided to write my review here.
The album opener is the single, Taste In Men. Brian Molko's voice gives the song its mysterious mood and does a good job doing it.
A track, I thought should have been a single. Days Before You Came is a rush of fast beats and rhythms. The flurry of its speed sucks you in and refuses to let go. The line "didn't want you anyway" is sung in a beautiful way. That is what made me like this song.
A brilliant track that Placebo were right to make a single of. The chorus makes it sound like it would be a good live track. Special K is a song with a brilliant first verse. The part I love is the bit after the chorus "gravity, no escaping gravity).
Spite & Malice features Justin Warfield who has also done songs for The Chemical Brothers and performed amazingly. Justin Warfield really outshines on the chorus while Brian does the verses. Also a song that shoudl have been a single.
Passive Aggressive is only of the slower songs which has a brilliant chorus. Another one of those songs that should be a single.
Black - Eyed has a great starting guitar which makes it instantly recognisable. This was a wise choice for Placebo to make it a single. The fast drums and good verses make it a song that you can't skip.
Blue American is a spiritual song that has a slow beat which doesn't stop it from being good. The piano gives it a mood that is far different from any other song on this album.
Next is the single Slave To The Wage, a good traack to get back into the fast paced mood afetr Blue American. The speedy guitars and habit of starting of starting and stopping make it sound cool.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Suede Meets Violent Femmes Jan. 8 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am old and decrepit (okay, just over 40) and I love this band and their album. They have enough bitterness, angst, and smooth manipulation of the English language to keep me listening to songs over and over. I especially enjoy Special K, Taste in Men, Black Eyed and Commercial for Levi. In fact, I find all of Placebo's songs delicious - past and present, and their cover songs bring a new infusion of life - Robert Palmer's Johnny and Mary? - great. My final compliment - I just saw them live in Vancouver and they sounded as good, or better, than the CD. Love the attitude, love the band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album... Feb. 25 2003
Format:Audio CD
i have this album since 2001..but i still listen to it a couple of times a week....cause its so good..at first...took some time till i could understand all the atmosphere of the album....but finally i got the idea that it worths....tipical placebo album....but its more heavy than the pervious ones and more dark....
a must have for anybody!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Feb. 9 2003
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite Placebo album so far. Although Without You I'm nothing is more catchy, I have found that this album was deeper and more coherent. I always enjoy hearing Molko's voice and I can't wait for their next album Sleeping with ghosts. I hope they won't disappoint me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deja-vous has set in Oct. 10 2002
By Ernest
Format:Audio CD
On the back of two outstanding albums, Placebo have released a moody attempt at being alternative. Opener Taste in Men is an original electronica composition that distances itself from the trademark Placebo sound. A nu-brand of metal is introduced with Spite and Malice which features rapper 'Warfield' who stereotypically warrants the explicit lyrics notice and fails to impress. The remainder of the album returns to the traditonal Placebo formula of soaring/descending guitars as Molko's unmistakeable voice bleeds through the distorted guitars.
'Slave to the wage', 'Special K' and 'Days before you came' highlight the brilliance that we have associated with the negatively love-lawn band but also how little they have progressed from 1998's epic 'Without you i'm nothing', the same hooks are here but they are just that, the same.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Space_And_Time Sept. 23 2002
Format:Audio CD
There are two many things to say about this and all of the albums, which are all superb. I'd be here forever. With this one, I had to at least say that "Days Before You Came" is simply brlliant. I related to it in a way that left me cold and stunned. There aren't enough words to describe such a strange feeling that this song's content has, and Brian managed to pull it off with two simple verses and an incredibly catchy chorus.
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