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 SMASHING PUMPKINS - MELLON COLLIE & INFINITE SADNESS
Released:1/11/1995
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SMASHING PUMPKINS - MELLON COLLIE & INFINITE SADNESS

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Format: Compact Disc/EP/Single
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For all the criticisms levied on head Pumpkin Billy Corgan, one thing he can't be accused of is being narrow in his artistic vision. On the breakthrough SIAMESE DREAM, he and co-producer Butch Vig built a landscape of layered, corrosive guitars that shimmered brighter with each additional glance. On MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS, Corgan turns his eye to the dreariness of modern existence and comes up with a broad alterna-rock opus that plays out like an offspring of Roger Waters and Kurt Cobain--verbose and angst-ridden, bleak in its view, cathartic in nature.
With its two distinctly titled song-cycles and overture-like title track, there is no doubt that MELLON COLLIE is meant to be approached as a concept album, and Corgan's lyrical musings only reiterate the point. The songs explore alienation in the physical and spiritual worlds, generally concluding that it can seldom be overcome. Only the early "Tonight, Tonight" offers a glimmer of hope ("believe that life can change, that you're not stuck in vain"), on the wings of a soaring, string-laden production. Far more constant are spiritually depleting images of "the world [as a] vampire, sent to drain" ("Bullet With Butterfly Wings"), of love as "suicide" ("Bodies'") and of heaven's unresponsiveness ("Zero").
The constant din of guitars that illuminated GISH and SIAMESE DREAM has been replaced with a varied sonic palette that reflects MELLON COLLIE's operatic nature. Piano interludes connect the opening title track and the closing "Farewell And Goodnight"; harps, harpsichords and other heavenly sounds trim "Cupid De Locke"; synthetic, Cars-like drums and a general faux-New Wave feel spur on "1979"; and "X.Y.U". explodes with distorted guitar wallops and yelped vocals that scream post-modern confusion. The 28 tracks are as motley and disconcerting as the world they describe, and MELLON COLLIE is a dispiriting glimpse from the eyes of a man whose last vestiges of hope seem lost.

Track Listings
Discs 1
1)Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
2)Tonight Tonight
3)Jellybelly
4)Zero
5)Here Is No Why
6)Bullet With Butterfly Wings
7)To Forgive
8)Fuck You (An Ode To No One)
9)Love
10)Cupid De Locke
11)Galapogos
12)Muzzle
13)Porcelina Of The Vast Oceans
14)Take Me Down

Discs 2
1)Where Boys Fear To Tread
2)Bodies
3)Thirty Three
4)In The Arms Of Sleep
5)1979
6)Tales Of A Scorched Earth
7)Thru The Eyes Of Ruby
8)Stumbleine
9)XYU
10)We Only Come Out At Night
11)Beautiful
12)Lily (My One And Only)
13)By Starlight
14)Farewell And Goodnight

Categories
  • Rock/Pop

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