The Smashing Pumpkins' double LP

2020-09-20 by StrizzMatik | 66 Comments
The Smashing Pumpkins have formally announced the impending release of their 11th LP, titled CYR, a double-LP release with 20 tracks, to be released on Sumerian Records, November 27th, 2020. The double album is the band's second since reforming with founding members Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha. The band have already released the title track and "The Colour Of Love" as singles, now accompanied by a a five-part animated series to be released by Billy Corgan called In Ashes. The series is animated by Deep Sky. The first two episodes, as well as music from CYR, arrive on September 25. The tracklisting, trailer for In Ashes and singles are below. The band last released 2018's Shiny And Oh So Bright, Vol. 1/LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.

01 The Colour of Love
02 Confessions of a Dopamine Addict
03 Cyr
04 Dulcet in E
05 Wrath
06 Ramona
07 Anno Satana
08 Birch Grove
09 Wyttch
10 Starrcraft
11 Purple Blood
12 Save Your Tears
13 Telegenix
14 Black Forest, Black Hills
15 Adrennalynne
16 Haunted
17 The Hidden Sun
18 Schaudenfreud
19 Tyger, Tyger
20 Minerva

In Ashes trailer



"The Colour Of Love"





"Cyr"



"Wrath"



"Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict"



"Birch Grove"



"Anno Satana"


Tagged: The Smashing Pumpkins

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rodrigo90
September 20th 2020
6439 Comments


Count me in.

ExtinguishingTheSun
September 20th 2020
330 Comments


20 new SP songs sounds like hell at this point

wildinferno2010
September 20th 2020
1082 Comments


An animated series? Interesting. I hope it's good.

Enjoying the colour of love.


MercySeat
September 20th 2020
324 Comments


I guess you can never accuse these guys of being lazy. Unfortunately I just don't think I'll have the stamina to make it through this

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Egarran
September 20th 2020
18587 Comments


That's some good track titles

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hel9000
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2020
754 Comments


Would love if this was decent. I guess he’s going to be tying this in to the Machina reissue, seeing as how he’s revisiting the animated series idea. Could be cool!

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bigguytoo9
September 20th 2020
853 Comments


Double the albums, Double the songs, Double the ego.

claygurnz
September 20th 2020
6012 Comments


Lol a double album at this stage of their career? Billy really don't give a fuck.

madrigal30
September 20th 2020
1071 Comments


holy fuck this aint good

StrizzMatik
September 20th 2020
3954 Comments


Supremely concerned that they seem to be going hard into this electro-pop sound, the whole album better not sound like this

ArsMoriendi
September 20th 2020
31525 Comments


I think I'm gonna pass on this album... and I've heard all Pumpkins albums up to this point :/

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someone
September 20th 2020
1077 Comments


if you've heard all Pumpkins at this point, you have all the right and all the reason to skip this one

spanndrew58
September 20th 2020
148 Comments


I’m into it

MenosDelScorcho924
September 20th 2020
11 Comments


I'll listen. Why not. Mellon Collie is my favorite album of all time. Not sure about that electro-pop sound either, but I'll stream it.

botb
September 20th 2020
14090 Comments


I came for the Alex Jones lyrics I’m staying for the memes

Flugmorph
September 20th 2020
23292 Comments


songs are decent

GhostB1rd
September 20th 2020
7093 Comments


Sumerian lmao

GhostB1rd
September 20th 2020
7093 Comments


Such a shame that the art deco opulence album art for the last LP wasn't on something with fittingly grand music.

Flugmorph
September 20th 2020
23292 Comments


yeah sumerian is a bit of an oddball lol

naughtcturnal
September 20th 2020
1623 Comments


gonna be another trainwreck

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neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2020
20471 Comments


20 SP songs means better chances that a few of them will be great

hel9000
Contributing Reviewer
September 20th 2020
754 Comments


That’s how I’m looking at it too neek. Every album since the breakup has had some worthwhile stuff on it imo. I think he’s still capable of surprising, even if Cotillions was wildly uneven and overlong it had a few of his best tracks in a decade-plus imo

StonedManatee
September 21st 2020
262 Comments


This isn't 1995, Billy Corgan...

