October 18, 2001

Making Beautiful Music

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Don’t let the edgy lyrics and techno beats of Garbage’s latest single “Androgyny” fool you; Shirley Manson seems to have found her sensitive side. On the quartet’s latest release, Beautiful Garbage, the band digresses from their usual aggressive sound to explore a softer, quieter tone.

On “Cup of Coffee,” singer Manson expresses the pain of being dumped as she solemnly states “I smoke your brand of cigarettes/ And pray you might give me a call/ I lie in bed all day just staring at the walls