Placebo Black Market Music on 180g LP
Placebo's dark and melodic trademark sound featuring singer Brian Molko's instantly recognizable vocals has become one of the strongest brands in rock over the past two decades. 2016 marks 20 years since the internationally acclaimed English alternative-rock act released their seminal first album. To mark the anniversary the band are embarking on a two year period of celebratory retrospective activity. Over the next 12 months Placebo will re-release their milestone albums remastered for the first time on high quality vinyl via Universal Music.
The third album in the 20th anniversary reissue series is 2000's Paul Corkett-produced Black Market Music. The ever ambitious trio experiments with a plethora of different styles here with aplomb and even adds hip-hop and disco elements to the mix, increasing their audience exponentially in the process. Like its predecessor the mercurial yet riveting release sold over a million copies and yielded a handful of singles including "Taste in Men," "Slave to the Wage," "Special K," "Black-Eyed" and "Blue American."