.@SPINreviews goes sassy on Smashing Pumpkins' 'Oceania,' says it's Corgan's "best work since his rat-in-a-cage heyday" bit.ly/NI7LVK— SPIN Media (@SPINmagazine) June 26, 2012
95% bratty commentary 5% actual album review. What a waste space for a 7/10 rating.
Yeah that’s it…sooooo…pretty much just a paint-by-number Oceania review at this point. Bash Billy, allude to the legacy of the original band, bring up the NKOTB aspect of Jeff, Mike and Nicole, then say it’s actually a pretty good album.
That was so bi-polar. I definitely agree that Chimera, in some ways, is reminiscent of Rocket. I’ve thought so from the first listen. I think it’s some part near the end that is just like “Rocket Part II”.
I never got that vibe. The chord progression in the chorus of Panopticon is almost the same as Rocket, though.
anybody heard anything about the spec late june releases? it’s late june.
I wouldn’t expect anything soon… there’s a new pumpkins record out, Monte is undoubtedly busy masturbating
itching to hear the XYU demo that was teased.
The Rockete-esque part to me is about the three minute mark of Chimera.
Oh, totally, I hear it now! Yeah, it’s reminiscent of that little part toward the end of Rocket.
This was a fun read. They feel the need to poke lots of fun at Billy, but then he kind of asks for it with his frequent crazy statements and weirdo lyrics. But the author admits what is ovious: the album was good.
I like hearing that other non-sp fans realize pavement’s hipocrisy.
I personally don’t like reading all the non-music talk in these reviews, but I think Billy does instigate a lot of it. It’s part of his art-form.
Isn’t that part of art and the artist’s role, in general? Provocation?
Dang Spin used to be totally pro-anything Billy
Ok I read it, it wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either
Meh. I stopped reading at the first line when he mentioned Pavement. When the first thing a reviewer mentions is another stupid band like Pavement, you know its gonna be bad. I think that a 7 out of 10 rating is fair though.
I never understood people who comment on articles they didn’t read. If you didn’t read it, why comment?
The author kind of makes fun of Pavement in the article, btw. He also compares the Pumpkins’ music favorably to the rest in that era, saying it was probably closer to being the best music of that era (the early 90s) than most would like to admit.
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