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Garbage's "Not Your Kind of People"? Well, um, it's garbage.

By Enio Chiola, Pop Matters

Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, May 23, 2012

 

Garbage

Not Your Kind of People

(STUNVOLUME)

Grade: D

Garbage's first new record in seven years is precisely what you would expect from a band that peaked in the late '90s. It's baffling to think that a group that started off sounding so varied and intricate, piecing together so many various aspects of sound and synth technology, now has predictable tropes that characterize them to such an insipid level. Even the jump from their 1995 debut Garbage to 1998's Version 2.0 offered an interesting sonic progression. But since then they have stalled, adding in guitar "wah's" and tinny drum beats wherever they can. You could easily jumble up the tracks from their last three efforts and there would be no discernible difference among them.

 

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