Beautiful Garbage

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
At a time when everyone else seems to be desperate to show off the depths of their rage, Shirley Manson -- who's no stranger to hissy and pissy moods -- has taken the opposite approach. On Garbage's third album, Manson and family get in touch with their collective tender side, winnowing out a bit of the bitterness on their first two discs and replacing it with quiet introspection and, believe it or not, even a little sweetness and light. The quartet are better at conveying the former, as they do in the ambient haze of "Nobody Loves You," which harks back to late-period Blondie, and the trip-hop-tinged "Cup of Coffee," where Manson handles a breakup with a subtle tear, ...
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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
At a time when everyone else seems to be desperate to show off the depths of their rage, Shirley Manson -- who's no stranger to hissy and pissy moods -- has taken the opposite approach. On Garbage's third album, Manson and family get in touch with their collective tender side, winnowing out a bit of the bitterness on their first two discs and replacing it with quiet introspection and, believe it or not, even a little sweetness and light. The quartet are better at conveying the former, as they do in the ambient haze of "Nobody Loves You," which harks back to late-period Blondie, and the trip-hop-tinged "Cup of Coffee," where Manson handles a breakup with a subtle tear, rather than an angry jeer. The distorto-guitar crunch that bubbled under most of Version 2.0 is largely gone, replaced by a skittering six-string delivery that recalls the halcyon days of new wave "Parade" and vintage hard rock the stop-start "Shut Your Mouth". Manson herself shows some newfound dexterity as well, laconically layering girl-group harmonies on "Can't Cry Those Tears" and slipping into torch song mode on the breathy "So Like a Rose," which slithers along with Dido-styled élan. Some folks might be put off by the lack of histrionics, but given a chance to work its magic, Beautifulgarbage proves that a band can lose its bark without losing its bite.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The great thing about Garbage -- the thing that nobody wants to mention -- is that they are veterans, from frontwoman Shirley Manson to the three studio pros who play the instruments. They slogged through the trenches of alt-rock in the '80s, whether it was in the U.S. or the U.K., and they came together at the precise moment in the '90s when they could fashion modern-sounding music with a keen eye to the present and modern. They consciously picked up elements from shoegazing, trip-hop, and indie rock -- anything sonically interesting in the underground, crafting them together with skill and a keen commercial eye. On their third record, Beautiful Garbage, that's more evident than ever, from how they approximate contemporary R&B with the sultry "Androgyny," or the Minneapolis new wave bubblegum funk of "Cherry Lips Go Baby Go!," or the bluesy PJ Harvey strut of "Silence Is Golden." It's all the more evident because this has a shiny, sugary, unabashedly pop coating, an element that Garbage clearly revel in, as well as should the listener. This is every bit as enticingly postmodern as their other albums, and it sounds distinctly Garbage -- there are elements of My Bloody Valentine crashing up against Tricky, post-Madchester dance, jangle pop, goth stance, and classic pop -- but they seem less like magpies, more themselves, which means Beautiful Garbage is a more consistent record. It's unlikely to storm the charts like their first two records, especially since there aren't standout singles like on the earlier albums, but overall the record works better, perhaps their best album.
Billboard - Michael Paoletta
Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting more of the same...are in for a wonderful surprise.

Those approaching Beautifulgarbage expecting more of the same...are in for a wonderful surprise.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 606949311520
  • Catalog Number: 493115
  • Sales rank: 42,900

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shut Your Mouth (3:25)
  2. 2 Androgyny (3:09)
  3. 3 Can't Cry These Tears (4:16)
  4. 4 Til the Day I Die (3:27)
  5. 5 Cup of Coffee (4:30)
  6. 6 Silence Is Golden (3:48)
  7. 7 Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) (3:12)
  8. 8 Breaking Up the Girl (3:34)
  9. 9 Drive You Home (3:58)
  10. 10 Parade (4:06)
  11. 11 Nobody Loves You (5:07)
  12. 12 Untouchable (4:02)
  13. 13 So Like a Rose (6:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Garbage Primary Artist
Matt Chamberlain Drums
Daniel Shulman Bass
Technical Credits
William Berrol Legal Advisor
Shirley Manson Producer
Steve Marker Producer
Butch Vig Producer
Garbage Art Direction
Duke Erikson Producer
Scott Hull Mastering
Billy Bush Engineer
Jenna Adler Booking
Paul Boswell Booking
Mary Ann McCready Management
David Ravden Management
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful But Boring

    Unfortunately this album isn't so good as the earlier ones. There is some tracks like "Shut Your Mouth" and "Parade" that remind me about the good albums...and of course a peaceful track "Can't Cry These Tears". Some tracks aren't a Garbage style I waited for. For example "Cherry Lips" has lyrics that hasn'y much sense. "Drive You Home" and "Cup of Coffee" are too silent and too sad ones.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME CD

