Re: A list of artists always in the Clearence Bins of record stores
Apr 05, 2012, 18:58
Yes, I can understand the pleasingness of the popness of Beautiful Garbage album - I am a total sucker for immaculate pop. I just thought there was something about it that sounded a bit disparate and incomplete somehow. A band refusing to play to its strengths, something that can sometimes lead to something else altogether more interesting, but in this case, IMO, sounded like avoidance for avoidance sake and thus you (well, I really) got a slightly diminished Garbage. And Shirley Manson as a blonde...even she didn't seem happy. It's not a BAD album, it's just missing that thing that makes it a KILLER pop album (see Robyn) or a good Garbage album. But again. that's just me.
I did love the unfolding rose sleeve though, that was fab.