For a certain type of gay Garbage’s brand of dark, angsty pop defined the 1990s. But Shirley Manson and co. haven’t released any new material since 2005’s Bleed Like Me, and that album and it’s predecessor, Beautiful Garbage, just didn’t have the same magic of the band’s first two discs.
It’s no wonder that the band’s upcoming release, Not Your Kind of People, has fans waiting with baited breath. Snippets of new tracks have been popping up on the Internet for months and, I’ll be honest, despite all the anticipation I’m still wondering whether Garbage can recapture that lightning-in-a-bottle feel they did on their self-titled debut and 1998’s Version 2.0. People’s first single, “Blood For Poppies,” hasn’t really done much to convince me. But maybe the rest of the album—and the band’s live dates—will be more impressive. Fingers crossed!