Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Albums of Influence - Smashing Pumpkins' "Siamese Dream"

As of late, Smashing Pumpkins front-man Billy Corgan has kinda lost the plot... but at one time, some 18 years ago, the Smashing Pumpkins created something amazing.
Siamese Dream's production is so tight. I've never heard bass sit so well in a mix. I've never heard 40 layers of guitar turn out so dreamy and lush sounding. Songs start from a whisper, transmorph into hate-raged screaming, then gently descend back into soft, surrealistic dream pop.

Make sure to download this album for FREE now, then go out and buy "Gish". If you've got $22, go cop their double album "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness". At that point you'll have all the best Smashing Pumpkins music, before half the band quit, and the "The Billy Corgan Experience" went crazy.

Other good Smashing Pumpkin albums include "Gish", and "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness"