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Absolute Garbage

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On the day Garbage gathered in Wisconsin to start work on their fourth record, they came up with the glittering and steely "Right Between the Eyes" in all of 30 minutes. Things would not go quite so well with BLEED LIKE ME again.

The band battled illness, surgery, creative disagreements, major life changes and-depending who you ask-either a break-up or a much-needed sabbatical. ... Read more in Amazon's Garbage Store

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  • Audio CD (July 24, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: July 24, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Almo Sounds
  • ASIN: B000R9J3XE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,578 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Taking inspiration from little known British band Curve, the formula behind Garbage was simple enough: Industrial strength beats, grungy guitars and ice queen vocals. But in Scottish fireball Shirley Manson the three middle-aged studio whizzes from Wisconsin not only found a muse but a front woman whose infinite charisma and wicked sense of humor--as evidenced by the title of this greatest hits set--gave even No Doubt a solid run in the hits race. For a few years, the group ruled the charts with shiny metallic pop gems like "Queer," "Stupid Girl," and "Only Happy When It Rains," hampered only by some remedial lyrics and a penchant for cribbing other bands' melodies (see: The Pretenders aping "Special"). There's a discernible dip in quality midway through this collection, when at the turn of the millennium Garbage seemingly lost its fire, but at least the group's token James Bond theme, "The World Is Not Enough," is more Shirley Bassey than Sheena Easton. Fans who are already up do date with the originals will want to pick up the special edition set that features a bonus disc of remixes by some of the biggest players on the '90s electronic music scene, including Massive Attack, The Crystal Method, and Unkle. --Aidin Vaziri

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Four albums and seven Grammy® nominations later, Garbage has its first best of collection--Absolute Garbage. Along with the new track Tell Me Where It Hurts, Absolute Garbage features 17 songs of extreme and intense emotion, from Stupid Girl, Queer and #1 Crush to Special, Bleed Like Me and Why Do You Love Me.

With the band recently emerging from a hiatus for a live performance and the recording of Tell Me Where It Hurts, Absolute Garbage offers the best of a band that, to quote a lyric from Queer, has been the strangest of the strange, the coolest of the cool.

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49 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost nails it July 24, 2007
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Encompassing elements of electronica and hard-rock over dance-beats, with lush melodies and killer hooks, Garbage has proved to be one of the best bands to come down the pike in the last ten years. Garbage's new compilation "Absolute Garbage" (2007) includes some of the bands best work, along with a terrific new song "Tell Me Where it Hurts."

Nearly eighty minutes (the length allowed for a CD) "Absolute Garbage" is very generous, offering some of the band's best work. But even with eighteen tracks, this best-of misses the mark a bit.

The track list is fairly predictable. As the band's first two albums far out-sold the next two, this compilation is skewed in the direction of "Garbage" (1995) and "Version 2.0" (1998) and a little skimpy on selections from the underrated and appreciated "beautifulgarbage" (2001) and "Bleed Like Me" (2005). Therefore, some of the band's later-day singles like "Breaking up the Girl," "Androgyny" and "Sex is not the Enemy" are left by the way-side.

If you are a casual Garbage fan, this compilation is ideal, as it includes all the well-known hits from the band's commercial peak, so as a "greatest hits" the CD works. However, in terms of covering the band's entire career, this compilation leaves a little something to be desired. While "beautifulgarbage" and "Bleed Like Me" didn't have the sales of the first two, they were easily as good, and more of their singles should have been included here. Perhaps a two-CD anthology, with all the hits as well as essential album cuts would have been preferable.

Still, if you aren't really a Garbage fanatic and just want the hits, this CD should be what you're looking for. That said; if you like what you hear and have the money, all four Garbage albums are definitely worth owning.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best rock music of the last decade. July 31, 2007
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"Absolute Garbage" is Garbage's greatest hits disc. This special edition adds a CD of remixes.

The first disc is a spectacular, single-disc summary of this extraordinary band. Nobody sounds like Garbage. You know a Garbage song the instant you hear it.

First, there's the amazing Miss Manson. She joins a very small club of female rock singers that rise effortlessly above their peers...we're talking Chrissie Hynde...and then that's pretty much it. She's that good.

