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5.0 out of 5 stars You Need This Album!!!, 18 Jan 2005
This review is from: Siamese Dream (Audio CD)
Nothing less than essential for any record collection, "Siamese Dream" is one of my favourite albums of all time. If like myself you like the energy and intensity of loud rock music but aren't afraid of a strong melody and interesting lyrics then look no further. The opening run of great tracks starting with "Cherub Rock" and ending with album high point "Mayonnaise" are the equal of any rock album in history, admittedly it drops off a little thereafter but even the weakest songs on this record are at least worth a listen. The guitar playing is awesome and the drumming propels the whole thing forward in style. The classic singles "Today" & "Disarm" are obvious highlights but the joyous "Rocket" and the beutiful and hypnotic "Soma" are every bit as good. Much better than the self-indulgent, bloated, over-long and over-rated "Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness" that followed it and a great leap forward from "Gish", this was the high-water mark of the Smashing Pumpkins' career and given that they were one of the best rock bands of the 90's, that should give you an idea of how great this record truly is.
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Initial post: 23 Dec 2007 12:08:43 GMT
Last edited by the author on 23 Dec 2007 12:09:23 GMT
Kobo Maven says:
This is indeed an essential album but the remarks on Mellon Collie I can't agree with - in fact that album is seriously underrated not overrated. Gish, too, should not be ignored.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2010 04:11:00 BDT
I concur. Mellon Collie is a fabulous album and to me, is like 2 Siamese Dream's side by side.
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