Not Your Kind of People

Garbage - Not Your Kind of People
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2012 Ratings: #968 / 1074
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2012 Ratings: #222
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May 15, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
musicOMH

This album is literally a love song to the band’s existing rabid fanbase

70
Under The Radar

In fact, nostalgia works in Garbage's favor, as much of the album brings listeners back to the eponymous debut

64
Pitchfork

Though not without highlights, Not Your Kind of People contains nothing as memorable as their big hits, and it's heavier on the filler than their earlier albums.

50
Drowned in Sound

The cover gives the impression of the band returning to their post-grunge roots, which could barely be further from the truth. 

50
Consequence of Sound

This isn’t the kind of music that garners a lot of radio-play the way it did ten years ago. It’s not the type of music that gets the indie kids going, either.

46
Paste

The band is content to nod toward ideas of nonconformity and individualism without enacting them lyrically or musically.

30
NME

Too much of ‘Not Your Kind Of People’ is pedestrian, anodyne and utterly unremarkable.

Doofy
NR
On 'Not Your Kind of People' it feels like a little more thought has gone into trying to develop a consistent style than its predecessor but it can't totally shake that disposable feel and no song makes a strong impression, NR
dustymoth
62
On one level it is the classic Garbage sound but it somehow rings very hollow. It feels like the first two albums feed into into a computer and a Garbage algorithm spat out.
TheCarioca
60
Automatic Systematic Habit - 0/5 ☢
Big Bright World - 3/5
Blood for Poppies - 3/5
Control - 3/5
Not Your Kind of People - 3/5
Felt - 3/5
I Hate Love - 4/5
Sugar - 3/5
Battle in Me - 3/5
Man On a Wire - 3/5
Beloved Freak - 3/5
The One - 3/5
What Girls Are Made Of - 4/5
Bright Tonight - 3/5
Show Me - 4/5
Eldaufino
87
Standout tracks: Control, I Hate Love, Battle In Me
geminii
95
Automatic Systematic Habit - 10
Big Bright World - 10
Blood for Poppies - 10
Control - 9
Not Your Kind of People - 9
Felt - 9
I Hate Love - 10
Sugar - 8
Battle in Me - 10
Man On a Wire - 10
Beloved Freak - 9
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Added on: January 30, 2012