Monuments to an Elegy

The Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments to an Elegy
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2014 Ratings: #618 / 845
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2014 Ratings: #378
December 9, 2014 / Release Date
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BMG / Martha's Music / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

MinatoArisato
55
The Pumpkins ninth studio album wasn't really anything special especially after Oceania. Monuments to an Elegy picks up right where Oceania left off by further exploring the Pumpkins new light hearted sound. It's just further expanding on the same problems Oceania had as well by still being commercially viable alt rock music that is rather forgettable, We're give some semblance of hope that something might just be special about Monuments on the opening track "Tiberius" which is a ... read more
NR
Now that they've sonically lost a big part of their personality, they're happy to release another indifferent record.
notbuzzzila
90
Super underrated in my opinion. Monuments to an Elegy is pure euphoria from front to back, regardless of what genre it is.
PJ_0707
59
Monuments to an Elegy continues Corgan's attempt at creating an album capable of breaking through to a new generation. The lyrics here are bad and the music just glazes over. Songs like Run2Me and Dorian are laughable attempts at mainstream radio. Anti-Hero has to contain the most cringeworthy and easily mockable lyrics he's ever committed to tape. There are brief moments of what made this band so amazing in the 90s, but it's too brief to warrant repeated listening. Drum + Fife seems like a ... read more
Felindie
75
Fav Tracks: Drum + Fife, Being Beige, Monuments
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Track List

  1. Tiberius
  2. Being Beige
  3. Anaise!
  4. One and All
  5. Run2Me
  6. Drum + Fife
  7. Monuments
  8. Dorian
  9. Anti-Hero  
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