After the commercial flop of Garbage's 2001 album Beautiful, 2005's Bleed Like Me was destined to be a troubled record from the start for the alternative dance-pop group. Dragged down by countless problems, some that nearly saw the record unfinished, Bleed Like Me is surprisingly still a solid effort.
Shirley Manson's perfected her sultry "don't fuck with me" vocals over top the melodic, yet sludgy music. This time around Garbage stripped away most of the electronic tweaking and went for a more standard grunge sound which works well but dates the music about 10 years too late from it's release date.
3½ Dave Grohl's out of 5