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Bleed Like Meis simply smashing. >From the lusty, masochistic skronk of album opener"Bad Boyfriend"to the industrial strength protest pop of"Metal Heart"to the hauntingly transgressive title track, it's sexy, sonically ambitious, loud, emotionally fraught and catchy as can be.
Bleed Like Meis simply smashing. >From the lusty, masochistic skronk of album opener"Bad Boyfriend"to the industrial strength protest pop of"Metal Heart"to the hauntingly transgressive title track, it's sexy, sonically ambitious, loud, emotionally fraught and catchy as can be.
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Format: CD
Label: GEFFEN RECORDS
Catalog: 419512
Rel. Date: 04/12/2005
UPC: 602498801512

Bleed Like Me
Artist: Garbage
Format: CD
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Bleed Like Meis simply smashing. >From the lusty, masochistic skronk of album opener"Bad Boyfriend"to the industrial strength protest pop of"Metal Heart"to the hauntingly transgressive title track, it's sexy, sonically ambitious, loud, emotionally fraught and catchy as can be.

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''Bleed Like Me'' is the fourth album by alternative rock group Garbage. It was released in April 2005 worldwide, following critical appraisal and unexpectedly high chart positions for its lead-off single "Why Do You Love Me", which entered the Billboard Hot 100 and debuted in the Top 10 of the UK singles chart. ''Bleed Like Me'' debuted on the Billboard 200 at a career-high #4 - the band's first top ten album ever in the States. ''Bleed Like Me'' had a very strong opening week globally, debuting in the top five in many countries - including the United Kingdom, Australia, and the States.

Following lacklustre response to its predecessor, 2001's ''beautifulgarbage'', passive aggression between band members Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig, and a general lack of direction for the record, Garbage struggled to create the album and in October 2003 the band secretly split for four months. After sessions with John King in Los Angeles studio and a guest appearance from ex-Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on "Bad Boyfriend", the band reformed with renewed focus and completed the record by the end of 2004.

''Bleed Like Me'' also includes contributions from drummer Matt Walker (Filter, The Smashing Pumpkins) and bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Ima Robot, Beck, Nine Inch Nails). Also contributing to songs written during sessions for the album but not used were John 5, formerly of Marilyn Manson, and Matt Chamberlain. - Wikipedia

Curve fans have long bitched that Garbage owes their popularity to flagrantly plagiarizing and prettying the unheralded UK duo's morose electro-sneer. Wonder what Kelly Clarkson's posse is gonna say after they hear this one. Shirley Manson and her Alt Rock "Uber-Producer Superfriends pretty much trashed their post-industrial come-hither slither by their third compilation of diminishing returns, 2001's Beautifulgarbage. There are no curveballs in their radio-friendly unit shifters now, and difficult as it is to imagine a Garbage record bereft of erotic menace, at least the band's skill set hasn't completely atrophied. Despite enduring break-up/make-up tensions mid-production, principals Butch Vig, Duke Erikson, and Steve Marker sound more playful than ever. The first half of Bleed has little ambition save for recapturing the e-trip euphoria of "When I Grow Up," and by that meager standard, it destroys. After dirgy opening misfire "Bad Boyfriend" (featuring uninspired Dave Grohl skinwork), Garbage rattle off four straight delirious oughta-be-hits, with "Run Baby Run" and "Why Do You Love Me" flaunting the most indelible, you-go-girl choruses west of Kelly's "Since U Been Gone." Clearly bored with her androgynous ice queen persona, Manson sketches some take-it-or-leave-it political commentary on the b-side-"Metal Heart" fares best, thanks to some understated strings samples and spooky techno machinations; "Sex is Not the Enemy" could be a smidge less obvious, and her "Revolution/ Is the solution" hook is downright banal. Bleed may be Garbage at their most watered-down yet, but can we at least root for one last radio hit, if only to counteract Evanescence?
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