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Member Name: autumnleaf
Adore - Smashing Pumpkins
Advantages: Some wonderful music
Disadvantages: Missing that bit of heavy edge
Adore was a brave shift in a new direction for Smashing Pumkins, one that was met with a lot of criticism from some fans who were sad to see the heavier songs disappear for this album.
I must admit, this took me by surprise a bit at the time and am glad that this isn't a theme that The Smashing Pumpkins decided to stick with for their subsequent albums. But having said that, this album serves its own purpose and for the most part, is beautiful.
The typical tear-jerker type songs that The Smashing Pumpkins have been famous for are much more at the forefront on this album. There is also much more of an emphasize on keyboards and other forms of synthesised music and I think that they have really created something truly unique with this album.
Don't go expecting to bop your head along to this album like you might do Simaese Dream, but do expect to be taken on a fantastical musical journey, exploring many different themes, whatever your view is on this album, it is pretty undeniable that the workmanship that has gone into the music here is second to none.
Summary: A much more serene SP album that has its own place