- Oceania

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania
CRITIC SCORE
67
Based on 20 reviews
2012 Rank: #589 / 885
USER SCORE
68
Based on
42 ratings

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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.

SiberianBreaks
63
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 The production is fine and it doesn't necessarily sound outdated.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
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Added on: March 27, 2012