Jun 24

Garbage – Version 2.0 {Remastered} (1998/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 49:44 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Alternative Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | ©  Almo Sounds

Version 2.0 is alternative rock group Garbage’s second studio album originally released in 1998. The two-time Grammy nominated album features Grammy nominated single “Special” as well as “Push It”, “I Think I’m Paranoid” and more.

Neither a flat-out retread nor a full-fledged progression, Version 2.0 is almost too accurate a title for Garbage’s second album. Everything that made Garbage a success is here — Shirley Manson’s seductive strength, strong pop sensibility, a production that falls halfway between alternative rock and techno — presented in a slightly newer form. Version 2.0 may be gilded with fresh drum loops and shiny, computerized production, but it lacks the thrilling immediacy of the debut. It isn’t that Garbage’s sound is no longer appealing — it’s that high-tech production has a tendency to make the songs sound the same. That was a problem with the debut as well, but it’s discouraging to find that those flaws are repeated, not solved. Still, when Garbage pull it all together, the results are irresistible, and there are just enough moments on the album — including “Special,” “Push It,” “Temptation Waits,” and “I Think I’m Paranoid” — to make it a successful follow-up, even if it isn’t a brave step forward. –AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Tracklist:
1 Temptation Waits 04:37
2 I Think I’m Paranoid 03:38
3 When I Grow Up 03:24
4 Medication 04:08
5 Special 03:44
6 Hammering In My Head 04:52
7 Push It 04:03
8 The Trick Is To Keep Breathing 04:12
9 Dumb 03:50
10 Sleep Together 04:04
11 Wicked Ways 03:44
12 You Look So Fine 05:28

Personnel:
Shirley Manson – vocals, guitar, samples
Duke Erikson – guitar, keyboards
Steve Marker – guitar, loops
Butch Vig – drums, percussion, loops
Additional:
Daniel Shulman – bass
Jon J. Vriesacker – violin (on “Medication” and “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing”)
Michael Masley – cymbalom (on “Medication” and “The Trick Is To Keep Breathing”)
Todd Malcolm Michiles – record scratching (on “I Think I’m Paranoid”)