Placebo discography

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Placebo discography

Lead singer Brian Molko performing live at Colonio Sionara.
Releases
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 3
EPs 6
Singles 31

The discography of Placebo, an alternative rock band, consists of seven studio albums, three compilation albums, six extended plays, and thirty-one singles. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and peaked at number five on the UK Albums Chart.[1] A single from the album, "Nancy Boy", peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart.[2] Placebo's next studio album, 1998's Without You I'm Nothing, peaked at number seven in both the UK and France.[1][3] The singles "Pure Morning" and "You Don't Care About Us" both reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart. Those were Placebo's last singles to make the top five in the UK.[2]

In 2000, the band released Black Market Music. The album peaked at number one in France, number four in Germany, number six in the UK, and number seven in Austria.[1][3][4][5] Placebo continued their chart success with the album Sleeping with Ghosts in 2003. It reached number one in France, number two in Germany, number three in Switzerland, number four in Portugal, and number six in Austria.[3][4][5][6][7] It was also certified two times platinum in France.[8] In 2004, they released a compilation album, Once More with Feeling: Singles 1996–2004, that peaked at number eight in the UK.[2]

Placebo's fifth studio album, Meds, was released in 2006 and topped the charts in Austria, France, and Switzerland.[3][5][6] Their sixth studio album, Battle for the Sun, was released in 2009 and topped the charts in Austria, France, Germany, and Switzerland; it was the band's fourth consecutive album to peak at number one in France.[3][4][5][6] All of their first six studio albums have reached the top twenty in the UK.[1]

The band's seventh studio album, Loud Like Love, was released on 16 September 2013.[9]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[10]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[3]
GER
[4]
NL
[11]
NZ
[12]
NOR
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[6]
POR
[7]
1996 Placebo 5 50
1998 Without You I'm Nothing
  • Released: 12 October 1998
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette, Vinyl
7 14 43 7 55 65 15 31 95
2000 Black Market Music
  • Released: 9 October 2000
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette, Vinyl
6 18 7 1 4 28 22 9 17 15
2003 Sleeping with Ghosts 11 11 6 1 2 19 37 12 14 3 4
2006 Meds
  • Released: 13 March 2006
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, digital download, cassette
7 4 1 1 2 10 24 12 33 1 3
2009 Battle for the Sun
  • Released: 8 June 2009
  • Label: PIAS, Vagrant
  • Formats: CD, Vinyl, digital download
8 8 1 1 1 5 14 16 9 1 4
2013 Loud Like Love
  • Released: 16 September 2013
  • Label: Universal
  • Formats: CD, 12" Vinyl, 10" Vinyl, digital download
13 9 2 3 3 7 31 23 1 15

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
U.K.
[2]
AUS
[24]
AUT
[25]
CH
[6]
GER
[4]
NLD
[11]
NZ
[12]
NOR
[13]
POR
[7]
2003 Covers
  • Released: 22 September 2003, 5 March 2007, 3 May 2010
  • Label: Virgin
2004 Once More with Feeling: Singles 1996–2004
  • Released: 25 October 2004
  • Label: Virgin, Astralwerks, EMD
8 30 8 4 14 66 33 30 12
2011 B-Sides: 1996–2006
  • Released: 8 June 2009, 7 March 2011
  • Label: Virgin

Extended plays[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[28]
AUT
[29]
BEL
[30]
CH
[31]
FIN
[32]
FRA
[33]
GER
[34]
ITA
[35]
NLD
[36]
NZ
[37]
SPA
[38]
SWE
[39]
UK
[2]
US Mod
[40]
1995 "Bruise Pristine" Placebo
1996 "Come Home" 103
"36 Degrees" 83
"Teenage Angst" 30
1997 "Nancy Boy" 4
"Bruise Pristine" (reissue) 14
1998 "Pure Morning" 49 84 21 4 19 Without You I'm Nothing
"You Don't Care About Us" 5
1999 "Every You Every Me" 46 99 11
"Without You I'm Nothing" 79
"Burger Queen Français" 57 78
2000 "Taste in Men" 58 54 11 16 Black Market Music
"Slave to the Wage" 67 63 92 19
"Special K" 50 55 60 18
2001 "Black-Eyed" 94
2003 "The Bitter End" 47 39 53 19 31 34 16 96 12 Sleeping with Ghosts
"This Picture" 52 66 63 75 23
"Special Needs" 57 67 71 27
2004 "English Summer Rain" 61 98 23
"Twenty Years" 59 17 50 54 52 20 18 Once More with Feeling
"Protège-Moi" 17 26 18
2006 "Because I Want You" 13 Meds
"Song to Say Goodbye" 30 44 18 38 8 41 35 5 7
"Infra-Red" 52 57 75 42 35
"Meds" 62 78 83 35
2007 "Running Up that Hill" 44 26 44 Covers
2009 "For What It's Worth" 88 24 23 33 25 32 46 97 Battle for the Sun
"The Never-Ending Why" 63
"Ashtray Heart" 65 44 66
2010 "Bright Lights" 92 62
2012 "B3" 35 124 53 B3
2013 "Too Many Friends" 51 26 54 31 14 Loud Like Love
2014 "Loud Like Love" 64 151
"A Million Little Pieces" 93

DVDs[edit]

Release date Title Director Formats
6 April 2004 Soulmates Never Die (Live in Paris 2003) Russell Thomas DVD
30 November 2004 Once More with Feeling: Videos 1996–2004 Matthew Amos, Simon Cracknell,
Howard Greenhalgh and others
DVD
13 March 2006 Meds DVD
31 October 2011 We Come in Pieces DVD, Blu-ray

References[edit]

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  8. ^ a b "Sleeping with Ghosts French certificate". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
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  17. ^ "Without You I'm Nothing Australian certificate". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  18. ^ "Without You I'm Nothing French certificate". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
  19. ^ "Black Market Music Australian certificate". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
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  21. ^ a b c Steffen Hung. "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community". Swisscharts.com. Retrieved 2014-04-07. 
  22. ^ a b c "Gold & Platin" (in German). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved August 3, 2010. 
  23. ^ "Meds French certificate". Retrieved 2009-05-24. 
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  25. ^ "Placebo album chart positions in Austria". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  26. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards - 2011". Ifpi.org. 2005-09-01. Retrieved 2012-04-11. 
  27. ^ "Disque en France". Disque en France. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
  28. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Australia". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  29. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Austria". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  30. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Belgium". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  31. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Switzerland". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  32. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Finland". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  33. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in France". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  34. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Germany". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  35. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Italy". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  36. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in the Netherlands". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  37. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in New Zealand". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  38. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Spain". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  39. ^ "Placebo singles chart positions in Sweden". Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  40. ^ "Placebo single chart positions in the US". Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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