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Absolute Garbage

30 July 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 30 July 2012
  • Label: Stunvolume
  • Copyright: 2007 STUNVOLUME
  • Total Length: 1:12:17
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  • ASIN: B00DUN7DHM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,724 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kelvin J. Dickinson VINE VOICE on 16 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Call your band GARBAGE and you'd better be good.

Fortunately, SHIRLEY MANSON & Co were excellent. Then, as now. And let's face it, had they been anything less, the irony of such a name would have sealed their fate forever (oh, hindsight, wilt thou never cease beguiling foolish wits into Stating The Bleedin' Obvious? You won't? Okay).

To me, their image and status has always been slightly on the edge of mainstream, yet the ability to write stunningly heavy AND gossamer subtle pop music remains a remarkable gift, deserving of only the highest praise. STUPID GIRL, MILK, I THINK I'M PARANOID, SPECIAL, ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT RAINS, BLEED LIKE ME...all fantastic examples of the above, with the most deceptively impressive plain-Jane vocals I've heard. Of course, everyone has their own opinion as to what should constitute a Greatest Hits package, but one thing's for certain: GARBAGE are not a band you take for granted (especially so, when you consider the inclusion of a James Bond title theme - who would ever have thought THAT possible?)

So, if you're not familiar with this Scottish/American hybrid, though toying with the idea of getting acquainted with them, then start here and work your way back - you won't be disappointed. For the rest of us, it remains somewhat of an essential purchase - due in no small part to a clutch of excellent and fascinating remixes.

I'm serious, forget the twee pop-confection currently abusing the charts, this is Grade A Garbage - something you absolutely won't want to dispose of in a hurry.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dr. David M. Watson on 13 Feb 2009
Format: Audio CD
This music is individual to the point of being unique. Anybody who fails to be touched by the music of Garbage has no soul.

Get the Angelfish album. ""Mommy can't drive" is one of the best songs I have ever heard.

Shirley is Scotland's best export.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. B. Wilson on 31 Aug 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
OK, the packaging looks cheap (almost photocopied) and there was room for at least one more single on disc 1 (Androgony maybe, to address the selection balance a bit), but overall this is great collection of songs that generally work well together. There are highs and lows ofcourse, but this represents the variation of material across their 4 creative albums.Sound is excellent throughout, so well worth buying. The bonus new single "Hurts" is ok, but slightly over-polished, particularly after the rougher edged material from Bleed Like Me.

The remix disc is listenable but as usual they don't gel very well as an album, even though each song only appears once. Be aware too that some of these mixes are either radio edits or have apparently had intros clipped off (some of the tracks start at an obvious edit point), although in a few cases the reduction is arguably a good thing! I personally loathe the Felix remix of Androgeny (usually like his mixes), but this is the only version that makes the set (despite some track listings you may see that mention the Neptunes Mix). Things get less dancey and more creative on the slower tracks (Massive Attack's slowest take of Milk is excellent) and the Garbage Remix of "Bad Boyfriend" is really strong. The vast majority of these mixes made UK cd singles, but it's probably still worth having as a bonus disc to listen to every now and then. Overall 4 / 5.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. A. Reed TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Perhaps, not entirely fairly, Garbage have been following the law of diminishing returns for almost a decade.

As most bands go on, record releases get further apart as they start to overthink their work, and sometimes, this means that the public loses all interest in their work during these gaps. The three years between "v2.0" and "beautiful garbage", and the four years between that and the underwhelming "Bleed Like Me" have seen Garbage not bother tinkering with their magic formula to what could be their detriment.

"Absolute Garbage" is a handy value for money package and a good entry point for the casual listener. It's also like a Big Black album, in so much, as it start well and gets progressively worse as it continues. By the end, Garbage are sounding a little one-dimensional, trying variations on the same limited palette. As if it stopped being fun, and started being a job, a bad habit they can't break.

Now, this isn't to say this is by any means a bad record. It isn't. it's the crème de la crème of Garbage's work, and exemplifies exactly where their particular strengths lie : in writing slightly odd, heavily-processed, weird pop music. Garbage are the poor man's Curve : stealing the schtick of crunchy guitars and semi-engimatic breathy female vocals into a handy package. And some of the stuff is brilliant : "Stupid Girl", "Queer", "Milk", "I Think I'm Paranoid" are all concise, brilliant pop moments that tap into a particular mood and achieve a very singular vision within the space of four minutes. With tunes you can sing along to.

Sadly, as time wears on, the band fail to develop their sound or vision and start to sound as if they are going through the motions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RAY77 on 4 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
I remember catching Shirley Manson live with Goodbye Mr McKenzie once and thought she sounded great then.Certainly you can tell she was a big fan of Siouxsie and definitely sounds as menacing sometimes aswell.There are some really interesting and theatrical tracks on this compilation yet at the same time sound catchy and poppy which is not easy to do so all credit to the band aswell.Overall I highly recommend this high quality cd.
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