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Released: August 15, 1995

Rating: 4.224 (average of 12 ratings)

Genre: alternative rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Supervixen
  2. Queer
  3. Only Happy When It Rains
  4. As Heaven Is Wide
  5. Not My Idea
  6. A Stroke of Luck
  7. Vow
  8. Stupid Girl
  9. Dog New Tricks
  10. My Lover’s Box
  11. Fix Me Now
  12. Milk [with Tricky]

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only 2.0
sales in U.K. only - estimated 0.6
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 2.6


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 20
peak on U.K. album chart 6

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Vow (6/17/95) #97 US, #26 MR
  • Queer (9/23/95) #57a US, #13 UK, #12 MR
  • Only Happy When It Rains (9/30/95) #54a US, #29 UK, #16 MR
  • Stupid Girl (3/23/96) #24 US, #4 UK, #39 AR, #2 MR
  • Milk (11/23/96) #10 UK



“Garbage’s self-titled debut has all the trappings of alternative rock – off-kilter arrangements, occasional bursts of noise, a female singer with a thin, airy voice – but it comes off as pop, thanks to the glossy production courtesy of drummer Butch Vig. Not only is the sound of the record slick and professional, but all the songs are well-crafted pop songs. Unfortunately, only a handful of the songs are memorable, but those that are – Vow and Queer, in particular – are small, trashy alternative pop gems.” STE

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Last updated March 30, 2010.