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Old 05-15-2007, 11:15 AM   #16
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Should I start listening to the Smashing Pumpkins? What album would you recomend?
I'd start with Adore because it sort of wraps all of the signature elements of Pumpkins into one album. Plus it has To Sheila one of the most beautiful songs of the 90's.
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Adore is lovely, but also rather demanding on the listener. For that reason, I would recommend Siamese Dream, which is probably the most accessible of their albums (and an excellent one at that).
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Should I start listening to the Smashing Pumpkins? What album would you recomend?
Siamese Dream is the band at their peak, start there and go in this order:

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - great album, but too daunting for a first-timer. it's like telling someone to listen to The Wall over Dark Side first

Adore - the electronic craziness of the late '90s

Gish - the grungetastic debut

Machina I: The Machines of God - the last official Pumpkins release, there are some very good songs on here (Raindrops and Sunshowers, Wound...) and a few classics (Age of Innocence, Stand Inside Your Love), but it's lukewarm overall.

Then look for Machina II, it's kind of hard.
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Siamese Dream is the band at their peak, start there and go in this order:

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - great album, but too daunting for a first-timer. it's like telling someone to listen to The Wall over Dark Side first

Adore - the electronic craziness of the late '90s

Gish - the grungetastic debut

Machina I: The Machines of God - the last official Pumpkins release, there are some very good songs on here (Raindrops and Sunshowers, Wound...) and a few classics (Age of Innocence, Stand Inside Your Love), but it's lukewarm overall.

Then look for Machina II, it's kind of hard.
Pretty much what he said.

"For Martha" off of Adore might be my favorite Pumpkins song, though.

"If you have to go, don't say goodbye.."
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Pretty much what he said.

"For Martha" off of Adore might be my favorite Pumpkins song, though.

"If you have to go, don't say goodbye.."
Good call on that one, it's tied with Perfect (1979's little sister) as my favorite off of Adore.

How about Mayonaise off of Siamese Dream? That's their best song no one's heard of.
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Good call on that one, it's tied with Perfect (1979's little sister) as my favorite off of Adore.

How about Mayonaise off of Siamese Dream? That's their best song no one's heard of.
Oh God, Mayonaise is definitely up there as well. Definitely my favorite off of Siamese Dream, at least.

And I'm not even sure I could quickly count off all the little gems on Mellon Collie. Besides the obvious hits like 1979 and Tonight, Tonight, a lot of the album tracks on there are really great. Porcelina of the Vast Oceans is an experience.
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I don't understand how they can sell this as the Pumpkins reuniting when half the band aren't even involved. How is this any different from Axl taking a bunch of people that had fuck all to do with the original GnR and calling it GnR(other than that the new SP has a chance of being enjoyable anyway while the new GnR does not)?
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Because Axl sucks
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These guys sound like a much better version of Nirvana.
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:42 PM   #25
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Adore =

"Daphne Descends" and "Once Upon a Time" are such overlooked gems.
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I'd start with Mellon Collie over Siamese Dream; if you like radio friendly. They were a VERY good singles band too, so seriously you could start with their greatest hits and go from there.

Essential Tracks:

Singles Soundtrack: Drown
Siamese Dream:
Cherub Rock
Today
Disarm
Rocket
Mayonaise
Piscese Escariot: Landslide
Mellon Collie:
Bullet With Butterfly Wings
1979
Tonight, Tonight
Zero
Thrirty Three
Galapagos
An Ode To No One
Here Is No Why
Adore: Perfect
Machina: Stand Inside Your Love

Which is pretty much the greatest hits I guess.
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I don't understand how they can sell this as the Pumpkins reuniting when half the band aren't even involved. How is this any different from Axl taking a bunch of people that had fuck all to do with the original GnR and calling it GnR(other than that the new SP has a chance of being enjoyable anyway while the new GnR does not)?
Because like Trent Reznor is to Nine Inch Nails, Billy Corgan is Smashing Pumpkins. He even plays all (most) of the instruments on their albums; though Mellon Collie may be an exception.
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OFFICIAL album artwork is at www.smashingpumpkins.com. It's cooler than that other crap.
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Adore: Perfect
That's a criminal "list" for Adore. Try this:
To Sheila
Ava Adore
Perfect
Daphne Descends
Appels & Oranjes
Shame
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Add these for Machina as well:
Try, Try, Try
Everlasting Gaze
Raindrops + Sunshowers
Wound
Age Of Innocence
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Yeah, Adore may be my favorite. I like your list, Screwtape.
Machina is underrated, too. Raindrops + Sunshowers is one of their best songs. And Age of Innocence
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