It's not that Garbage is doing anything particularly new. At times, singer Shirley Manson borrows Chrissie Hynde's phrasing, Patti Smith's rock beat poetry, and Brian Wilson's chorus from "Don't Worry Baby." But producer Butch Vig provides a modern sheen to Version 2.0 that makes it sound fresh and distinctly modern. Purists may blanch--the album is a hybrid of rock guitars, dance rhythms, and pop choruses--but songs such as "I Think I'm Paranoid" (a rip of Elastica) and "The Trick Is to Keep Breathing" (Depeche Mode, without the chill) sound great no matter what they're called. --Keith Moerer --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
Well I should say this band is innovative with a techno edge! It is indeed one of the greatest bands in the 90s...Published on Aug. 28 2011 by Tang T. Yu
solid riffs, high energy, and powerful vocal delivery from Shirley Manson. I did not think much of their other albums, but they hit the nail on the head with this one. Read morePublished on May 14 2007 by Ndt
SO AMAZING, I JUST CANT BE;LIEVE IT.. EVERY SONG ON THIS CD JUST MAKES ME.... I DUNNO YOU KNOW THAT FEELING YOU GET WHEN YOU HEAR A REALLT GOOD SONG, AND YOUR HEART KINDA JUMPS. Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2006 by "axe_attack"
To think that, at first, I didn't particularly care for this one...but one day, the brilliance struck me, and this has become one of my favourite albums ever. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Beketaten
Version 2.0~ Garbage is just irreverant as the first album. However, the songs are better and a bit varied compared to the first album. Shirley sounds better on this album. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by B. Viberg
This is almost as good as the debut album if not better, the diffrence is that the sound had become a bit more poppier and happy, a little more techno influented too on... Read morePublished on April 24 2004 by Josephll
This album is literally perfect. One could go on forever about the subtle nuances in the immaculate production of the album, but even more outstanding is the quality of the... Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by CEN
I purchased Version 2.0 a while back ago because I thought that Garbage was a rather unique group in the alternative/rock genre. Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by null
This album still has the great vocals, and the rock and techno combination. So whats the big difference between this and their self- titled album? Read morePublished on Feb. 6 2004 by guitarchick