The rest of the band are no less tremendous. MAN can they make a lot of glorious noise! So many of these songs have irresistible hooks, earth-shaking sonics, walls of guitars and synths...drums that come from, oh, I dunno, magma? They come from nowhere...from somewhere below...and then explode with a fierce inevitability. Check out the fireworks on "Rains" or "Push It" or even "When I Grow Up."

Layer on that these anthemic choruses and terrific melodies, and you have some of the best rock music of the last decade.

The disc does a good job summarizing their four albums, and as any true fan, I have my quibbles over song selection. But they are just that: quibbles. Of a fan. Of a particularly fussy fan.

The remixes are superfluous. Worse that that, they're just bad. Now don't get me wrong: I love remixes. They can make a good song more interesting, longer for added enjoyment, or they can present an overly familiar song in a fresh manner so you can like it all over again.

Yeah, well, none of that sort of stuff happens here.

For me, the second disc could have been a live disc, or more songs, like "Supervixen" or "Androgyny". Or the DVD of the videos. Which I also bought.

But as it stands, that one disc is pretty darn awesome.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely the best. July 28, 2007
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Open the book and you will discover the wonders of Garbage; and then so ends the chapter when Garbage puts away their tools for electronica sounds and beats, and puts up the best they had since the beginning of 1995. We were blessed 11 years ago with sounds of sarcasm mixed in a bowl of angst and the voice topped the cake with melachonic soundscapes. You start off with the very first single off of their self-titled debut - "Vow", and end with the latest tear-jerker with a twist "It's All Over But The Crying". Not to mention the newest edition to Garbage's tracklist - the Chrissie Hynde inspired "Tell Me Where It Hurts". The songs sound remastered - Shirley's voice is clear as a whistle and the music sounds sharper than ever. Not to mention you also get the remix's most people haven't heard of.

All in all - if you are looking for the best of the best from Garbage, this CD is for you. It will make you reminisce the golden times when you were an angsty teen looking for a band or song that you related to. You can remember those times when you felt alone and the only thing you felt and heard at the time was the golden sound of Shirley crooning to you - as the boys (Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker) play the super-sonic sounds to mesh the vocals together.

For the everyday Garbage collecter: This album is for you. For the people who haven't heard of them: This is also the CD for you. Even to those who liked a few songs, this is also the CD to add to your collection. The money spent on this as well as the single and DVD is WELL worth the money. You will not regret the purchase. Garbage may have closed the chapter with this album - but do come back for Chapter 2 when Garbage comes back in 2008; it is ALWAYS worth the wait.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bought for cheap
Peak of their hype. It's enjoyable
Published 3 days ago by Kick.in.ur.face
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the buy
All of the most well-known songs from the band garbage are on this album. Worth the buy.
Published 8 days ago by Alie K
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Absolutely love Garbage.
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I love everything by Garbage
Published 1 month ago by Mary Clements
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice, it's all the hits and some more...Something a big fan could love
Published 1 month ago by Ricardo
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential 90's Collection
I miss the 90s. Shirley Manson was so hot!
Published 1 month ago by Reggie A Bridges
4.0 out of 5 stars cd
ok good new from the star of cd thank you for your purchase see you soon good bye for all
Published 1 month ago by Beaulande
5.0 out of 5 stars alternative rock --it's all about the guitars and the melody of a song...
cannot get enough of this band over the years they keep producing hits . seems they want to branch out and try different venues
but they really do best at what they do . Read more
Published 4 months ago by gary liss
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for Garbage fans.
I love this greatest hits album I also suggest having the Absolute Garbage DVD with this album because if you love garbage, you shall love both CD and DVD.
Published 4 months ago by Jacob Isaac Posey
5.0 out of 5 stars Shirley you've heard of Garbage?
Only just discovered Garbage! I must have slept through the 90s! This has their big hits included. Read more
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Where oh where is the B-side compilation?
Amen. all i have is youtube and imeem. =[[
Jul 9, 2008 by J. Xayamath |  See all 2 posts
Does this include the DVD?
As far as I know it does come with a DVD featuring almost all of their videos.
May 31, 2007 by Maximiliano Gonzalez |  See all 8 posts
Missing single?
Androgyny, Run Baby Run, Sex Is Not The Enemy, Breaking Up The Girl, & The Trick Is To Keep Breathing... they're all missing. ;( I know though, that The Trick Is To Keep Breathing was only released in the UK, but nonetheless...- it's a great track!
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