YMMV / Garbage

  • Awesome Music: The first two albums. Not Your Kind of People is also seen this way compared to the albums before it. There's an absolute genius somewhere that realized "Not Your Kind of People" hit all the same underlying themes as Metal Gear, and used it in the trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. One particular lyric about speaking a different language unintentionally foreshadows a major story element in the game.
    • Alternatively, some fans consider all their albums as this.
  • Ear Worm: Let's see... from the singles alone we have: "Queer", "Vow", "Stupid Girl", "Milk", "Only Happy When It Rains", "#1 Crush", "Subhuman", "I Think I'm Paranoid", "Push It", "Dumb", "When I Grow Up", "You Look So Fine", the theme for The World Is Not Enough, "Androgyny", "Cherry Lips", "Why Do You Love Me", "Bleed Like Me", "Sex Is Not The Enemy", "Automatic Systematic Habit", "Blood For Poppies," "Battle in Me", "Big Bright World", "I Hate Love", etc.
    • Appropriately, Absolute Garbage is 100% Ear Worm.
  • Epic Riff: The My Bloody Valentine-sounding "Supervixen" and the singles, for starters.
  • Face of the Band: Shirley Manson. And Butch Vig is well-known as a producer.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Shirley refers to her fans as "darklings" on her Facebook page.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: A handful of fans will vow that the band's catalogue consists only of Garbage, Version 2.0 and Not Your Kind of People.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Curve. Mostly one-sided, with a lot of Garbage hate coming from the Curve camp, but not the other way around. Garbage themselves are actually Curve fans, and Toni Halliday admitted she liked Garbage but felt they were more "poppier" than Curve. (Dean Garcia hasn't said anything.)
  • Heartwarming Moment: The band halts their concert for a wedding proposal to take place.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
  • Les Yay:
    • Early into their 2013 tour, Shirley tweeted "I have a heavy girl crush on Ioanna from [opening act] IO Echo."
    • Then there was this cuddle moment with Amanda Palmer and Marissa from Screaming Females...
    • And there's the joint cover of "Because the Night" with Screaming Females. Having two female vocalists share the lyrics of that song is automatic Les Yay. (Also, Marissa actually is lesbian.)
  • Moment of Awesome: Shirley Manson's scolding message for Kanye West after he tried his infamous stunt a second time.
  • Pandering to the Base: More critical reviews of NYKOP suggesed that the album was aimed entirely at long time fans of the band.