Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (studio album) by The Smashing Pumpkins
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The best album by The Smashing Pumpkins is Siamese Dream which is ranked number 55 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,184.
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Normally I don't love long albums but Mellon Collie not only earns it's lengthy tracklist but is better for it. The diversity in sound keeps it fresh while giving the album a still unique sound.
This is an incredible accomplishment from The Smashing Pumpkins with them creating one of the greatest double albums of all time. What made this record so popular at the time of its release was the phenomenal singles that came out of this record. This includes 1979, Tonight Tonight, Bullet With Butterfly Wings and Zero with all of them becoming instant classics for the group. However, it is the deep cuts that kept me coming back time and time again with there being some simply sensational songs to discover on here. The two main ones that stand out for me are Thru The Eyes Of Ruby and Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans. Both of these songs are masterpieces and I would argue are two of the greatest songs the group has ever released. Focusing on the album as a whole, it can be quite up and down at times but that is primarily due to the length with it being near impossible to maintain the heights they reach on here across every single song. It is much more consistent than people give it credit for however as there isn't a weak song on here in my opinion. Furthermore, it is experimental and exciting musically with the listener being kept on the edge of their seat throughout. They do a fantastic job of integrating the softer songs with the more aggressive ones with this being best evidenced by the transition from Stumbleine into X.Y.U. This integration is achieved across the whole record making it feel extremely cohesive. I also absolutely love the vocal and lyrical work by Corgan on here with it capturing the time period perfectly and portraying his emotion and feelings extremely well making it easy to connect with him and the music. Overall, this is a 90's masterpiece that is full of both beautiful and powerful highlights that will intrigue you when you first listen and will make you want to come back for more.
The Smashing Pumpkins’ Opus Magnum and The Wall of the 1990’s.
Highlights are amazing, but agree that it´s a luttle too long , sme songs are not as good and that´s a shame cause it couald have been an amaziiing not double album.
The 1990s white album, excellent
First off, it’s so damn long. I was getting tired of it, looked down, and saw that there were still 15 minutes remaining in *the first album*. Tedious.
Second, the music is quite good. Guitars and drums alternate between powerful drive and delicate artfulness. The band uses unusual instruments (e.g., the harp) in a way that sounds right and not contrived.
Third, Billy Corgan can’t sing. He just can’t. He’s perpetually flat and tries to do weird things with his voice to mask the fact he can’t hit the right tones. 4 minutes of that is hard to take. 2 hours is like what death row must feel like.
Fourth, this might be the most cynically angry set of lyrics I’ve ever heard. I have no problem with people who are naturally cynical, nor do I mind singers who are naturally angry. This feels like someone decided that angst was selling well, so let’s go ahead and force fit some lyrics into that template.
It's a little bit too long in truth. If they had cut out some of the filler and reduced the album to slightly longer than a regular length LP, I'd rate this much higher as there are some great songs. My highlights are 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, By Starlight (my favourite Pumpkins song) and Tonight Tonight.
This album is a little bit self-indulgent at times, and there is certainly some filler. But realistically, there is a reason the singles here were huge.
Largo. Se me hace muy largo. Hay canciones sobresalientes, pero es que hay otras (y son muchas) que me aburren. De aquí podía haber salido un disco redondo, pero decidieron hacer un doble disco y el resultado se resiente.
Mejores canciones: Tonight tonight, bullet with butterfly Wings, 1979, zero, jellybelly.
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