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Siamese Dream (album) by The Smashing Pumpkins 

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Siamese Dream
Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins (1993)
Overall rank: 60th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,433 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 1993 (2nd)
Top 20 albums of the 1990s (11th)
Top 100 albums of all time (60th)

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Siamese Dream is ranked as the best album by The Smashing Pumpkins.

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,433 votes)
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From Libelldrian 09/10/2018 23:32
My favourite album of all time!
The guitar sound is huge.
Every track is on a similar high level.
Insane solos.
I just can't get enough of this record.
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From antaiospiano 08/20/2018 14:58
My ears rejoice everytime I put on this record. The layers of aggressively polished distortion make a perfect contrast to the melancholic, almost Fleetwood Mac-like themes and singing.
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From luigybetis 06/15/2018 17:47
Awesome album, but there are some songs such as Silverfuck that I don't get. 8.5/10.
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From SamAndreas 04/21/2018 10:44
A Top 5 album of the alternative / grunge era and also far and away my favorite Pumpkins album. 'Cherub Rock' all the way through 'Mayonaise' is precisely what I'm wanting to hear when I want to hear this group. Some of the later tracks aren't quite as strong IMO but still passable.

I'm adding that the follow-up Mellon Collie isn't as much to my liking despite containing some of my all time fav. Pumpkins songs like 'Bullet with Butterfly Wings' and 'Zero.' I'm just not as big a fan of the more polished, airier, radio-friendly Pumpkins tracks like 'Tonight Tonight' and '1979' plus found some of the non-single songs pretty forgettable. It's just a matter of personal preference I suppose.
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From adnielsen 03/25/2018 20:58
Best album of the 90s. Loud, fuzzy pop rock songs with incredibly emotional, personal lyrics and a lot of interplay between the soft and the rough. There's a good variety to the album all while having a consistent texture and atmosphere. Honestly, I don't think this album is overrated. I think it is underrated. Don't miss "Mayonaise", one of the Pumpkins' finest songs.
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From Shiebs17 03/12/2018 22:15
Favorite Songs: Geek U.S.A., Mayonnaise
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From Vatsal 02/15/2018 18:37
Such a gosh darn grower! i dont know if i'll ever get enough of this album!
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From Ashmark 02/14/2018 00:04
A good album. I just prefer Mellon Collie.
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From garycottier 01/05/2018 16:49
A good but overrated album in my opinion. It's fine but it's not a patch on albums from Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden from around the same period. Part of the problem is that those other three bands had great singers, the Pumpkins do not. Still, there are some great moments and good songs but as a whole it's not up there with the classic records of the time from those other artists.
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