The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream Review

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The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream


General Information

Original Author: JVM

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins

Album: Siamese Dream

Genre: Alternative Rock

Label: Virgin Records

Length: 1 Hour exactly

Track Listing

1. Cherub Rock (4:58)
2. Quiet (3:41)
3. Today (3:19)
4. Hummer (6:57)
5. Rocket (4:06)
6. Disarm (3:17)
7. Soma (6:39)
8. Geek U.S.A. (5:13)
9. Mayonaise (5:49)
10. Spaceboy (4:28)
11. Silverfuck (8:43)
12. Sweet Sweet (1:38)
13. Luna (3:20)

Released roughly 2 years after their debut into the music world with Gish, The Smashing Pumpkins were not in an easy state of mind. In fact, tensions had probably never been higher since the band formed in '88. Frontman Billy Corgan himself had stated that if the album was not successful, it would mean the end of the Pumpkins. Instead, everything turned out perfectly and the album went multi platinum and became one of the Pumpkins defining moments.


10/10. The Pumpkins have perfected their sound on this album. Full of amazing guitar solos, heavy riffs, soft acoustic parts, and dreamy soundscapes. It's not over produced or under produced (as far as the Pumpkins go, anyway, who may have upwards of 20 guitar tracks on a single song).


8/10. Corgan has perfected his style by this point, and while he's probably not the absolute best lyricist of all time, he does what he does exceptionally well. He doesn't sound like anyone else.


9/10. Throughout the course of the album, we encounter heavy riffs, angry and personal lyrics, and sonic wonderlands. It's the Pumpkins at both their heaviest, and their softest. Is it their best album? Personally, I would say yes, followed closely by Mellon Collie, the band's next album. One of my favorite albums.