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Thursday, November 29 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness (Deluxe Edition)

The original album is sprawling, ambitious, overlong, frustrating, and fascinating all at once. The three (!) discs of additional, unreleased material is fascinating for audiophiles, worthwhile for fans, and absolute manna from heaven for collectors.


Wednesday, August 1 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins: Pisces Iscariot (Deluxe Edition)

Billy Corgan oversees the reissue of a rarities album stuffed with even more rarities. Rather than decry this as a sign of a rampant ego again, let's just dive in and revel in this music made with little-to-no commercial expectations.


Sunday, June 17 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania (take 1)

Oceania is further proof that Corgan has created an interesting and captivating reboot of a beloved '90s band.


Sunday, June 17 2012

The Smashing Pumpkins: Oceania (take 2)

Oceania is a prog rock record. The songs might not be as long, but the sounds and the themes are just as portentous as all that dinosaur rock of the 1970s. And it's just as boring, too.


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.


Blogs

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!


Wednesday, October 16 2013

The Top 8 "Next Nirvanas"

Following Nirvana's surprise ascent to stardom, no one knew what would be the next underground success story. Here are eight examples of where people post-Nevermind opted to place their bets.


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.


Thursday, April 28 2011

The Smashing Pumpkins Release More Rare Material Again

Rolling Stone is reporting that Smashing Pumpkins are planning an elaborate remaster campaign that will, of course, find them releasing additional rarities and "bonus material".


Tuesday, September 14 2010

The Smashing Pumpkins Release "Spangled"

The Smashing Pumpkins have released "Spangled", the second song from the band's forthcoming EP Teargarden By Kaleidyscope Volume 2: The Solstice Bare . "Spangled" is a brief


News

Wednesday, June 20 2012

Billy Corgan’s mission statement for ‘Oceania’: Do or die

CHICAGO — Billy Corgan calls “Oceania,” the Smashing Pumpkins’ first studio album since 2007, “an anti-mid-life crisis album.” Whatever it’s called, the new album due out


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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