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Phenomenal electro-rock, an underrated classic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Version 2.0 : Special Edition (Audio CD)
Garbage's second album from 1998 is their best without a question. This is a truly amazing album. Garbage are unfairly thrown in with other Britpop and Britrock bands but the difference is that Garbage actually write good songs and the combination of Butch Vig (he produced Nirvana's "Nevermind") and Shirley Manson is about as holy as Lucifer.
The good thing about this album is that the album tracks are just as good as the singles, which are excellent anyway. There are one or two fillers ("Dumb", "Sleep Together" and "Wicked Ways" are a bit MOR but they're OK) but the rest of the album is killer. The singles (5 of which were released between April '98 and May '99) all charted in the Top 20 and it's easy to see why. The three best tracks are the most serene: the despondent "Medication", the lovely strings melody of "The Trick Is To Keep Breathing" and the failed love of "You Look So Fine".
I wasn't expecting much from this when I heard it, but I was pleasantly surprised. Buy this, it truly is one of the best albums of the 1990s.