Rolling Stone (6/7/01, p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...They winningly assume the mantle of boy-band elder statesmen. Each Gibb stakes out a portion od the album for his own....powering through terrific ballads..."Q (5/01, p.102) - 3 stars out of 5 - "...Those breathless falsetto harmonies retain their doo-wop edge, the compelling title track has a pared-down, beat-driven, almost Beatles-ish quality..."Mojo (Publisher) (5/01, p.114) - "...Fromthe mastercraftsmanly pop-structure of the title track opener to the final big and sprauncy Euro-disco anthem that is 'Promise The Earth,' everything is harmonious, hooky and comfortingly cliched, the complete Bee Gees bee's knees..."
The Wire (p.71) - "From the opening moments there's a mature and closely knit feeling, a sense of balance and assurance....The title track is a beauty and overall this is one of the highlights of 2007..."
Option (July-Aug./92, p.120) - "..a great album...Eric Reed is mature beyond his years...a terrific piano trio session that is as much about ideas as technique.."
Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.61) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."Rolling Stone (9/21/95, p.82) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Like so much fun and important rock & roll, it's the product of brilliant misunderstandings."Spin (10/95, p.112) - 7 (out of 10) - "...fluff deluxe. Vig's...genius as an alternative rock producer is the ability to make avant-pop sonic distortions ring out like cash registers....Rarest of all for American guitar music, dance beats proliferate everywhere...with techno and dub equally strong influences..."Entertainment Weekly (8/11/95, p.52) - "...With their menacing sexuality, sonic playfulness, inventive guitar treatments, and cool vocals by Shirley Manson, Garbage comes off like a punkier, less cerebral Golden Palominos."- Rating: AQ (10/95, pp.114-115) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...Garbage flip continually between restraint and letting loose, handling the changing energy levels with considerable skill..."Melody Maker (12/23-30/95, pp.66-67) - Ranked #18 on Melody Maker's list of 1995's `Albums Of The Year.'Melody Maker (9/30/95, p.34) - Recommended - "...way too gritty, too dark and grainy and stuck with metal burrs, it slouches and sulks and is too determinedly cynical to ever be considered beautiful...but...it brushes as close to perfection as a pop/rock record ever can..."Musician (11/95, p.93) - "...Despite its decidedly standard instrumentation, there's nothing conventional about Garbage's sound...the textures are as pliable as silly putty. Yet for all its sonic manipulation, the album never loses sight of the basic values of melody and groove..."Village Voice (2/20/96) - Ranked #19 in Village Voice's 1995 Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll.NME (Magazine) (12/23-30/95, pp.22-23) - Ranked #19 in NME's `Top 50 Albums Of The Year' for 1995.NME (Magazine) (9/23/95, p.48) - 8 (out of 10) - "...they're the bees knees as far as alternative jangle-rock is concerned....GARBAGE is a reminder of how sweet angst can be in the hands of talented players..."
CMJ (p.41) - "LICKER'S LAST LEG contains a collection of tunes that truly exemplify Goss' growth as one of our great, underappreciated American hard rock songwriters."
Q (p.105) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[T]he most solid collection of AOR you're likely to encounter this year."
Rolling Stone (p.81) - "Shrimp Boat made only minor waves in their time, but what they helped to start in Chicago, and left behind, is strangely grand."Magnet (p.91) - "[O]ne of the most hip-shaking indie groups of the past two decades."The Wire (p.65) - "SOMETHING GRAND is a comprehensive, beautifully presented anthology of Shrimp Boat's eight year development..."CMJ (p.5) - "[P]lucky, skronky, ramshackle, skittering pop....Yes, there was a time when 'indie rock' wasn't always such a self-obsessed yawn and these CDs are a glorious reminder."Mojo (Publisher) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 - "SOMETHING GRAND reveals a band not so much ahead of the herd as way beyond it, trying everything from left-field experimentation to hoe-down circle dances; playfully following their own rules and still dazzling over a decade later."