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  • Audio CD (Oct. 2 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005OM4F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 592 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,026 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Shut Your Mouth
2. Androgyny
3. Can't Cry
4. Til The Day I Die
5. Cup Of Coffee
6. Silence Is Golden
7. Cherry Lips
8. Breaking Up The Girl
9. Drive You Home
10. Parade
11. Nobody Loves You
12. Untouchable
13. So Like A Rose

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Garbage ~ Beautifulgarbage


Garbage's third album is an almost total departure for modern rock's renowned poster children. Shirley Manson, Butch Vig, Duke Erickson, and Steve Marker robustly straddled the line between alternative rock and techno in their two efforts, whipping up two finely crafted CDs that captured the cultural mood of the late '90s. After six years in the saddle, they've shaken off the charge that they're a producer's creation and have emerged as a full-blown band. The band has also given up all pretext at being au courant and topical, instead combining '80s kitsch with '70s pop, with a stop along the way to worship at the altars of Phil Spector and Chrissie Hynde and even at times arriving at their own version of nu soul. "Shut Your Mouth" is raw and menacing and does as much for female empowerment as a Missy Elliott hit. "Can't Cry These Tears Anymore" is a modern take on Leslie Gore's "It's My Party (And I'll Cry If I Want To), but with all the strangeness of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. If there is a single theme to Beautiful Garbage (named after a line in a Courtney Love song), it's that smart girls don't put all their faith in love. The heroine in most of these 13 songs would rather kick a faithless lover in the, er, shins with her stilettos than pine by the phone. The "Stupid Girl" of the band's debut is now just a stupid memory. --Jaan Uhelszki

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Format: Audio CD
I realize from the sheer volume of reviews, that a variety of points of view have already been introduced, but too many of them have been negative, for my liking.
I think this album is yet another incarnation of the indespensible versatility of this band. Each song is crafted in a way that hits home with me, whether emotionally or on a tonal level, in a way that few albums with popularity can hope to accomplish.
Some say they "went pop" but I just find this a clever way to leave their own imprint on pop...to twist it or perhaps pervert it, I could say, to their image. And that's a main reason I love it.
From the industrial faux-rap aimed at their hopeless deniers, right through to the very last, subtly spooky and mournful track, this album moves from place to place with the greatest of ease and grace.
They cover pop such as the delightful "Androgeny" and the snappy "Untouchable" and the irresistible "Cherry Lips (Go Baby, Go!), heavy metal/power pop with the painfully honest "Silence Is Golden" and "Parade", and heartbreakingly keen balladry such as the subtle songs "Cup Of Coffee" and "Drive You Home", the latter of which provoking my tears each time I listen to it.
Anyone who has misinterperated this album, really must give it a chance to unearth the true extent of its genius and cleverness.
One of the best albums of 2001. I can't wait to see Garbage's next incarnation.
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Format: Audio CD
I think that, since Garbage changed their style on this album, they aren't liked as much. Personally, I still like them.
1.Shut Your Mouth-This song is a great opener, it's a song that's a bit hard to describe but it's well worth listening to, just to hear this new side to Garbage.
2.Androgyny- This isn't as good as 'Shut Your Mouth' but it's a very good song. The beginning (the flute sounding instrument) was a very smart idea.
3. Can't Cry These Tears- This is a slower song, not exactly slow, but slower then the previous tracks. I personally don't really like this song, but I can manage a listen.
4. Til The Day I Die- This is like a techno song, something they might've played in a 70s disco if it had been around. I love when she goes "farewell.... farewell"
5. Cup Of Coffee-A very dark song about getting dumped. It's VERY slow, but very good and also very depressing. I know this is just me, but sometimes I'll cry.
6. Silence Is Golden- Not exactly a favorite, but in a sense it almost is a favorite? This song is a but weird, and Shirley sounds very pained.
7.Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go)- In the beginning of this song, Shirley's voice.... it sounds like a baby's. Never the less, this song is very good.
8. Breaking Up The Girl- Um, I don't really like this, and I think Parade was practically about the same topic and that song is better.
9. Drive You Home- This song is sad, it's almost empty. It's another Garbage song that you just can't describe.
10. Parade- This song is much better then Breaking Up The Girl. It's fast paced, and the chorus is very energetic as well.
11. Nobody Loves You- It reminds me of 'Sour Times (nobody Loves Me) by Portishead, and sounds a bit like it.
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By A Customer on June 14 2004
Format: Audio CD
Who knew way back in 1995 that Garbage would wind up being one of the best and most consistent artists of our time? This album confirms that statement. Beautiful Garbage is a fantastic CD that takes risks and is all the better for it. I can't get enough of this CD because it never does quite what you expect it to. An unexpected arrangement here, an intriguing lyrical twist there, and you have yourselves a band that doesn't even think about resting on its past achievements. The ballads display a vulnerability that Shirley Manson and company have only hinted at before. It's hard to pick a favorite song off of the album because the whole thing works so well.
1)Shut Your Mouth- perfect album opener. Grabs your attention and is vintage Garbage.
2)Androgyny- gets better every time I hear it.
3)Can't Cry These Tears- initially I thought "What the hell?", but after several listens I ended up loving it anyway.
4)Til the Day I Die- just a good little song
5)Cup of Coffee- the first ballad. Actually very dark and disturbing, which only makes it better.
6)Silence is Golden- this song is perfect. I love the way it builds and goes off in a direction you wouldn't expect it to.
7)Cherry Lips- this song is so good, I didn't even realize it was about a drag queen until I read it in a review. A good example of their lyrical uniqueness.
8)Breaking Up the Girl- just a good Garbage song. Not much more to say.
9)Drive You Home- another exceptional ballad. Shirley has never sounded so vulnerable, and it works.
10)Parade- good song about nonconformity. I love the opening lyrics.
11)Nobody Loves You- not much to say except that it's another terrific song.
12)Untouchable- one of the poppiest songs on the album. It's also one of the best.
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Format: Audio CD
If you're a casual Garbage fan who just downloads a song here and there, trust me- you won't like this album. There's a good chance you're only familiar with the darker sound of Garbage's earlier days. This masterful album shows a completely different, "lighter" side of Garbage, the existence of which was unknown to most fans. Casual fans won't like the album because it's too different. Real Garbage fans, dedicated Darklings, will love this album, because it not only displays Garbage's musical diversity, but provides us with some kickass songs!
The thirteen songs of Beautifulgarbage touch upon practically all musical genres throughout the course of the album, and Garbage performs each of the different styles expertly. Here's a track list:
1) Shut Your Mouth: A fierce rock anthem that attacks all that is phony and corporate in the music industry. Slamming guitars and roaring vocals make this one of the album's best.
2) Androgyny: And now for something completely different... I can't even describe this song. It's just awesome!
3) Can't Cry These Tears: A throwback to '60s girl groups. It takes some getting used to, but great nonetheless.
4) Till the Day I Die: Man, I love this song. The juxtaposition of "I'm sure gonna leave you" and "I will love you till the day that I die" at the end is just brilliant!
5) Cup of Coffee: A haunting ballad with some of the most beautiful strings I've ever heard, and gut-wrenching lyrics to boot.
6) Silence is Golden: A powerful song about a girl who has been sexually abused. You can feel the frustration and pain in Shirley's voice as the song ends, and her singing escalates into a scream.
7) Cherry Lips: Oh so bubbly and delicious. It's impossible not to love this song.
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