GARBAGE reveal details of new 'ANTHOLOGY' release

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Influential alternative rock band Garbage have today revealed details of a new Anthology release for 28th October via BMG/Stunvolume. The band’s first ‘Best Of’ collection in fifteen years, Anthology contains material from across Garbage’s impressive, nearly 30-year-long career, including songs from their 1995 debut album Garbage, through to tracks from their most recent, critically acclaimed LP No Gods No Masters released in 2021.

The anthology also includes the rare track Witness To Your Love, as well as original artwork from Chilean artist Javi Mi Amor who collaborated with the band on No Gods No Masters.

Speaking about Anthology, Garbage’s Shirley Manson says:

‘This anthology is testimony to almost 3 decades of creative work together, our collective tenacity and our terrifying ability as a group to withstand ritual humiliation on a regular basis. Regardless of the inevitable shifts and tides within the music industry, we are surprised to find ourselves still here, making records and touring the globe. It is in no small part as a result of the astounding fan support we receive. Our love and gratitude to all, for everything’.

Anthology includes all of the classic Garbage hits that you would expect, such as Stupid Girl, Queer, Only Happy When It Rains, Special, and fan favourite The Trick Is to Keep Breathing. Also included is the band’s brilliant Bond song The World Is Not Enough, #1 Crush, their now iconic contribution to Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet and their recent politically charged singles No Gods No Masters and The Men Who Rule The World. Speaking about The Men Who Rule The World, Shirley Manson says :

‘The words came tumbling out when we were recording it. The song was inspired by the movement in South America when women took to the streets and stood outside their governmental buildings and thrust their fists in the air and demanded change. We’re all at this moment where we realise that something is severely broken in our culture’.

Anthology is released as a double CD album, as well as double LP in transparent yellow - find the full tracklisting below.

Garbage will play the upcoming ‘Sound of 007 in Concert’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday 4th October, alongside Dame Shirley Bassey.


Anthology tracklist:

CD 1 -



Only Happy When It Rains


Stupid Girl


#1 Crush

Push It

I Think I’m Paranoid


When I Grow Up

The Trick Is To Keep Breathing

You Look So Fine

The World Is Not Enough


Cherry Lips (Go Baby Go!)

Breaking Up the Girl

Shut Your Mouth

CD 2 -

Why Do You Love Me

Bleed Like Me

Sex Is Not The Enemy

Run Baby Run

Tell Me Where It Hurts

Witness To Your Love (previously unreleased)

Blood For Poppies

Battle In Me

Automatic Systemic Habit

Big Bright World




Even Though Our Love Is Doomed

No Horses

The Men Who Rule The World

No Gods No Masters

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as conducting interviews for the XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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