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Garbage: Version 2.0

David Stubbs, Uncut, June 1998

THERE ARE surprisingly few bands like Garbage, bands operating in that shadowy, uncertain zone between the flesh of rock and the metal of techno. They're all but alone in stepping into the breach left by the demise of The Cure and The Banshees. That their debut album sold three million copies suggests that there's a hunger for what they're doing in a time when the gap between rock's Luddite traddism and techno's bleep and booster extremism has never been greater.

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