Thursday, 4 August 2016

Track Of The Day: Garbage - 'Empty'

It's been over 20 years now since Garbage made their arrival with their much-applauded debut album, and after many musical highs and lows, they returned a few months ago with their sixth studio album 'Strange Little Birds'.

While lauded as a return to form by many sections of the music press, a review on the God Is In TV website expresses a point of view that is closer to my own: It’s not really going to surprise anyone. Maybe it’s not meant to. If you like the band, you’ll like this. That’s the beginning, the middle and the end of it... Will not disappoint the fans one bit. For the more circumspect, there are three or four killer tracks and the rest is good but no more. A third of a genuinely brilliant record, two-thirds simply decent." Read that full review HERE. One of the album's stand-out tracks comes in the form of the Breeders-esque 'Empty', where tasty guitars wail and Shirley Manson is at her icy best.