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Old 09-11-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Mellon Collie and the... Finite Sadness?




Over the years people have complained about this album being too bloated. So let's see YOU squeeze the best bits into a nice little package, eh?

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i actually think some of the B-Sides were better than some of the tracks that made the album. like "Set The Ray To Jerry, Mouths Of Babes, Believe, Ugly, and The Aeroplane Flies High.
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i actually think some of the B-Sides were better than some of the tracks that made the album. like "Set The Ray To Jerry, Mouths Of Babes, Believe, Ugly, and The Aeroplane Flies High.
I think out of those I have only listened to Set The Ray. And even that one I'd have to go back and listen in order to remember. But damn, this album has such diversity between something like Cupid De Locke and Tales Of A Scorched Earth.
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very good album. really, Gish all the way through to Adore were pretty brilliant.
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I was a pretty big Pumpkins fan before this came out, but this has got to be one of the most pretentious things ever released. The separate booklet of IMPORTANT artwork, Corgan calling it "The Wall for Generation X", the overreaching lyrics...

If any double album calls to be cut down to a single disc, it's this one.
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Suck it, Corgan:

1. The Aeroplane Flies High (Turns Left, Looks Right)
2. Zero
3. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
4. Fuck You (An Ode to No One)
5. Muzzle
6. Here Is No Why
7. 1979
8. Set the Ray to Jerry
9. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
10. Tonight, Tonight
11. Thirty-Three
12. To Forgive
13. The Last Song

I would've added their gorgeous cover of "My Blue Heaven," but I'm averse to including covers in mixes like this. And for shits n' giggles, here's one I made for the Machina albums:

1. Raindrops + Sunshowers
2. This Time
3. Stand Inside Your Love
4. Try, Try, Try
5. Slow Down
6. I of the Mourning
7. Age of Innocence
8. Let Me Give the World to You
9. Wound
10. With Every Light
11. Glass and the Ghost Children
12. If There Is a God (Piano and Voice)

I call it Glass and the Ghost Children.
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If any double album calls to be cut down to a single disc, it's this one.
Yes.
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Am I the only one that prefers Machina I to Mellon Collie? I think the first 7 or 8 songs are all very good to great.

And I have a copy of Machina II but it's pretty poor quality. Need to find a better one.
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Am I the only one that prefers Machina I to Mellon Collie? I think the first 7 or 8 songs are all very good to great.

And I have a copy of Machina II but it's pretty poor quality. Need to find a better one.
No, you're not.

"Stand Inside Your Love" is probably my favorite song of theirs and I'd chalk it down as one of their best, too.
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the only problem with Mellon Collie are the teenage angst lyrics
so basically the same problem as other Pumpkins albums
musically a great one though
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Yeah but I don't find the lyrics on Siamese Dream to be very angsty, with a couple exceptions. On Mellon Collie he was TRYING to fill some kind of "voice of a generation" hole that was left with the death of Kurt Cobain, and needless to say, Melon-Head wasn't the person to do it.
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the only problem with Mellon Collie are the teenage angst lyrics
so basically the same problem as other Pumpkins albums
musically a great one though
The rockers here rock so fucking hard that those lyrics don't bother me.

Jimmy Chamberlin for the muthafucking win!
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This album ain't got shit to the great record that is Siamese Dream. I can admit that one was a masterpiece without even being a fan of the band.
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I don't think I've made it all the way through. I see no need for all of these songs in one place. A lot of them are real good, but sorta the same.

Billy Corgan always annoyed the fuck out of me. He was so self important and in love with himself. Jimmy Chamberlain did rock the fuck out though. I think Silverfuck may be the official theme song of Rock the Fuck Out Stadium.
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Billy Corgan always annoyed the fuck out of me.
this is the reason why I could never get into SP...
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