    It is just an awsome CD. Garbage rocks and can do no wrong. See them live if you get the chance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVER MADE.!!!!

    ok and i thought version 2.o was very good.Now i'm hearing beautiful garbage.I have been following garbage senice they frist came out with''queer''.When i heard that,i completly fell in love with GARBAGE.there music s very different the lyrics are rockin,the beats are perfect,the durms are perfect everything about the band is great..there looks they way they play..all that.I'm a BIG garbage fan and i have been waiting for them to come out with a new album for quite sometime.I listen to beautiful garbage all the time..I listen to every track non-stop..Even tho they have a new album..i'm still very hungry for more..Iat's like a drugg i'm hooked on garbage and there music.''Parade'' is my MOST FAVROTIE SONG!!! on there album...''believeing in nothing makes life so boring'' i love it when she singing that quote in the song.GARBAGE IS A GREAT BAND!! i'm a big fan of garbage and i love them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I can't choose only 5 stars!!! I chose 10

    Great, just graet disc, cool music that includes rock & metal & pop, what can I say?! Great combination, and I'm sure that Garbage's songs, album, video clips and the members of the band will be candidates for the next MTV Music Awards and they will win!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Quick review - Buy it

    This review is specific for those of you thinking about maybe buying this cd. I'm sure you know who garbage is, you probably own one of their cd's. I am also sure you've heard a song or two from this album, and have listened to the clips available. So what's left to say? A lot. That is what is great about garbage. They are one of the most complex music groups ever. To pull off such complexity shows great talent. Now onto specifics (since I'm sure your tired of my rambling). Garbage is most known for its singles. And songs such as Androgyny, Shut Your Mouth and Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!) easily fulfill that requirement. You like their slow, beautiful songs. You have them with Cup of Coffee, Drive You Home and So Like a Rose. They are a return of garbage's ability to mix powerful lyrics with beautiful music. And if you're like me, you love those songs you 'discover' after many plays of the cd. Songs such as Parade (my personal favorite from the album) and Breaking Up The Girl may not strike and immediate impression, but given time these songs will develop into some of garbage's best. Even with all this, you still have a good portion to discover all on your own. While Version 2.0 remains my favorite garbage album, I was not disappointed at all with Beautifulgarbage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    ''BUY BUY BUY'' is what the stockmarket was screaming when beautifulgarbage came out

    What do you get if you take three producing gods of the music industry and one fire engine red headed siren from scotland on a mic? If you answered Garbage, then ding ding ding we have a winner. Beautifulgarbage the 3rd album from this evolving band has been long sence anticipated. Let me add, all the anticipation the world never could have prepared me for the knock out of my life when I first listen to ''beautifulgarbage.'' This album takes you from one perspective of the music spectrum to the next. From the 60's swing and corus of ''Can't Cry These Tears'' to the sure to be next biggest pop craze song ''Cherry Lips.'' If I had to pick one sole reason to buy this album to a non-huge garbage fan it would be to experience something totaly different and to hear the gutair riffs that you wanna hum along to just as much as the lyrics that miss Shirley Manson puts her heart and sole on the line for you, the listener, just to feel. Blunt Bottom line: Buy this Album to feel good.It makes you wanna kiss Babies and be grateful that there is such a thing as ''garbage'' motivation~n`stimulation MANDY Wisconsin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Garbage

    This album is top-notch quality Garbage. It is different from their other albums in that has more of a pop culture sound, but that element only enhances the sound and grit they are known for. My faith in this band is multiplied with each album they produce, and much more so in this case!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wow!..once again

    Garbage..the band where their name does not ring true! Upon listening to Shirley Manson's unique style of combinations of styles and ever thoughtful lyrics on the 1996 cd ''Garbage'', I was amazed. Excited I awaited the new cd ''Beautiful Garbage'' thinking to get the same fantastical experience and I did. Manson provides a skillfully crafted piece that contains a different variety of sounds, not like the many bands today. From the well-known Garbage sound (Shut Your Mouth) to a brand new catchy technique (Til The Day I Die)Manson has graced the music world with her talent once again!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Original Junk

    First time I listened to the Beautifulgarbage album, I was both sceptical and and a bit disappointed. ''Is this supposed to be the band that I love so much?'' I thought, recalling especially the rawness of ther debut. For a while, I was convinved that this was not cool. But I had Cherry Lips on my computer, and it wasn't too bad, so I listened to it from time to time... Suddenly, I realised the deeper meaning of the lyrics, how the entire song was built up around a theme, and how incredibly good it was; maybe not in the traditional Garbage manner, but still. Giving the album one more chance, I was salvaged. You need this album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Aha!...

