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Bleed Like Me
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
This Australian Tour Edition comes with a bonus DVD (PAL, All Region) packed with extra features. Following on from the sporadically pop to relatively somber offerings on their last album Beautiful Garbage, the band have r... more »
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This Australian Tour Edition comes with a bonus DVD (PAL, All Region) packed with extra features. Following on from the sporadically pop to relatively somber offerings on their last album Beautiful Garbage, the band have returned to their roots with a harder, faster and more menacing rock sound with Bleed Like Me. The album opener 'Bad Boyfriend' finds Shirley at her most vocally embittered but lyrically playful, providing a rather joyous call-to-arms for anyone who?s ever found themselves in a highly unsuitable relationship. Such reckless behavior is seemingly endorsed by Shirley Manson?s sexually charged delivery and the raucous and unrelenting pop-rock guitars that seem to coax her into such a volatile and apparently excited state. Single 'Why Do You Love Me' finds the band on a rather similar outing of wanton rock ?n? roll abuse portraying another scenario of a broken down relationship full of insecurity and doubt. However, Shirley declares 'your sick of all the rules/ well I?m sick of all your lies' as the crescendo builds into an onslaught of a heavy rock guitar battling it out with Butch Vig?s commanding beats and a rumbling bass that transforms Shirley?s acidic sentiments to ones of affirmation. Whilst a harder sound is fully endorsed on the record, Bleed Like Me is still an album of Garbage?s trademarked loops and varied sounds. On 'Metal Heart', the band deliver an gothic orchestral-laced track of Tim Burton proportions, sounding like an industrial version of 'Hammering In My Head' from their Version 2.0 album. 'Boys Wanna Fight' and 'Why Don?t You Come Over' suitably find the band at their most rousing and entertaining, while 'It's All Over But The Crying' and 'Happy Home' find the band at their reflective and mellow best. Although rumors of a temporary split of the band during the recording of 'Bleed Like Me' have been confirmed by Shirley, it's hard to imagine such a fun, enjoyable and carefree album could be the consequence of such negativity between the band. Mind you, as they say, the best thing about fighting is the making up after. Warner. 2005.
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As always Garbage delivers!
Angela Scott-Cox | many places, right now Spring Lake, NC | 07/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Great CD. A must for any Garbage fan and if you don't know who Garbage is, where have you been?! Go get this album!!"
Eric Welch | Carlsbad, CA USA | 10/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I orignally saw Garbage in the music video "Bleed Like Me." An old friend who was lead singer in a punk band in Canada used to complain about other bands and their sloppy guitar playing. When I heard Garbage's music again years later, through their Sound Stage performance, I was amazed at how good they were - and how hot Shirley Manson is still. This is the third album from them I've bought recently, and it's solid, consistently good, and deserves its reputation for being almost too professional in its musicianship for an "alternative" label to be applied. I sure hope they go on tour again!"
If It's Their Last Album, It's A Damn Good Finale!!
Timothy D. Taylor | Mesa, AZ | 10/17/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have long enjoyed Ms. Manson and the gang's music and this is hands down my favorite album, largely due to the wonderfully polished music and heavy guitar riffs! This album seems an edgier cousin to 2.0 and it sounds amazing blasting out of speakers, with the heavy reverb, bass and spectacular guitar work here! Since Shirley is dabbling in acting currently and having a seemingly smashing time trying something new, we may well have this as our last full and original Garbage effort. If it does turn out to be their elegy and swan song, what a damn fine piece of work it is!! Wishing Garbage all the very best! -- A Fan"