Thursday, December 20, 2012

Album 365: Day 71 - Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream

Favorite tracks: Cherub Rock, Rocket, Geek U.S.A
Sleeper tracks: Disarm, Luna

Another band that I refused to like early on.

I didn't pick this album up until 10 years ago.  I always liked "Cherub Rock" and "Rocket" but I wasn't the biggest Pumpkins fan.  I loved Jimmy Chamberlin's drumming but couldn't get past Corgan's persona.  There are some really good songs on this record.  The production is pretty cool (produced by Butch Vig, a college friend of my uncle.  More on that later in Album: 365).  Sometimes the guitars are a little too muddy and constricted but it works for the Pumpkins.  It actually became a signature sound of theirs.

This is probably my favorite Smashing Pumpkins album.

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