United We Brunch is coming back in April. Tickets are on sale right now!

Garbage 

Bleed Like Me (Interscope)

Perhaps a near-miss breakup is exactly what Garbage needed. Bleed Like Me plays like a distillation of the group's strengths: The riffs arrive skillet-fried and huge, and the ballads burn with a soulfulness that sounds like the best Motown covers the Runaways never did. "Bad Boyfriend" has a mudslide density to the guitar slabs that Shirley Manson barely manages to snake her trademark snarl through. Although Garbage has always been a wily borrower, even the lacy violins that weave throughout the dance blast of "Metal Heart" sound wholly owned. Fans will be more than sated by a record that sounds like a Best Of, and haters should relent and enjoy the ballsy bloodletting.

More by Terry Sawyer

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Matt Braunger @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., March 21
  • Lil Rel @ Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant

    • Thu., March 21
  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays

© 2019 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation