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Rotten Apples, Greatest Hits [CD]

Smashing Pumpkins Audio CD
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The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the 1990s, mostly thanks to the success of second and third albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. At the height of their fame they guest-starred in a memorable episode of The Simpsons.

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  • Audio CD (19 Nov 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005REPT
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Siva
2. Rhinoceros
3. Drown
4. Cherub Rock
5. Today
6. Disarm
7. Bullet with Butterfly Wings
8. 1979
9. Zero
10. Tonight, Tonight
11. Eye
12. Ava Adore
13. Perfect
14. The Everlasting Gaze
15. Stand Inside Your Love
16. Try,Try,Try
17. Real Love
18. Untitled

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The Smashing Pumpkins' greatest-hits album, Rotten Apples traces the band's evolution (or devolution, depending on your feelings about the band's radical sonic shift in the mid-1990s) from its early days to its status among the kings of alt rock. For fans of the Pumpkins' beginnings as a tripped-out indie/art-rock act, Apples opens with some of the band's strongest material. "Shiva" and "Rhinoceros" (from Gish, the Pumpkin's first album) seamlessly mixed dream pop with noisy Goth-rock as prime examples of the Pumpkins' early 1990s sound. Apples also showcases three stellar tracks ("Cherub Rock", "Today" and "Disarm") from Siamese Dream, the Pumpkins' breakthrough album. This disc makes the band's mid-90s' directional swing obvious, though, starting with "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" the aggressive alt rock/alt metal concoction released on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Fans of songs such as "Zero", "Tonight, Tonight" and "The Everlasting Gaze" will be happy to know that pretty much every cage rattling hit made it to this disc, along with the previously unreleased dream-pop track "Real Love" and an untitled new track (that sounds a lot like the Siamese Dream-era Pumpkins) to round out the mix. --Jennifer Maerz

