Overproduced pompousness
Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People

Frontwoman Shirley Manson says that music icon David Bowie was a huge influence on this album, but the only resemblance that seems to be found here is that both struggle to recreate their former glories. Garbage’s new album plods along with an overproduced pompousness that falls somewhere between boring and annoying. Opener ‘Automatic Systematic Habit’ is a prime example of an overworked song battered with too much studio time. ‘Blood For Poppies’ has some potential in being an acceptable single, but is trounced by the “whoah whoah whoahs” and the catchier-than-an-STD chorus. Welcome to the 21st century, Garbage. Come join us in its promise of sunlight.


Words by Jamie Carson

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