Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ride On

The Smashing Pumpkins-- Oceania
I am shockingly not as disappointed in Oceania as I thought I'd be.  The first track ("Quasar") is six kinds of grungy, dirty 90's-style Pumpkins rock--stupid lyrics included.  And I liked it--quite a bit in fact.  But there are only one or two other songs I could get behind, and the album as a whole was quickly overwhelmed by Billy Corgan's lyrical pretension and whiny love songs. It's still better than Zeitgeist, though--and Machina for that matter.  
(But I'd like to add that I'm kinda creeped out by the new line-up's physical resemblance to the band circa 1995.)

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