Title - 'Not Your Kind Of People [Deluxe]' (Fontana)
Artist - Garbage
Not Your Kind Of People, the highly anticipated new album from Garbage, is finally here ... and, my goodness, it is fantastic!
The alternative rock band were formed in Madison, Wisconsin in 1994 and still to this day consist of Scottish singer Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar), and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards) and Butch Vig (drums, percussion).
The deluxe album kicks off with the fast-paced guitar work of 'Automatic Systematic Habit,' before the slightly more sedate 'Big Bright World' comes forth. Then comes the lead single from the album, the excellent 'Blood For Poppies.' A track with roaring guitar riffs and such a solid melodic hook, it will have you replaying it in your head long after you've stopped listening to the CD! The quiet start to the heartfelt 'Control' quickly gives way to the distinct Garbage sound, before the Old West twang of the title track 'Not Your Kind Of People' is revealed.
The poppy bounce of the upbeat 'Felt' is next with the electronica of 'I Hate Love' and the truly atmospheric flow of 'Sugar.' The levels rise again with 'Battle In Me,' a song that rocks out with Manson's vocals at their finest. The old school sound of the band comes tumbling forth in 'Man On A Wire,' before the sedate 'Beloved Freak.'
Far from fillers, the four (4) extra tracks on the deluxe edition include the highly frenetic 'The One' (which has Vig doing overtime on the drums), the out-n-out rocker 'What Girls Are Made Of,' the ballad 'Bright Tonight,' with the album being rounded off by the multi-layered 'Show Me.'
Indeed, Not Your Kind Of People sounds like a journey through their career, each track representing everything Garbage stands for. Which isn't a bad thing, trust me, for their ability to keep a 20-year-old sound fresh should definitely be appreciated. For, as the age old saying goes, if it ain't broken don't try and fix it.
Garbage 2012 Tour Dates:
1st - Santa Barbara, CA - KJEE Summer Round Up, Santa Barbara Bowl
2nd - Mountain View, CA - Live 105 BFD, Shoreline Ampitheater
3rd - San Diego, CA - 91x X-Fest
9th - Warsaw, Poland - Orange Warsaw Festival
11th - Samara, Russia - Rock on Volga Festival
12th - Odessa, Ukraine - Prosto Rock Festival
16th - Hultsfred, Sweden - Hultsfred Festival
17th - Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
19th - Amsterdamn, Holland - Melkweg Max
22nd - Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany - Southside Festival
23rd - Scheessel, Germany - Hurricane Festival, Red Stage
24th - Paris, France - Solidays Festival
27th - Luxemburg - Rockhal
28th - Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter, Pyramid Marquee
29th - Arras, France - Main Square Festival
1st - London, UK - Brixton Academy
2nd - Wolverhampton, UK - Civic Hall
3rd - Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
4th - Glasgow, UK - Barrowlands
6th - Bucharest, Romania - B'Estfest
8th - Herouville St Clair, France - Festival Beauregard
11th - Vigevano, Italy - 10 Giorni Suoanti Festival
12th - Rome, Italy - Fiesta Campanelle Roma Rock
14th - Bilbao, Spain - BBK Live Festival
15th - Aix-les-Bains, France - Musilac Festival
17th - Arles, France - Les Escales du Cargo Festival
19th - Oporto, Portugal - Mares Vivas Festival
21st - Nyon, Switzerland - Paleo Festival
4th - Montreal, QUE - Osheaga Festival
7th - Chicago, IL - Metro - SOLD OUT
8th - Kansas City, MO - KRBZ's Buzz Under The Stars Series at Berkley Riverfront Park
11th - Omaha, NE - Maha Festival, Stinson Park
18th - Osaka, Japan - Summer Sonic Festival
19th - Tokyo, Japan - Summer Sonic Festival