SowingSeason
Moderator
September 21st 2020
36101 Comments


Not sure what it says about me but I liked all 3 of these songs

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Storm In A Teacup
September 21st 2020
30766 Comments


Oh god this is current news. Retire already you little weirdo.

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Storm In A Teacup
September 21st 2020
30766 Comments


"Not sure what it says about me but I liked all 3 of these songs"

Nothing that hasn't already been said babe

Squiggly
September 21st 2020
22 Comments


Think I'll pass. 20 tracks? No way buddy.

Storm In A Teacup
September 21st 2020
30766 Comments


I'm not surprised. It is Billy Corgan after all. Poor guy.

naughtcturnal
September 21st 2020
1623 Comments


u little weirdo [2]

oWhoadYo
September 21st 2020
2349 Comments


Billy has wanted an animated series with his music for quite some time now. God dammit. Well, I'm gonna watch it and it will most likely be torture. I also bought the limited edition purple double vinyl on their website yesterday, because i am a glutton for disappointment and sorrow

KevinKC
September 21st 2020
907 Comments


Minerva is the song that made me discover Deftones.

naughtcturnal
September 21st 2020
1623 Comments


wonder if side b is djent

GhostB1rd
September 21st 2020
7093 Comments


Please god let it be.

Storm In A Teacup
September 21st 2020
30766 Comments


Side B will mostly be promoting his wrestling company and conspiracy theories.

chemicalmarriage
September 21st 2020
3232 Comments


"20 SP songs means better chances that a few of them will be great"

My thoughts exactly

Storm In A Teacup
September 21st 2020
30766 Comments


In theory it would be awesome if every band had 20 songs for their new album. I remember when Biffy did it that was some major fun hype

WhiteNoise
September 21st 2020
3720 Comments


They haven’t had a good record in 20 years but they’re going to release a double album anyway.

Okay.

Faraudo
September 21st 2020
3832 Comments


02 Confessions of a Dopamine Addict


Jesus christ lmao.

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Pajolero
September 21st 2020
1121 Comments


I love SP, but I can't imagine sitting through 20 tracks of new material from them.

Also does anyone else find it really annoying when a band does a "Part 1" of something they seemingly have no intention of releasing a "Part 2" of?

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
September 21st 2020
15165 Comments


yeah congleton w e ‘ r e w a i t i n g

withateethuh
September 21st 2020
370 Comments


If anything I don't think billy is getting enough dopamine

SymbolicInTime
September 21st 2020
6659 Comments


They couldn't pull off a double LP in their heyday lmao bet this'll be great

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2020
20471 Comments


"Also does anyone else find it really annoying when a band does a "Part 1" of something they seemingly have no intention of releasing a "Part 2" of?"
90% of their discog is Billy not following through on his plans

Pikazilla
September 21st 2020
12915 Comments


"They haven’t had a good record in 20 years but they’re going to release a double album anyway.

Okay."

This, hard.

TheNewWhack
September 22nd 2020
1606 Comments


Love the ambition, hate the songs. This is not my lover, this is zero.

joesmoe4000
September 22nd 2020
662 Comments


"They haven’t had a good record in 20 years but they’re going to release a double album anyway.

Okay." [3]

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
September 22nd 2020
20471 Comments


also, the artwork with these announcements is similar to the last album so I'm guessing he's gonna say this is Vol. 2/3 at some point

SCREAMorphine
September 22nd 2020
1848 Comments


Can't wait for this
The first 2 tracks were fantastic

evilford
September 22nd 2020
45771 Comments


anotha one

MyNameIsPencil
September 23rd 2020
5516 Comments


if I was Billy Corgan I would buy an assortment of silly wigs and rotate them in and out as I release different albums

shitposts aside cyr has me excited for this at least

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Storm In A Teacup
September 23rd 2020
30766 Comments


just bothered listening to Cyr and oh wow it's actually pretty good. if it were to grow on me i would probably love it.

