Import exclusive limited edition of their long awaited third album. Packaged in a rose-shaped origami sleeve packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with the title printed there on. Includes a Garbage Mixer, an enhanced element... more » that enables you to mix Garbage« less
Import exclusive limited edition of their long awaited third album. Packaged in a rose-shaped origami sleeve packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with the title printed there on. Includes a Garbage Mixer, an enhanced element that enables you to mix Garbage
"This album is easily looked over however is worth the try. The band tried and failed with this one but I still think it's worth having in the collection. The fact it came out the same week as 9/11 didn't help matters. It goes from bubble-gum pop jumpy fun to 'stalker outside the window' out there. I give props to the band for shamelessly blurring the lines of sexuality and how it can be a issue for some. So pick it up- and listen ALL the way through; you'll thank me later. Thanks, Aaron."
Pop on Steroids
Matthew Petruska | 10/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Garbage's third album is, without a doubt, their most underrated album to date. Released three weeks after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks it suffered from lack of promotion. Fortunately for Garbage fans, this album still delivered.
The number one complaint you will here about this album is it's departure of the musical styles of it's two predecessors - "Garbage" and "Version 2.0". However, when you compare all four of this bands albums you'll find that not one of them is very much alike; each has it's own unique sound and is capable of standing alone.
Anything negative you've heard about this album is completely false. Does it have a more "pop-friendly" sound to it? Of course it does, but Shirley Manson and Friends managed to make an album that screams "If you're going to do Pop, do it with style".
The following tracks really shine in the "Rocking the Pop" idea:
-Shut Your Mouth -Til the Day I Die -Silence is Golden -Breaking Up the Girl -Parade -Nobody Loves You
However, "Cup of Coffee" and "So Like a Rose", though heart-wrenching, are easily two of Garbage's best songs to date.
The best song on the album? That's a matter of dispute because many fans differ on their favorite track, but one song that transcends the rest of the album is "Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)". This is a song that proves Shirley Manson is capable of just about anything. This is a song that sounds like "Pop on Steroids". "Cherry Lips" is this reviewers favorite track from the album, and one of my favorite tracks from the band altogether.
You need to have this album if you are a Garbage fan (or just a fan of good music). Keep in mind, once again, that Garbage isn't known for sticking to what they're used to. All four of their albums differ in big ways, and all four are amazing. When you first give this work of art a listen, try not to think about Garbage's other three albums and you will be pleasantly surprised.
Beautiful Garbage wasn't listed in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 Albums of 2001" for nothing!
Pocha Dot | Los Angeles | 05/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Beautiful Garbage" is a slightly different path for Garbage. People who don't want anything to do with the earlier albums could really get into this one. This album has that New Mellenium trademark that blurred the lines that made each style of music it's own (1999-2001). Lots and lots of artists of many different genre's fused their music with this new trend and Garbage is one of them with this album. Some material on "Beautiful Garbage" is interchangeable with other artists that were experimenting with this same trend in that era, Such as Vitamin C's sophomore release (More) in 2001, P!nk's debut (Can't Take Me Home)in 2000 & TLC's 3rd release (Fanmail)in 1999. I also hear a modern grunge sound on some tracks that are remeniscent of the rock quintet "Splendora" from the Mid-90's and Madonna. This release took me by surprise with it's Mild Rnb and futuristic beats along with alot of the lyrics. In the head review they spoke about 60's girl groups being reminded, I can hear small samples of that sound in "Breaking Up The Girl" "Can't Cry These Tears" & The bridge in "Cherry Lips" and perhaps a few others in tiny amounts, Nothing drastic. "Beautiful Garbage" has a Universal & Exotic Appeal, I still enjoy this album in 2009. Many Garbage followers may not be too happy about this new trend grabing hold of the band, lots of you out there will be pi$$d-off with it. Some may even go as far to referring to it as Bubblegum *Pop*."
...this beautiful album definitely deserves 600 reviews (and
Angie Engles | Columbia, MD United States | 06/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I heard "Stupid Girl" in 1995, I have been a fan of the band Garbage.
After "Beautiful Garbage" first came out I listened to it feverishly for weeks on end. I would put it on during my treks through a local park, I played it in my car and on my stereo during early evening. It sort of became a "breakup" album, the kind of music you listen to leech out and attack emotional pain.
Last night I took it off my CD rack and listened to it and I fell in love with "Beautiful Garbage" all over again.
Soulful medicine that tugs at you can be found in tracks such as "So Like A Rose," a song so fragile and pretty it's like a deer you don't want to frighten away. The same goes for the equally powerful but subtly different "Cup of Coffee" and "Drive You Home." Lead singer Shirley Manson combines sweet vulnerability and strength in a way few female singers do. (Well with the possible exception of Aimee Mann, but her music is not really the same at all.)
The more rock-driven titles that are catchy but not so pop that they lose their power include "Shut Your Mouth" (raw and edgy and a much better--and more appropriate--song for female empowerment than "I am Women, Hear Me Roar" ever was) and "Til The Day I Die" (a high-powered lament about loving someone more than you would prefer.)
I love this album so much I've gone through three copies over the years!!"