It's Garbage day! Bleed Like Me was released today and it's fucking brilliant. This is the first time I've been excited about a new record and the tour in a very long time. Already have my tickets for Cleveland, thinking very heavily about getting tickets for Columbus the night before. I don't know if I can go several years again without hearing them.
There is a fair amount of video already on the Garbage site, including the video for "Why Do You Love Me" and a live performance of "Stupid Girl." Having seen the band four times in the last 10 years, I'm blown away at just how good they've become live. Go see them.
The title track is really smooth. Great lyrics. I also like "Sex Is Not The Enemy," which is very much a kick in the nuts to people that vilified Janet's Super Boob while ignoring the ridiculous violence on TV every day. Good times. I really look forward to having a great summer album.
At the urging of other Fishies, I bought the latest Green Day album. I've been hesitant since Grammy nominations usually == suckage, but it's not bad. The kids have grown up. Not a single mention of masturbation in the whole album. It really works as an album too, something you don't see very often in rock records these days. Come to think of it, you just don't see a lot of rock albums period.