    As expected, another album oozing with pure musical energy!...You'll like it. I know. Believe it or not, Beautiful Garbage is a wonderful combination of the bands previous work & their individual musical aspirations, not forgetting, that ever so sharp edge.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Groovy!

    It's fresh, but familiar. It's Garbage at it's best. Sometimes you notice the slick production and studio wizardry that Garbage is known for, other times you realize just how raw and in your face they can be. It's a great combination they possess. I've never heard Shirley sound so good. That girl has quite a range. The boys are in top form and kicking butt as usual. The lyrics are well crafted. Basically, you've got stylish foot-stompin' grooves, wonderful melodies and everything in between. This album IS beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    beautifulgarbage is ''So Like a Rose''

    So you've been listening to Garbage since their self titled debut album, and you can't seem to ''Shut Your Mouth'' whenever one of your favorite hits comes on while your friends ''Drive You Home'' or while you're having your daily ''Cup of Coffee''. So you pick up a copy of beautifulgarbage, with its 13 cool, ''Untouchable'' tracks and you find yourself saying ''I will love you til the day that I die'' or maybe ''Parade'' around your living room ''With your cherry lips and golden curls''. Okay so maybe that's a little much. But I think you should cruise on down to your local music store or click the mouse a few times and get yourself a copy of beautifulgarbage, complete with bonus 14th enhanced track to fool around with on the computer. So what do you say? At least when you think ''Nobody Loves You'' you'll be listening to a fun addition to your collection, cause hey, you ''Can't Cry These Tears'' forever. Who's to say ''Silence is Golden?'' ''Get on board and have some fun''!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Garbage to date!

    BeautifulGarbage is a must have album. It contains the wonderfully written lyrics of Shirley and the amazing sounds of Duke, Butch, and Steve. A few great songs on the album to look foward to are Shut Your Mouth, Androgyny, Cup Of Coffee, Untouchable, and Til The Day I Die. Bottom line: must purchase!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful!!

    Beautiful Garbage is an awesome CD. With the smooth fusion of alternative riffs and electronica, not to mention the sultry Shirley Manson, this CD is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautiful Garbage

    If you haven't heard the new Garbage c.d., then you are missing out some truly great music! The members of Garbage are some of the most talented individuals that the music industrty has to offer. Garbage's new c.d. is titled ''Beautiful Garbage.'' The single Androgony has been played on the radio, but there are so many more songs that are great. ''So Like A Rose'' is absolutely beautiful. ''Breaking Up The Girl'' is awesome with lyrics like ''I am afraid that there's much to be afraid of.'' ''Parade'' is my personal favorite. The whole album is GREAT! Please get it today! You won't regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Beautifulgarbage review for a poster

    There is only one word to describe this album. Beautiful. Maybe that's why the Wisconsin awesome foursome's new album is called Beautifulgarbage. Shirley's vocals are perhaps the most versatile on this album, compared to the previous two. The first few bars of ''Can't Cry These Tears'' and you'll think you're listening to Blondie, while the guitar crunch of ''Silence is Golden'' comes on like PJ Harvey. The sounds are as varied as the themes. One minute bubblegum (Cherry Lips), the next hauntingly dark (Nobody Loves You). Perhaps a step sidewards from their s/t and Version 2.0, but Garbage remains unique as ever and does their album Beautifulgarbage. So go on kids, grab a copy and sit back as you are surrounded by the musical bliss that is Beautifulgarbage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    more great garbage

    i think this is an excelent addition to anyones cd collection. this albumn has a bit more pop and bounce to it than their other two previous albumns. its a very, very good albumn. i suggest you buy it immediatly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    unexpected success

    when i first heard beautifulgarbage i wasnt sure i liked it. it wasnt at all what i had thought the third album would sound like. once i got over the shock, however, i really loved it. there are so many different types of songs on it, and they are all excellent. garbage has, yet again, made an awesome album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A whole new sound

    Let me just say that when I first bought this CD I didn't think that I'd like it. I'd listened to clips from different songs on the album and I wasn't very impressed. But when I played the CD for the first time I was blown away. It's like nothing I've ever heard before, it's awesome. All of the tracks are exceptional, but ''Silence is Golden'' is by far my favorite. It's as though Shirley is singing my exact thoughts. If you're a Garbage fan this CD is a must have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Garbage Rocks On

    With a voice that teases and taunts, draws you in and pushes you away, Shirley Manson reigns as Rock Goddess of the year. It is obvious that Garbage loves what they're doing despite the fact that they are up against the hundreds of Britney's in the music world. BeautifulGarbage is another stellar performance done by the Wisconsin quartet. From the banging guitar riffs of ''Silence is Golden'' and the heart wrenching ''Cup Of Coffee'', Garbage proves that good thing do come to those who wait. After listening to this album, you'll definitely be humming along.

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