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Rotten Apples, The Smashing Pumpkins Greatest Hits

5 April 2005 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 20 Nov. 2001
  • Release Date: 20 Nov. 2001
  • Label: Virgin Records America
  • Copyright: This Compilation (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:13:59
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  • ASIN: B001J6CWIM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,218 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 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 By A Customer on 23 Nov. 2001
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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 By "duchess_of_darkness" on 16 Sept. 2005
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David S on 29 Jan. 2002
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Well firstly I should confess, I own every album the Pumpkins have released so I was already a fan.
The Greatest Hits collection spans all of these albums and as greatest hits albums go, it's a good one. There are so many great Pumpkins tracks that there were always going to be a couple of omissions but on balance this collection is a good one.
What you don't really get from this album is just how they evolved over time (check out the Greatest Hits Video to do this ! Fantastic). Gish is a fairly straight forward rock album, Siva being a good example yet the beautiful Rhinocerous the gem of Gish hints at what was to come.
Today and Disarm from Siamese Dream show how I power ballad should be written while Cherub Rock remains a favourite for many fans.
The best Pumpkins album for me is Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, a massive double CD collection which spans all types of music. On this collection you get the power of Butterfly with Zero with the pop rock of Tonight Tonight and 1979.
Ava adore and Perfect from Adore follow. Adore is a much more melodic album and i'd have loved to have seen For Martha on here. The final album was back to a mix of power and melody and so it is here with Everlasting Gaze and Stand Inside your Love.
The Judas O collection of B sides is interesting for Pumpkins fans but for those not already attached this Cd may be a disappointment lacking any truly memorable tracks.
All in all a great summary of the Smashing Pumpkins work underlining what a shame it is that Corgan has called time on the band.
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