By Hazel Cills and Ira Madison III
Since their critically acclaimed self-titled debut in 1995, the American-Scottish band Garbage have solidified themselves as alt-rock royalty. Fronted by the cool-voiced Shirley Manson, the band's creeptastic sound melded subgenres from shoegaze to grunge, and ultimately grew more pop-leaning as the years went on. Next month, the band releases its first album in five years, Strange Little Birds, which sounds like a return to its sinister rock roots. While you read our new preview of the album today, check out this MTV News playlist of essential Garbage songs, from their greatest hits to some beloved deep cuts.