Siamese Dream (studio album) by The Smashing Pumpkins
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.7/100, a mean average of 83.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 84.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.9.
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Me encanta el estilo de este álbum, es una mezcla entre grunge, shoegaze y rock alternativo. Realmente amo casi todas las canciones a excepción de "Silverfuck" la cual me parece innecesariamente larga y un tanto aburrida, pero la razón principal por la que amo este álbum es por "Mayonaise" ¡por el amor de dios! que gran canción... pasé semanas reproduciéndola en bucle y no me ha cansado en absoluto.
I love the style of this album, it's a mix between grunge, shoegaze and alternative rock. I really love almost all the songs except for "Silverfuck" which I find unnecessarily long and kind of boring, but the main reason I love this album is because of "Mayonaise" for god's sake! what a great song... I spent weeks playing it on loop and it hasn't tired me at all.
This is peak of early 90s alternative rock, very good songwriting and compositions with some of the best songs in this band's career - Mayonaise, Disarm, Today, Soma, Cherub Rock are all great examples.
This is a brilliant display from The Smashing Pumpkins as they showcase their instrumental talents as well as their experimentation. On the surface this looks like your typical grunge record when in reality there is a lot more depth to it than what people give it credit for. In terms of instrumentation they are explorative and add depth to the music on here by implementing violins and cellos amongst other varied string instruments. In result of this, we get an exciting listen that can twist and turn in loads of different direction keeping the listener firmly engaged in the experience. They also experiment with song style and structure on here which leads to a unique listen as almost every song stands out as being different. The 4 track run from 8-11 emphasises this brilliantly with there being the soft Spaceboy, the heavier Geek U.S.A., the progressive Silverfuck and the phenomenal Mayonaise. The constant changing can be polarising on lower quality records but with how well they maintain their unique grunge/alternative style it gives us something to anchor us to the music which holds everything together. I do also think Billy Corgan deserves a mention as his vocals are fantastic and his lyrics are well worth exploring. Overall, this might be just behind Mellon Collie in terms of quality but it is very close as this record is full of so many outstanding songs.
Quite possibly the best alternative rock album of this era. An incredibly talented band that were able to showcase different sides to their style and sound. Many bands have taken on an aspect from the album and based a whole career on it; this band could do it all.
Some brilliant tracks on this album - Rocket (one of my all-time favourites), Hummer, Today and the beautiful Mayonaise. The other half of the album leaves a lot to be desired though, with Geek USA and Silverfuck (14 mins in total) especially not really hitting the mark. But overall a very enjoyable album by a brilliant band, despite its inconsistency.
First time listening in probably 25 years. Aged better than expected. I don’t know how to handle albums where I know that the amount of production involved is so high. In other words, this album sounds so, so, so much better than the Smashing Pumpkins do in concert. Good songwriting, if sometimes silly (space boy don’t kill me).
When I was younger, Melancholy was the Smashing Pumpkins album to get into. In my adult years, I've come to Siamese Dream, which I think is actually the better record.
Smashing Pumpkins' technicolor take on the early nineties grunge movement was a success, and is a nice complement to the more musically brooding work of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and even the Pumpkins' own Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The lyrics on Siamese Dream often convey a sense of irony, as in "Today," whose famous refrain "Today is the greatest day I've ever known" contrasts with the suicidal ideation conveyed in the verses. The album reflects the feelings of alienation and disaffectation so emblematic of the early nineties.
Arranca fuerte y luego se desinfla un poco.
Mejores canciones: Disarm, Todas, Cherub rock
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