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Not Your Kind Of People


Not Your Kind Of People

The sixth album of post grunge and melodramatic pop from Butch Vig and his band

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Fewer electronics, more fuzzy guitars and production aimed at the Gaga generation
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  2. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Welcome back to the 1990s – weren’t they great?
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This album is big, bold, shiny pop music, but crafted with so many jagged edges it could cut itself
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  4. 8.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Rumours of Garbage’s demise have been much exaggerated, and this first new material in seven years makes a fist of blending the spiky and snuggly sides of the band
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  5. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    This album not only wipes the floor with its lacklustre predecessor (2005’s Bleed Like Me), it’s actually Garbage’s best work since their classic debut
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  6. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The first new Garbage album in seven years is like a film sequel where familiar characters haven't changed much – especially Manson, who still cherishes the wary alertness of adolescence
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  7. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If this album is to be a swansong, at least Garbage have done it once more with feeling
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  8. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    Feels like a natural progression from Bleed Like Me rather than a “comeback album”
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  9. 7.0 |   AU Review

    An album that will please the band’s loyal fanbase but that also has something for the casual listener. It’s nothing new, but it’s definitely Garbage
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  10. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Nostalgia works in Garbage's favor, as much of the album brings listeners back to the eponymous debut that set the band on track to sell 17 million records worldwide
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  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    It sounds like the band has rediscovered its harmony amongst the distortion of crunchy guitars
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  12. 7.0 |   BBC

    It might be business as usual compositionally, and public demand for another Garbage album was questionable; but this set will stir interest in both fans and casual listeners alike
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  13. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    The times have changed but Garbage haven't, and now, for better and for worse, they've at last become alternative to everything
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  14. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The songs here may be a bit sharper than those on 2005's Bleed Like Me, but there's no indication that the band has evolved much
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  15. 6.0 |   State

    Not Your Kind of People isn’t exactly a leap forward for the band but it is far from a backward step into oblivion either. It’s a Garbage album, through and through
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  16. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    The new record has immense strengths: the folk song turned electro-metal of Control; the reggae inflections of Blood for Poppies; the post-punk riffing of Man on a Wire; the sweetly-sour sexiness of Sugar
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  17. 6.0 |   Q

    Alt-rock's queen of neuroses is back, but this refuse feels routine. Print edition only

  18. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    A pretty seamless return to form – that form being the reanimation of their efficient but formulaic Frankensteinian creation, with its checklist of regulation Garbage elements
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  19. 6.0 |   Mojo

    They haven't really been missed, yet it's good to ave them back. Print edition only

  20. 6.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    They sound the same, from Shirley Manson's robot-grrrl insouciance to the grunge-pop guitar-churn and foot-stompy lyrics, only rather less vital
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  21. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It's all slick and tuneful but, bar the shoegaze-indebted Felt, feels like business as usual
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  22. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The combination of Manson’s unmistakable vocals - strident, sexy, arresting - with poppy guitar licks hasn't dated in the slightest
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  23. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Vig’s hyper-processed production borders on sensory overload
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  24. 5.0 |   PopMatters

    The album, however, will most likely appease die-hard Garbage fans who swoon over Manson’s undeniably charismatic style
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  25. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    It's like any rekindling of an old relationship; it may feel comfortable, familiar, even fun now, but it'll only be a matter of time before every bad habit that you fell out over in the first place becomes impossible to ignore again
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  26. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The album introduces a whole bucket load of new (over) production techniques that mean there's no real flow to it
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  27. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    This is just another solid disc from solid musicians, no more, no less
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  28. 5.0 |   Uncut

    Manson can still whip up an appealingly vengeful turn of phrase, but they retain a tendency to sound stiff. Print edition only

  29. 4.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The sad fact that in 2012, Garbage have relinquished their role as provocateurs
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  30. 4.0 |   Art Rocker

    There may not be any classics here to rival previous outings, but what are back catalogues for anyway? Welcome back, yous-guys
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  31. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Sonically it’s robust enough but Garbage never once deign to leave their comfort zone throughout the duration
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  32. 3.0 |   NME

    Pedestrian, anodyne and utterly unremarkable
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  33. 3.0 |   Clash

    Plods along with an overproduced pompousness that falls somewhere between boring and annoying
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