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Monday, December 17 2012

The Most Disappointing Albums of 2012

Another year, another round of disappointments. While previous years may have been more obvious in their selections, this year’s list is fairly fortuitous, blending a variety of genres and artists.


Tuesday, June 12 2012

In Defense of Billy Corgan's Foray Into Professional Wrestling

The Smashing Pumpkins leader is developing a reality television series around his Resistance Pro imprint.


Thursday, December 11 2014

Smashing Pumpkins: Monuments to an Elegy

Meet the new Smashing Pumpkins, gradually distancing themselves from the old Smashing Pumpkins.

Thursday, July 25 2013

Smashing Pumpkins: The Aeroplane Flies High (Deluxe Edition)

Despite a wealth of songs, the tactile experience associated with The Aeroplane Flies High disintegrates when translated to a digital format. A once prized item becomes empty.

Tuesday, December 13 2011

Smashing Pumpkins: Gish (Deluxe Edition) / Siamese Dream (Deluxe Edition)

Freak out, give in: these generous repackages of the Chicago alt-rock heroes' first two albums chart the upward trajectory that took them from a promising-yet-overextended debut to one of their genre's all-time greatest masterpieces.

Wednesday, January 7 2009

Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan’s new experiments rock like the older hits but they lack the secret ingredient that makes past Smashing Pumpkin tracks transcendent -- melody and a compelling emotional storyline.

Monday, November 10 2008

Smashing Pumpkins: If All Goes Wrong

This may not show Corgan in the most favorable light, but it shows him in an honest one, making for a surprisingly humanizing viewing experience.


Friday, November 22 2013

Counterbalance No. 154: Smashing Pumpkins' 'Siamese Dream'

Freak out and give in. Doesn't matter what you believe in. Stay cool and be somebody's fool this year—possibly while listening to the 154th most acclaimed album of all time. I want a walk-in humidor!

Sunday, July 21 2013

CONTEST: Smashing Pumpkins - 'The Aeroplane Flies High' (6CD+1DVD Box Set)

Enter to win this massive new Smashing Pumpkins set releasing next week.

Thursday, June 14 2012

The Top 10 Epic Smashing Pumpkins Tracks

The Smashing Pumpkins have always exhibited grandiose ambitions, from their album concepts to their song titles. To commemorate the release of their new record Oceania -- the latest installment in their Teargarden by Kaleidyscope song cycle -- Sound Affects counts down the alt-rockers' ten best six-minute-plus tracks.

Tuesday, November 29 2011

CONTEST: Win The Smashing Pumpkins' Remastered 'Gish' or 'Siamese Dream' and Join the Record Club

Contest is now closed! Please be sure to check pick up SMiLE on compact disc or vinyl! Today marks the day that EMI releases the

Friday, April 22 2011

Smashing Pumpkins' Rarity "With Every Light" Covered by Voxhaul Broadcast

An obscure Smashing Pumpkins track is covered...


Friday, October 19 2012

Smashing Pumpkins won’t follow the trend of playing classic albums in their entirety

ST. LOUIS — Smashing Pumpkins fans have been clamoring for the rock band to jump on the bandwagon and perform one of its classic albums in

Tuesday, November 29 2011

Smashing Pumpkins revisit breakthrough albums

Smashing Pumpkins’ debut, “Gish,” wasn’t the cool, everybody-has-to-hear-it album of 1991. It gave a passing glance to the emerging alternative-rock culture that worshiped Pacific Northwest “

Wednesday, April 27 2011

Smashing Pumpkins announce new album, extensive reissues

CHICAGO — The Smashing Pumpkins delivered a double dose of news Tuesday about past and future recordings. In a video posted on the band's Facebook page,

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