The Smashing Pumpkins
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4.0
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Review

by ArseCrack USER (4 Reviews)
May 5th, 2005 | 13 replies | 2,810 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist


1 of 1 thought this review was well written

This album is an awsome example of a great debut for a great band. The Pumpkins collide sonic musical fusion like no other in their time. This album blends together genres of grunge, power pop, metal, and shoegazer to create a superb collection of songs. The following are the track listings then i will reveiw each track.
1. I Am One
2. Siva
3. Rhinoceros
4. Bury Me
5. Crush
6. Suffer
7. Snail
8. Tristessa
9. Window Paine
10. Daydream

I Am One
This song is a great way to start the album. It has a hard rock feel to it, once it gets going, and is fast moving. I love the solos in this song and once you start getting into its high energy you wont want it to end.

Siva
Once you have been numed by the ferocity of I Am One, the song Siva starts. Equally as fast and hard as its predessesor, this song starts with a heavy distortion intro which carries on into the song. This song is also riddled with amazing flashes of guitar skills from James Iha wich make the song even better.

Rhinoceros
After two fast moving tracks the album takes a turn and this song starts slow and melodic, with a dream pop feel to it. If you want to hear more guitar solos you'll have to wait a while for this song to get going but if you like quiet intros lasting half the song this a good track :)

Bury Me
I can't say ive listened to this song too much but i give it a thumbs up anyway because it has a really cool bass line and is really energetic :)

Crush
This has to be one of my favourite tracks on the album. Its a soft song not a fast one but its still really cool and relaxed. Its acoustic but some wierd distortion in the background and lyrically, think this is one of the best tracks on the album.

Suffer
I found that that this song is rather similar to Crush. Though this has more of a dismal fel to it. Still an alright song just probably the weakest on the album. :|

Snail
I have one thng to say about this song-AWSOME. Ok, ill say more. This song starts quietly and then gets rocking and dose so from start to finish. (with a few quiet bits here and there) I think this is the album highlight but youll have to hear for yourself. :>

Tristessa
This song is similar to I Am One-thats my opinion anyway.

Window Paine
This song is good but can get kinda tiring the way it goes on and on. Its still a good song

Daydream
Final track on the cd. Its an odd song-firstly, the bassist, D'arcy Wretzkey dose lead vocals on the acoustic part of the song, and she sings in quite a cool, consistant way. Then there is a break, and Billy Corgan just had to stick his nose in and add another bit to the song where he is repeatedly saying he is going crazy.

This is a really cool album, and i hope my review has made someone want to go and buy it.


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Dancin' Man
May 5th 2005



719 Comments


Ehhh.... not a 4/5 IMO. More like a 3/5. THeir later work was much better I think. Adore and Siamese Dream blow this out of the water.

Bukowski
May 5th 2005



45 Comments


^This guy speaks the truth

This is still a good album though. Nice review.

Med57
Moderator
May 5th 2005



1001 Comments


I agree with Fast Fingers...not a bad album, but not a very good one either, and one they easily surpassed with a lot of their albums after this.

El Covert
May 5th 2005



1 Comments


I think siamese dream ties this in terms of the pumpkins best album -- this album definately has the most balls -- the fusion of james and billy's guitar solo's in 'i am one' is unstopable -- two forces just play off of each other and im not sure rock's had a more unstopable duo

br3ad_man
Emeritus
May 6th 2005



2125 Comments


You guys are crazy. 4/5

ArseCrack
May 7th 2005



13 Comments


i have to agree with br3ad man, nothing can change my decision on this album's rating. I don't know why some people disagree with me though. They change their style to a more electronic sound after the release of MCIS, and i think this is truly them

br3ad_man
Emeritus
May 7th 2005



2125 Comments


I liked it when they experimented more on MCIS especially, but they do this sound so well/

Radiobass81
May 7th 2005



23 Comments


I'll have to give this a listen. I only have Siamese Dream and MCATIS

Gish
June 27th 2005



16 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This is definitely in my top 3 albums of all time, i love snail, rhinocerus and window paine so much.

ArseCrack
August 1st 2005



13 Comments


MCIS is a wierd mix, i prefer the more straight forward stick to one genre kinda albums but MCIS is a great album tho

Two-Headed Boy
December 27th 2005



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

genius.

Wanker
December 28th 2005



139 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Window Paine is a great tune. Along with Bury Me, Crush and their singles. Can't think of a weak track off the top of my head.

Kyle
January 22nd 2006



667 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is one of my favorite Pumpkins albums, Snail is a great song. I don't think this album gets enough love.



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