Gish (studio album) by The Smashing Pumpkins

Gish by The Smashing Pumpkins
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 1,153rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 501 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1991 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (218th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,153rd)
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The Smashing Pumpkins bestography

Gish is ranked 4th best out of 22 albums by The Smashing Pumpkins on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Smashing Pumpkins is Siamese Dream which is ranked number 54 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 21,815.

The Smashing Pumpkins album bestography « Higher ranked (762nd) This album (1,153rd) Lower ranked (2,234th) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 501 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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45/100
From 04/25/2022 22:43
This is a lot weaker than the groups two masterpieces but you can see the potential of a great band hidden amongst the songs. Tracks like Rhinoceros and I Am One prove this and are the closest we get to classic pumpkins. The album is pretty consistently frantic and energetic the whole way through as well. Other than that the record feels very bland and a bit of a mess. No other song really stands out and the instrumentation feels a bit weaker. It is too long as well and always drags for me. There is no pull to this album either and I never really feel like returning to it. Overall, quite a weak Pumpkins album that isn't really worth the listen.
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45/100
From 02/15/2022 11:25
Not as good as Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie, but a must-listen for any fan of rock and particularly grunge. My highlights are Daydream, I am One and Crush.
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75/100
From 02/22/2020 06:25
its has its moments
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45/100
From 02/01/2020 01:35
In regards to the bookend albums to the pumpkins' two masterpieces, Adore blows Gish out of the water.
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85/100
From 06/03/2019 01:16
the world was introduced to The Smashing Pumpkins with this album the turned the music world on its ear to pay attention to this movement of 90's rock
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80/100
From 02/16/2019 06:29
Decent album. Great start and end, but lacking a bit in the middle.

Favs: I Am One, Gish, Bury Me, Tristessa, Window Paine, Daydream
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95/100
From 01/28/2019 05:15
I take back what I said - Bury Me, Crush, Snail, & Tristessa are just as awesome as the first three songs... Window Paine and Suffer are just okay... Still liked it better when Billy had long hair.
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90/100
From 06/14/2018 19:22
Awesome beginning of their career. 8/10.
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85/100
From 02/28/2018 23:54
A pretty kickass album, not a bad song on here, yet it is not as memorable as the Pumpkin's later two albums. Still a great debut; the fast brash songs and the slower songs are all great together, great chemistry for an album.
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85/100
From 01/03/2018 15:54
Underrated album. Their earlier psychedelic period never got the full credit it deserved, this album just straight up rocks.
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