Garbage: Not Your Kind of People – review

Singer Shirley Manson has been talking up the band’s outsider status but it’s always existed more in their minds than anyone else’s.

Their seven-year absence followed a split from Warner Bros whom they decried as too sales-focused, yet their self-released comeback is hardly wild experimentation. Electro-charged grunge and ambient pop are their default settings and there’s plenty of both here: Big Bright World’s crunchy hooks make a convincing bid for radio ubiquity, Sugar finds Manson cosying up to glowering synths. It’s all slick and tuneful but, bar the shoegaze-indebted Felt, feels like business as usual.