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Siamese Dream > OK Computer > Gish > The Bends > Hail To The Thief
If Radiohead were to post a single word on their website, millions of over excitable fanboys dribble everywhere about the prospect of a new album. Most Smashing Pumpkin fans probably don't even realise this album is coming out next week.
before giving in and going back to proper records.
Or something like that
but it's certainly not free
he has seemed to have a chip on his shoulder for awhile about rock music and 'alternative' music even though the terms a pretty meaningless in this fragmented day and age
still pretty bad though
but whatever the opener is called.
It's not chock-a-block with amazing tunes, but at least the production/mix/mastering isn't terrible like the last album.
Truth be told, what I really want is for Corgan to take the 3 or 4 solid tracks from Zeitgeist, plus the 3 or 4 solid songs from the Teargarden EPs and up to 3 or 4 standout tracks from this album, and then re-record, mix and master the lot of them, in the style of Gish/Siamese Dream. Then we'd have a cracking album, I reckon.
Which they may or may not enjoy.
But, speaking on behalf of "alt" audiences everywhere: this new album is mediocre at best. 5/10
Which makes me sad. Cos I love Adore and Gish (9/10)! (more than Siamese Dream and MellonCollie). But this new album...meh.
till I put on Adore just now...it's all coming back to me. :) My God! what a great record. I stand by the above.
anyone still talks to billy corgan. knobheaded tool. band always sucked.