Storm In A Teacup
September 23rd 2020
30766 Comments


oh colour of love is awful that makes more sense :'(

Storm In A Teacup
September 23rd 2020
30766 Comments


but damn that Cyr is fucking good on a second listen! it will grow on me for sure

SmallMess
September 23rd 2020
47 Comments


Billy Corgan thinks he's 00's Britney Spears.
I never thought this would be a good thing. Live and learn.

claygurnz
September 23rd 2020
6012 Comments


Lol the music video for CYR is so cringey

Storm In A Teacup
September 23rd 2020
30766 Comments


yeah that's the worst thing about Cyr. When Billy's vocals first come on whether or not i'm watching the video that's cringe. and a couple more vocal moments are cringe. i can't decide if the chorus is only half completed or not but it's just enough to hook me. His ego and talent obviously outweighs his skill.

StrizzMatik
September 25th 2020
3954 Comments


"Confessions Of A Dopamine Addict" https://youtu.be/0BFKJ8xDHCA
"Wrath" https://youtu.be/R-yos6keKvQ

Leave it to Billy Fucking Corgan to get James Iha and one of the best drummers in the world in Jimmy Chamberlin back into the fold just in time to start writing songs with sampled drums and no guitars, smfh. A double album of synth pop? Wtf is he thinking?

claygurnz
September 25th 2020
6012 Comments


lol can't wait to slap a 1 on this and go back to listening to Siamese and Mellon Collie.

StrizzMatik
September 25th 2020
3954 Comments


Compositionally the songs are solid, but this just isn't a good sound for them, it's like he's doing current musical trends through the SP filter, which is interesting but not at all playing to what they do best - turning up and kicking it into Big Damn Rock Band. This feels more like a WPC / solo project with the Pumpkins name than anything else they've done since Zeitgeist imo

Storm In A Teacup
September 26th 2020
30766 Comments


Billy would fuckin put Bohemian Grove in one of his videos lmao...on the plus side Confessions of a Dopamine Addict is one million times better than the title suggests.

oWhoadYo
September 26th 2020
2349 Comments


the two newest songs are..... pretty fucking boring. I honestly do not want to listen to them again, at all. Yuck, even worse than the first two, which I didn't see coming

I'm never one to be like 'wHEre ArE ThE GUitArS?!?" but for real, wtf. You've got Jimmy, Jeff, James and Billy altogether. God dammit, rock a little bit. An entire double album of new-wave synth pop shit? Jesus Christ. And it'd be fine if it was good or felt inspired at all. It just feels bloated and forced. It is almost as if Billy sat down and decided to make this record just because he knows that nobody wants this type of music from the Pumpkins. It feels like a big dumb 'fuck you'. Inversely, it could also be that Billy is indeed trying to write good music that people will like, and just failing miserably to seem relevant and up-to-date

hel9000
Contributing Reviewer
September 26th 2020
754 Comments


I’m holding out hope each of the four sides explores a different style (all four songs have been from Side A). Billy said that many different styles, familiar and new to SP will featured on Cyr. Not that it really matters if the songs are crappy but I wouldn’t expect the whole album to sound like this.

StrizzMatik
September 27th 2020
3954 Comments


^^ this seems likely. He can't be THAT dumb to force this style into a double LP.

StrizzMatik
October 10th 2020
3954 Comments


New videos / songs added to OP

It's just... eh. Song-wise, the new stuff is ok. Billy can still write great hooks, and they're probably better than anything in Shiny Vol.1 and Monuments at least. But sonically and musically, it's really boring, generic and lacking imo... and the modern electro-pop sound really doesn't bring out the band's strengths at all. Jimmy Chamberlain is way too good of a fucking drummer to be boxed into these shitty programmed beats and what was the point of bringing back James Iha and having two other killer guitarists in the band when there's barely any guitar on any of these new songs? Hoping the rumors that the album is going to be broken up into different sounds and genres is true and we're not going to get a whole fucking album of Billy turning Smashing Pumpkins into a Depeche Mode cover band, otherwise BC has lost the fucking plot imo

hel9000
Contributing Reviewer
October 10th 2020
754 Comments


Pretty much Strizz. I’m a pretty big SP apologist but at this point I’m dreading this album. All the singles released since the first two might as well be the same song as far as I’m concerned. They’re pleasant I guess (when I’m feeling generous) but there’s just no edge at all.

StrizzMatik
October 10th 2020
3954 Comments


Few of them are growers to be sure there is stuff going on there and it's a bit more inspired than his usual but they really need to turn up and remind people why they're one of the best damn rock bands ever



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