I've never entirely understood what people off of this one, except maybe its length and its experimentation. This is a very solid record that would be a 3 without the triumphant return of Jimmy Chamberlin.
While slightly more interesting than Adore, Machina is nevertheless an inconsistent affair. The main problem lies in the second third of the album, it's pretty much useless. Recommended only for serious fans of the band.
An overlong musical mess. Corgan puts all his heart into a meandering and cold project that seems to have no dynamic changes or signature Pumpkins flair. It makes one wish for the old days. The Smashing Pumpkins' weakest album for sure.
This album is a serious letdown. With the amazing opening track, and great second and third, I was really expecting to enjoy this. Well, I've listened to the album twice, and still nothing has ever stood out to me besides the aforementioned tracks. But with fifteen songs on the album, you'd really hope for more than three noticeable songs. I'll will try this again, I really want to like it, as I have the bands other work, but I'll have to wait till I have the patience to try it again.
all you smashing pumpkin haters can go fuck yourselves! and for the writer...youre a complete idiot...almost EVERY single song on here is AMAZING giving it enough for a perfect 5! you need to go back to your office and rethink your inks cause youre not qualified enough to be a Smashing Pumpkins critic youre a complete failure as a writer and should be permanently terminated FOREVER! Glass and the Ghost Children is an incredible song and has the best drum sounds EVER! Wound is the best lyrically written song on the album.... i of the mourning is great and so is try ,try, try they are ALL great songs so all you people who rated the album below a 4 dont know shit about good sounding music! Maybe you all should go back and listen to the album again and edit your comments. I dont give a fuck if they use synthesizers or even if they used their god darn mouths to make the instrument sounds....EVERYTHING fits together perfectly and NONE of the songs are bad even the imploding voice okay so BACK OFF!!! oh yea and with every light is BANGIN too mlbs!!!