The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream


3.5
great

Review

by Chris Jackson USER (177 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2006 | 11 replies | 5,139 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream is a combination of distored guitar fuzz, nasily vocals, and some psychadelic influences. It's been classified as a grunge album and while I agree with this I won't make any comparisons to any other grunge bands. The album kicks off with Cherub Rock, a hard hitting, fuzzy riff based rocker. Rocket Geek U.S.A and Quiet are also heavier tracks, featuring quick paced guitar distortion, pounding drum beats, and Corgan wailing at his finest. Siamese Dream also moves into more dreamier and psychadelic territory. Luna closes off the album as a trippy ballad, and the eight minute Silver*** where's out its welcome with it's slow and lenghty breakdown section. Sweet Sweet is another dreamy tune, with a clean and strange sounding electric guitar. Disarm and [iMayonaise[/i] provide some nice rock/pop moments and everything settles out well. The only problem I have is that Corgans wailing gets tiring after a while, and sometimes the Pumpkins just don't know when to stop (hint hint: Soma and Silver***. While the Smashing Pumpkins create a great album in Siamse Dream it is far from a classic album and overshadowes the bands debut album which is superior to this.

Favorite Tracks:
-Quiet
-Hummer
-Mayonaise



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Two-Headed Boy
June 26th 2006



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Mayonaise is probably my favorite song of all time. Hummer comes close.

pulseczar
June 26th 2006



2385 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Best album ever? Yes sir.

Two-Headed Boy
June 26th 2006



4527 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Zebra hates everything. 'Nuff said.

f_u_c_t
June 26th 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Wow, despite that being one of the shortest overall reviews I have ever read, you did a good job of summing it up. But it wouldn't be as short w/ some background history of course.
Still I think its a bit closer to classic then what you'd think.

Zebra
Moderator
June 26th 2006



2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[quote=AV8RS]Zebra hates everything. 'Nuff said.[/quote] Wrong, I just don't hand out five star ratings to albums that don't deserve them.

The Door Mouse
June 26th 2006



2092 Comments


my recomended tracks:
Hummer
Rocket
Cherub Rock
Disarm
btw u messed up with the itallic mayonaiseThis Message Edited On 06.26.06

Electric City
Staff Reviewer
February 26th 2007



15732 Comments


This review is correct.

Quiet is one of the best off of this.

Yazz_Flute
November 25th 2007



18770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is a good album to be emo too. Mayonaise actually brought tears to my eyes...I can't remember the last time i cried honestly.

Weird, i guess this album just fits my life well. Genius work.

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rockfan123
March 30th 2008



344 Comments


good sound off


KILL
March 11th 2009



71454 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good sound off

lol

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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 21st 2010



15016 Comments


Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream is a combination of distored guitar fuzz, nasily vocals, and some psychadelic influences. It's been classified as a grunge album and while I agree with this I won't make any comparisons to any other grunge bands. The album kicks off with Cherub Rock, a hard hitting, fuzzy riff based rocker. Rocket Geek U.S.A and Quiet are also heavier tracks, featuring quick paced guitar distortion, pounding drum beats, and Corgan wailing at his finest. Siamese Dream also moves into more dreamier and psychadelic territory. Luna closes off the album as a trippy ballad, and the eight minute Silver*** where's out its welcome with it's slow and lenghty breakdown section. Sweet Sweet is another dreamy tune, with a clean and strange sounding electric guitar. Disarm and [iMayonaise[/i] provide some nice rock/pop moments and everything settles out well. The only problem I have is that Corgans wailing gets tiring after a while, and sometimes the Pumpkins just don't know when to stop (hint hint: Soma and Silver***. While the Smashing Pumpkins create a great album in Siamse Dream it is far from a classic album and overshadowes the bands debut album which is superior to this.

Favorite Tracks:
-Quiet
-Hummer
-Mayonaise



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