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5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb!! (ish), 19 May 2003
Wow! Billy Corgan is back, with his new band, Zwan. As a whole, its very good, especially the 14 minute long epic, "Jesus I/Mary Star of the Sea," which could be taken off a smashing pumpkins album. It's fantastic! However, dont be fooled. The other songs are very different to the smashing pumpkins.
It's still very clear that it is Billy Corgan's band, and jimmy is still recognisable on the drums...but u can still see that they've changed. The songs on this album are much happier and optimistic, as you can tell from names like "endless summer." This, although good, does however leave some of the songs a bit emotionless. Its still very good...with the best songs "endless summer", the super-cool "yeah!", the epic "mary i..." and the unbelievably catchy "come with me".
i must, inevitably, compare this to the smashing pumpkins albums. Simply put, its knowhere near as good as "siamese dream" (but then what is?), and probably not quite as good as "Mellon collie". However, i would say that it is Billy's best apart from these two...so overall very good.
Finally...i would just like to say how nice it is to have this album. At the moment, lets face it, the music out there is awful. This album prevides a refreshing change...so buy it and make yourself happy!