Siamese Dream (CD)


The Smashing Pumpkins

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Brad 11/18/2012

The Smashing Pumpkins had released Gish in 1991. But it was Siamese Dream that really broke this band. This album was unavoidable in 1993 & 1994. It was released in July of 1993. This was most certainly the best selling album on my list of 1993. It was sort of my Nevermind of this year. I couldn't leave it off this list. Smashing Pumpkins went on to release many albums over the years. But I sort of lost interest after Melon Collie & The Infinite Sadness was released in 1995. But from 1991 to 1996 I was a big fan of this band. Siamese Dream featured "Cherub Rock," "Today," "Rocket," "Disarm," "Soma,"  "Mayonaise" "Spaceboy" & "Luna." It really is crazy to think how many great songs were on this album. Today was probably my favorite of the big singles. But I can really listen to "Mayonaise" and "Luna" over and over again. Billy Corgan was obviously the man behind Smashing Pumpkins and this album. But he could not have put this album together without James Iha, Jimmy Chamberlain & D'arcy Wretzky. Smashing Pumpkins was one of those bands that you either loved or hated. This album somehow combined all the things I liked from shoegaze, dreampop and grunge. It was the perfect album for 1993. This was the bands best album by far. They would never create anything that would come close to Siamese Dream.

 

This album featured in Brad’s Best Albums of 1993 blog.


Joanna Ricco 05/26/2010

Smashing Pumpkins’ 1993 album Siamese Dream is a melancholy album that shows the sub-categorization of grunge coming into effect. Arty, fuzzy and intellectual, yes, but melancholy beneath everything, as the band teetered on the edge of disaster with drummer Jimmy Chamberlain’s heroin addiction and singer Billy Corgan’s depression. Somehow, against long odds, the Corgan and Butch Vig-produced album was exactly the follow-up to Gish that launched them into stardom. It’s a big drum sound all the way. “Today” was the breakthrough song of the release, with the surreal ice cream truck video, while “Cherub Rock,” “Disarm,” and “Rocket” all became hits. Many Pumpkins’ fans consider Siamese Dream the definitive album.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Cherub Rock
The Smashing Pumpkins 04:58
2.
Quiet
The Smashing Pumpkins 03:41
3.
Today
The Smashing Pumpkins 03:19
4.
Hummer
The Smashing Pumpkins 06:57
5.
Rocket
The Smashing Pumpkins 04:06
6.
Disarm
The Smashing Pumpkins 03:17
7.
Soma
The Smashing Pumpkins 06:39
8.
Geek U.S.A.
The Smashing Pumpkins 05:13
9.
Mayonaise
The Smashing Pumpkins 05:49
10.
Spaceboy
The Smashing Pumpkins 04:28
11.
Silverfuck
The Smashing Pumpkins 08:43
12.
Sweet Sweet
The Smashing Pumpkins 01:38
13.
Luna
The Smashing Pumpkins 03:20

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