Überraschende 4/5 Punkte gibt es vom NME:
It’s winningly relatable, even through its darkest moments, and it’s the antithesis to the very 21st-century practice of presenting an Instagram-ready picture of your perfect life. ‘Strange Little Birds’ is a record that’s human to its very core, revelling in flaws and failures, but never losing hope. And in that way, it’s the perfect mirror for its creators’ 22-year career.
Auch Pitchfork vergleicht mit dem Debüt:
Indeed, the sonic parallels between the two albums are frequent, and far from subtle: “Empty” and “Supervixen” share the same glam-industrial DNA, and the dreary “Blackout” employs the same skittering trip-hop showcased in “A Stroke of Luck.” Despite these superficial similarities, repeat spins of Strange Little Birds ultimately belie an older, wiser reincarnation of that youthful rage, not just a cheap retrospective. Twenty years on, Garbage are still grappling with their demons, but they’re disarmingly zen–even ecstatic– about the battle. With material like this, they’ve got a right to be.