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Machina / The Machines Of God - Smashing Pumpkins
Date: 02/07/00, updated on 02/07/00 (25 review reads)
Advantages: The best alt.rock group ever regain their rock sound
Disadvantages: Bit self indulgent. No real standout tracks. The band are splitting :-(
A most welcome return for Billy Corgan and co. After Adore which broke off from the Pumpkins’ rock stance into more electronically influenced music, The Smashing Pumpkins are back again with an amazing album packed with rock. The song titles are as ornate as they were before and the music sounds fantastic. The album doesn’t gently glide you in, it throws you into the frenzy straight away with the magnificent Everlasting Gaze, a powerful, surging song. Stand Inside Your Love, the first single from the album is a great track and was a good choice of release. The heavier tracks on the album are, I feel, the best, although the softer ones are very touching. The close to ten minute Glass And The Ghost Children, might wander on a little too much, but the rest of the album is first rate. It stands I feel, a little below Mellon Collie and Siamese Dream, as it doesn’t quite have the standout tracks that they both did, but nonetheless it is a spectacularly good album. Fans of the Pumpkins will love it, and newbies will find it very much to their liking. Billy Corgan said that rock was dead, he knew that it could be resurrected.