OK, so Version 2.0 has been reissued and remastered a lot lately, so, is this review just an excuse to push an album we’ve loved for a long time?
Yes, it probably is. But as we’ve not reviewed any of the reissues before, it’s OK to celebrate it once, right?
Many fans claim that Garbage hit their peak on their debut and have been on the downslope ever since.
We disagree, Version 2.0 took the sound of the eponymous first album and refined it to perfection.
Other bands may be rockier, and others poppier, but none of them offer the sheer sex appeal and fun of Shirley Manson’s lyrical madness as the frontwoman of Garbage.
You probably already have Version 2.0 and if you do, you don’t need this pink vinyl reissue, nothing significant has changed except the color of the discs.
But if you don’t? You absolutely should buy it now, everyone needs this album in their life.
The first time Nicholas went to a live gig, 31 years ago, it turned out to be an Iron Maiden secret gig and he became hooked on the music scene. He was one of the founding writers for Astro Zombie a heavy metal and new world techno-inspired zine and his interview with Rob Caggiano of Anthrax brought in over 300,000 readers. He’s based out of Southeast Asia now, but his love of music is as strong and diverse as ever.