Garbage

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Garbage is an alternative rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The group consists of Scottish singer Shirley Manson (vocals, guitar) and American musicians Duke Erikson (bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion), Steve Marker (guitar, keyboards), and Butch Vig (drums, percussion). All four members are involved in songwriting and production. The band have counted worldwide album sales of over 17 million units.

Garbage's debut album, Garbage, was critically acclaimed and an unexpected smash, selling over 4 million copies and certified double platinum in the UK, US, and Australia while accompanied by a string of increasingly successful singles in 1995–1996, including "Stupid Girl" and "Only Happy When It Rains". Follow-up Version 2.0, released in 1998 after two years of production, had an equal commercial success, topping the UK Albums Chart and getting nominations for two Grammy Awards. Garbage followed this up by performing and co-producing the theme song to the nineteenth James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough.

Despite critical acclaim, Garbage's 2001 third album Beautiful Garbage failed to match the commercial success achieved by its predecessors. Garbage quietly disbanded amidst the troubled production of fourth album Bleed Like Me, but ultimately regrouped to complete the album, which was released in 2005 and peaked at a career-high No. 4 in the US. The band cut short their concert tour in support of Bleed Like Me announcing an "indefinite hiatus", emphasizing that they had not broken up, but wished to pursue personal interests. The hiatus was briefly interrupted in 2007, as Garbage recorded new tracks for greatest hits retrospective Absolute Garbage. Garbage ultimately regrouped in 2011, and released fifth album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 via the band's own independent label, Stunvolume Records.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Garbage 5 12
1998 Version 2.0 5 13
2001 beautifulgarbage 3.75 18
2005 Bleed Like Me 4.25 11
2008 Garbage / Version 2.0 1
2012 Not Your Kind of People 4 7

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
2007 Absolute Garbage Compilation 4
2012 The Absolute Collection Compilation 1
B-Sides Compilation 1
Hit Singles Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
Live Trash Live 1
Trash Live 1

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1995 Vow 4 5
1995 Subhuman 3
1995 Only Happy When It Rains 6
1995 Queer 7
1996 Stupid Girl 4 9
1996 Milk 4 7
1996 #1 Crush 2
1998 Push It 4 10
1998 I Think I'm Paranoid 9
1998 Special 8
1998 When I Grow Up 8
1999 The Trick Is to Keep Breathing 1
1999 You Look So Fine 5
1999 The World Is Not Enough 4 3
2001 Androgyny 6
2001 Cherry Lips 6
2002 Breaking Up the Girl 8
2005 Why Do You Love Me 7
2005 Sex Is Not the Enemy 2
2005 Run Baby Run 1
2007 Tell Me Where It Hurts 4
2012 Blood for Poppies 1
2013 Because the Night 1
2014 Girls Talk 2

Single + Remix

Year Title Rating Releases
1997 Milk: Remixes (Goldie and Massive Attack remixes) Remix 2
2002 Shut Your Mouth Remix 9

Other + Spokenword

Year Title Rating Releases
2001 Maximum Garbage: The Unauthorised Biography of Garbage Spokenword 3

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