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly smashing 22 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the greatest bands of the 90s, a mixture of dreamy pop and stark grungey metal, set against Billy Corgan's poem-like songwriting. And "The Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits" almost lives up to its name -- there are one or two songs that don't quite fit here, but most of them are indeed the "Greatest" that the band produced.
The songs are pretty much arranged in chronological order, starting off with the hard-rocker "Siva" and heading off into the mixture of hard rock/metal, and eerie dreampop, climaxing with the rich offerings from "Mellon Collie And the Infinite Sadness." With the songs of "Adore," there's an obvious shift in tone, becoming a bit more gothic and less rockish, only to swing back in the slow-burning songs from "Machina," their swan song.
Long after disbanding, the Smashing Pumpkins are still a towering presence in rock -- they debuted in the era of Nirvana, but with a very different kind of music. Their creative use of basic instruments and Billy Corgan's rich songwriting made them much more complex and deeper than almost all rock bands of the time. And "Greatest Hits" follows them through the band's entire lifetime -- from their surprisingly polished debut to the panoramic "Mellon Collie" to their gothic art-rock.
The songs included on "Greatest Hits" are not just the most commercially known, but also several of the best -- "Ava Adore," "Siva," "1979" and "Tonight Tonight." An additional track is stuck on, "Real Love," but somehow it just isn't up to the standards of the other songs. It's nice, but not up to the level of the "Greatest" Smashing Pumpkins songs.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This can only be summed up in one way: genius! Everyone, whether a Pumpkins fan or not, knows of their intense songs and original stylings, and this greatest hits compilation shows of all of their best pieces. Rotten Apples, the first cd, would have been fine on its own. It has all of their best songs, including classics like Bullet With Butterfly Wings and Today, along with the smashing (no pun intended) final single, Untitled. So, alone Rotten Apples is truely stunning. But then you get to the second disc: Judas O. This is a collection of the best B-Sides that they have ever made and is a perfect addition to an already perfect greatest hits album!!! Buy Buy Buy!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great compilation 23 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
Devoted Pumpkins fans are likely to say that their favourite songs Corgan has penned are those that stayed well out of the limelight. Though I agree with this, this does not diminish the sheer quality of this album, a collection of their singles and other highlights.
Bringing together classics from the psychedelic Rhinoceros and the grungy Cherub Rock to the electronic Eye and Ava Adore, the 1st CD gives a great overview of what the band achieved. Listening in order also puts Corgan's versatility on display - he has never ceased to progress his music. Quite simply great music allround that has artistic merit and a degree of mass appeal.
The 2nd CD is certainly more of a treat for die-hard fans. Though some tracks will have wide appeal (such as Slow Dawn and Set The Ray To Jerry), the material here will be more attractive to those who have known The Smashing Pumpkins' music through the ages. Featuring several new tracks, from the superb 'My Mistake' to the frankly abysmal 'Because You Are', it's a must for all true fans.
I should imagine that the majority of people to snap up this double CD will be long devotees of the band... but the first CD (available separately) is something for everything, and a fitting homage to a truly great, great band.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs for every mood.. I love it! 16 Sep 2005
Format:Audio CD
This album is full of fantastic songs.. if you don't know the pumpkins, I STRONGLY reccommend buying this.. if you already have all the albums, id still go for it! It has had a huge effect on my life.. with many of the songs featuring on 'the soundtrack to my life' so to speak! Tonight, tonight and disarm are going to play at both my wedding and my funeral! There are such a range of songs here.. there are the more aggressive altern songs which are amazing (especially when driving.. ZERO.. bullet with butterfly wings..ooooh yeh!), and there are equally some beautiful tracks like Perfect, Disarm, Stand Inside Your Love and many more. I have strong feelings for almost every song on this album so it's hard to specify but I honestly feel this album offers a section of the pumpkins for everyone.. this will actually appeal to pretty much anyone who enjoys rocktype music! My love for the pumpkins extends far beyond this compelation as I do have all the source albums.. and there are some songs which are sadly missed out.. for example Soma and Mayonnaise! However.. it is still amazing, everyone I know who has it has got obsessed with it very quickly! I have been obsessively listening to it on/off for many years and I am not atall sick of it.. it's my driving music right now actually! I love it.. get it!!!!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good compilation but an outstanding band 31 Mar 2002
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With such an unusual band as The Smashing Pumpkins, a greatest hits compilation never sounded such a brilliant idea to me. The main problem with this greatest hits record is that it obviously focuses on singles and, as most true fans will tell you and as some other reviewers have pointed out, the Pumpkins' best moments were usually not the blockbusting singles but hidden away in the middle of albums. I say "usually" because that's really not the case with their first two albums and therefore I can't really complain with "Siva," "Rhinocerus," "Today," "Cherub Rock" or "Disarm." The lovely "Drown" is an unexpected treat aswell but I am a bit crushed that "I am one" and the brilliant "Rocket" (Which WERE both singles by the way) have been left out.
"Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" was probably the highpoint of the Pumpkins' career and if I were compiling this album it would probably be at least a third of "Mellon Collie." In spite of the albums colossal size (over two hours and 28 tracks) you'd be hard pushed to find anything that I would call filler. "Tonight, tonight," "1979" and especially "Zero" are absolute gems but the albums hidden treasures: "Galapogos," "Porcelina of the vast ocean," "Where boys fear to tread," "X.Y.U" and loads of others really should be on this disc aswell.
The album "Adore" had some lovely stuff on it but was a slightly hit-and-miss affair with some great melodies getting lost under waves of electronica. It sometimes works but on "Ava Adore" it kinda flops.
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I really like this album. If you aren't a huge fan of the band you should listen to this because it will change your mind.
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This is really useful if you want to play music by the smashing pumpkins from a cd player. That's all I use it for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars perfect greatest hits !
a perfect greatest hits with all the good songs ! you cant ask for a better greatest hits cd !
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what can I say. no filler all thrill from this famous band. billy corgan the main man as always. in a word excellent.
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I haven't stop listening to it! I would recommend this for any Pumpkins fan, who wants to get back into their music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as Great as I thought
I really enjoyed their music back in the 90s, particularly Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie, and although this album features songs from those and their debut album, tracks 2-10,... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rotten Apples make Cider, and thats lush
What a superb collection of Smashing Pumpkin hits, I love this band and always thought 'Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness' was one of the best albums ever cut, and this... Read more
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