Not Your Kind Of People Garbage's 1998 album Version 2.0 was so far ahead of its time that its vision of the future — wherein sexy pop robots are built… Not Your Kind Of People Garbage's 1998 album Version 2.0 was so far ahead of its time that its vision of the future — wherein sexy pop robots are built… 2012-05-22 Garbage Rock Stunvolume
Music Review

Not Your Kind of People (2012)

GARBAGE RETURNS After a seven-year hiatus, the rock band can't seem to deliver the same thrills from albums before
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GARBAGE RETURNS After a seven-year hiatus, the rock band can't seem to deliver the same thrills from albums before
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 22, 2012; Lead Performance: Garbage; Genre: Rock; Production: Stunvolume

Garbage's 1998 album Version 2.0 was so far ahead of its time that its vision of the future — wherein sexy pop robots are built from the grimiest gizmos in the rocktronica junkyard — still has yet to arrive. In the seven years since the band last put out an album, somebody must have recalibrated their flux capacitor; singer Shirley Manson's sultry bluster on late-'80s industrial chugger ''Man on a Wire'' is electric, and Not Your Kind of People's title track deftly threads blues licks through a '60s psychedelic needle. But too often the tomorrow-is-now thrills are missing here. B

Best Tracks:
Noirish, fuzzy single Blood For Poppies
Throbbing Man on a Wire
Originally posted May 09, 2012 Published in issue #1207 May 18, 2012 Order article reprints