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Not Your Kind Of People

May 22, 2012 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Copyright: 2012 STUNVOLUME
  • Total Length: 42:43
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  • ASIN: B0081TZUAW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,744 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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162 of 173 people found the following review helpful By solili on June 1, 2012
Format: Audio CD
First of all, I think this is an excellent album, overall. An excellent Garbage album, that is. Yes, there are some things which I would have done differently, had I produced it. And, sure, there are some things which don't grab my attention and make me respond with unbridled joy.

For example, `Auto Sys Habit' is a bit too poppy, for me. `Blood For Poppies', after that nice guitar line, goes into this major key chorus. For me, that sounds awkward. But I love the broken up middle. See? Nobody likes everything.

But the criticisms I read here, and elsewhere, are the very points I use to recommend the album.

1. "Shirley using too many vocal takes, too much signal processing". I say, that's Shirley, and she has always used signal processors on her voice; she has always overlaid vocal tracks. This is Garbage and Shirley Manson, not Sarah Brightman.

2. "The album is over-produced". I say a big production is the signature of a Garbage album. The production of a Garbage record is always complex and the sound is huge. Always.

3. "Derivative." "Cliched". "No risk". "Comfort zone". I say, this is Garbage, NOT Kaiser Chiefs or Pink Floyd or Pixies or whomever. This is Garbage. This is a rock band. And, by the way, Shirley is 45, not 23; Duke Erickson is now 61; come on. They are doing what Garbage does. After a 7 year pause, they have done it very well.

4. "Stuck in the 90s". "Never outgrew angst". "Dated". I say, It's a Garbage album, for crying out loud!!! What do you expect? Who can imagine Shirley singing a song sounding like Diana Krall or Joss Stone? Angst is in her blood.

5. The tunes are `unimaginative', `tired', `lame'. I say, This is ridiculous.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jerald Brewer on May 23, 2012
Format: Audio CD
We should all detest Shirley Manson & the boys for keeping us waiting so damn long for another album, but you know we still love them. This album roars with a ferocity that pop music rarely ever attains.
Garbage has always had more of an edge than any other pop group I can recall. This work features some their hardest sounds yet. Like my favorite bands (U2, Radiohead for excample) they've never tried repeating themselves. "not your kind..." has the sound that you love & sets Garbage apart, but it is different from their other stuff.
Manson is a tough cat to characterize. She has never reminded me of any female singer I've ever heard. On this disc she sings with a fire & passion that reminds you why you have missed this band sooo much & why you practically did back flips when they suddenly announced early this year that they were back.
Her "boys", Duke Erikson, Steve Marker &, of course, Butch Vig, attack every tune with an industrial, post-punk vengence that signal that they may have been mad my by their own absence. Even the slower stuff (which there isn't much of) has a sense of danger to it. They go to the outer edge of their sound without sacrificing the melodies & hooks that make them so bloody much fun to listen to. Strangly enough my least favorite song is their single, "Blood For Poppies", & I really like that song. "Battle In Me", "I Hate Love", "Control" & "Automatic Systematic Habit" absolutely kick you-know-what. These are among the best songs they've ever produced on what may be a better album than their awesome debut.
It is certainly their best album in 7 years. (The 15 cut longer edition is definitely worth whatver extra $$$ you have to shell out.)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Georgie Boy on May 27, 2012
Format: Audio CD
With a title like Not Your Kind Of People and a name like Garbage, Garbage seems to be daring the fine folks who still buy music (if in fact there are any left) not to purchase, let alone listen to this record, but that's not unusual as the 3 geeks from Madison, Wisconsin and their front and centre Scottish Banshee bombshell bad-ass have offered that smirked sentiment before with their "best of" collection, Absolute Garage and 2005's Bleed Like Me, which sounded like a not so appetizing dare to share in the glories of "that special time of the month". Turns out Garbage are-in-fact that "kind of people" and this is that kind of record that will bore a hole into your consciousness like the brain scrambling worm they crammed into Chekov's ear in Wrath of Kahn!

The entire collection of tracks play out like grainy black and white Nevada Atomic Test Site footage from the 40's. We see a blinding flash in the distance, an ominous mushroom cloud rises like a ghostly apparition above the desert, a vacuum of uneasy silence follows, you hold your breath and then without warning you're blasted with a wall of sound that decimates every object fortunate enough to be in the way. Yes Virginia, I said fortunate. This is a shock and awe parlor trick sound-Maestro and drummer Butch Vig has brilliantly mastered during his knob twiddling turns for Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, Foo Fighters and Garbage; distract an unwitting victim by holding a cute fuzzy bunny out in your left hand and then unceremoniously smack the poor unsuspecting slob up against the head with the brick in your right hand. Repeat when necessary. Got your attention?

Never before has Garbage done so well to recapture the seismic glory of their self-titled debut or sophomore rampage 2.
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