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The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #633 / 929
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
2012 Ratings: #181
June 18, 2012 / Release Date
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EMI / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Paste

The album feels like its own focused piece, and not just 13 different studio tracks, and Oceania very much sees Corgan and company settling into album, not single, territory.

80
Consequence of Sound

He’s carved out an agreeable adventure with Oceania, and one that any casual or die-hard fan can embrace with true vigor.

75
A.V. Club

With Oceania he’s finally delivered the Smashing Pumpkins album that everybody wanted the first time he decided to revive the name. 

72
Beats Per Minute

Those still left standing by his side will find Oceania to be a fine return to form.

70
No Ripcord

While Corgan feels reinvigorated, utterly convinced that’s he’s finally nailed it this time, the final product doesn’t hold up as an entirely ingenious one.

70
musicOMH

On the whole it's an album that finally, after a dozen years, shows that there can be a place for the Pumpkins in the 21st century.

63
Pitchfork

Oceania suffers a kind of rock-star-dictator airlessness.

60
NME

The main problem with ‘Oceania’ is that Billy’s big talk about ‘the concept’ is also really quite boring.

60
Drowned in Sound

The songcraft is back, but the romance is still missing.

Oct 10, 2016
NR
Albeit it's nothing special, it's a step-up from Zeitgeist.
May 21, 2014
SiberianBreaks
NR
Pretty decent album considering what came out before this. The production is fine and it doesn't necessarily sound outdated. Some songs are still pretty dull as the album itself is pretty hit and miss.

Favourite tracks: Pinwheels, Violet Rays, The Celestials, My Love Is Winter, Pale Horse
END OF YEAR LISTS
#39/AllMusic
#43/Consequence of Sound
#48/Rolling Stone
Track List
  1. Quasar 
  2. Panopticon 
  3. The Celestials 
  4. Violet Rays 
  5. My Love Is Winter 
  6. One Diamond, One Heart
  7. Pinwheels 
  8. Oceania 
  9. Pale Horse 
  10. The Chimera 
  11. Glissandra 
  12. Inkless 
  13. Wildflower
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Added on: March 27, 2012