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This review is from: Gish (Audio CD)
I am not a 'Pumpkins Fan'. Being a little old for this, I have spent most of my adult life filling in the gaps on 60s and 70s, which I still believe was the golden age of rock music. However, one day was one day when I decided to check the Pumpkins out. And I started at the beginning - with 'Gish'. And gosh, what a find Gish was! I simply love this album, and liken it to U2's "Achtung Baby". Beneath the sometimes harsh and apparently hectic overlays and the most exquisite rhythms and lyrics. This is so rich, complex, so satisfying in the long term. And what I like most is that I find it difficult to 'remember' this music; so that each time I listen, it is as if I re-discover it. And so the enjoyment is repeated upon each listening. Subsequently bought "Siamese Dream" & "Mellon Collie...", but sorry - gish remains the masterpiece for me. Bravo Smashing Pumpkins!
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Initial post: 10 May 2014 13:45:50 BDT
Mr. S. L. Castle says:
I like your review but I was completely gob smacked by one part of it and after days of thinking about it I cannot let it lie.
How can you compare this album to that humongous waste of air/space/time that is u2?! I know its just my opinion but that sentence makes me physically ill.
I'm glad you found the Pumpkins, now you can finally send that other band's albums to the charity shop ;)
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