The hiatus is over. If Garbage can come back after a seven year break...I can come back after a couple month layover for them.
The biggest challenge in creating a list for this band isn't just listening to the songs and deciding what sounds the best...it's more about sifting through their dozens of B-sides to decide which can lay side-by-side with their album tracks...when most of their B-sides are on par with the album tracks making it that much harder to distinguish between them all.
I have probably spent more time at music stores over the years looking for rare Garbage releases. I once made a taxi in London stop outside an HMV in hopes to find an elusive double CD for their second album, Version 2.0...and they had it! For the first three album I have all the CD singles, promo singles, and imports. One might think they were my favorite band...but they're not. They just happened to be the most fun to collect. I liked the music more because of the effort I went through to get it. I didn't take for granted the chase. And sometimes...the chase is the best part.
Here are the 11 Best Songs by Garbage:
- Only Happy When It Rains (Garbage)
- Vow (Garbage)
- The Trick Is to Keep Breathing (Version 2.0)
- Medication (Version 2.0)
- Special (Version 2.0)
- I Think I'm Paranoid (Version 2.0)
- Run Baby Run (Bleed Like Me)
- Soldier Through This (You Look So Fine)
- Breaking Up The Girl (Beautiful Garbage)
- Queer (Garbage)
- Can't Seem To Make You Mine (The Trick Is To Keep Breathing)