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“Milk” is a song by Garbage, released as the fifth and final single from their 1995 platinum debut album Garbage.

Garbage collaborated with UK trip-hop artist Tricky on a new single remix of “Milk” in Chicago and New York in May 1996. After initial reports that the band and collaborator were unhappy with results, Garbage re-worked the track at Smart Studios and released the remix as a single.

“Milk” was written and recorded by Garbage (Duke Erikson, Shirley Manson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig) at their own recording studio during the 1994-1995 sessions for Garbage.

“Milk” was released worldwide in late 1996 following an acclaimed performance of the track at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, which MTV rated as one of the best ten EMAs performances of the nineties.

The most electronic based song on the album, “Milk” is also one of singer Shirley Manson’s favourite tracks from it. She told Melody Maker “It’s a dichotomy, a paradox. The thing I really like about “Milk” is the fact that it’s been dismissed by people as the ballad at the end of the album. To me “Milk” is the darkest, most hopeless of the songs. People say ‘Oh, it’s lovey-dovey, so therefore it’s a love song’. But it’s a very bleak song, it’s about loss and the fear of loss; about things you can’t have and things you will forever wait for.”


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  • Michahh

    I almost forgot how beautiful this is.

    23 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Elapso

    Such a wonderful song.

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • backgroundmuzak

    On Bradford Beach

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Soof_96

    This song makes me sad...

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Soof_96

    This song breaks my heart every time I hear it because of how much I can relate to it somehow. (2)

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MsVictoriaA88

    I love them since 1995 and still a fan of them

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • heroine-pretend

    This song breaks my heart every time I hear it because of how much I can relate to it somehow. This song was an entire summer for me.

    26 Aug 2013 Reply
  • kirokage

    I heard the remix of this song before I heard the original. I love this track though.

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • Protozoonic

    A coffee. Another coffee. Another coffee...

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • chillfires

    great track,...........

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SoonerJoe

    Haunting. She just reverberates through you.

    30 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jomateus

    It's got a Portishead kinda feel to it; sexy, sultry track.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • foxsable

    This is one of my favorite older garbage songs, just so different and thoughtful.

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tresfoufou

    I love to listen to this song late at night with the lights off and my eyes that kind of song that haunts your mind for hours, days, weeks after you've listen to it.

    24 Nov 2012 Reply
  • j17778

    Suicide? Don't be fucking ridiculous.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • heartbreakdown

    It's like the perfect song for a suicide (6)

    27 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Hiigor_

    It's like the perfect song for a suicide (5) So, so sad ..

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Beautiful song

    14 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Chameleons4

    Wow! Garbage sure made some *BEAUTIFUL* songs in their time, and this is without a doubt one of their finest. Shirley's voice is just beyond what words can describe. (2)

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • daulkim

    It's like the perfect song for a suicide (4)

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
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