Smashing Pumpkins – “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” (1995)

December 13, 2010 at 2:42 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

Jim Derogatis’ Nov. 30, 1995 review from Rolling Stone…

When Smashing Pumpkins leader Billy Corgan boasted that he would follow the triple-platinum Siamese Dream with a sprawling double album that would be The Wall for Generation X, the assumption was that he would make a concept album like Roger Waters’ rock opera about the lack of communication and love in modern society. But the 28 songs on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness aren’t linked by a libretto. They’re only connected conceptually through the broad theme of being part of a day in the life of a typical, alienated teen. (The two discs are designated as “Dawn to Dusk” and “Twilight to Starlight,” and the time frames in the songs roughly correspond to the passing of the day.) Maybe Corgan meant that he wanted Mellon Collie to be a lush, diverse soundscape that would be as state of the art for 1995 as Pink Floyd’s album was for 1979. Read the rest of this entry »

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