AOTY 2019
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
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Based on 7 reviews
1993 Ratings: #42 / 363
User Score
Based on 497 ratings
1993 Ratings: #5
July 27, 1993 / Release Date
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Virgin / Label
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SoundAura
90
On their sophomore effort, The Smashing Pumpkins up their sound to appeal to the more “grunge-style” rock that was popular in the early-90s. Don’t let that fool you however, this is not grunge. This is shoegaze-inspired hard rock with amazing guitar work from the very underrated Billy Corgan and easily the best jazz-inspired drumming of the 90s from Jimmy Chamberlain. It’s hard to top the heavy droning and distortion on “Mayonaise” and “Soma”, and ... read more
MinatoArisato
100
I don't think I have the words in me to describe what makes this album so damn perfect or why it's even my favorite album of all time but I suppose I could start by saying just how much of a masterpiece this thing is. Siamese Dream is a record that is very 90's, it reeks of that 90's alt rock sound and that's kind of it's charm. This record feels like a time capsule the songs all have this very nostalgic feel you can pick up on your first listen. Billy's poetic Dylanesque lyrics evoke something ... read more
ThrowBackG
83
Say all you want about the Pumpkins but Chamberlin is one hell of a drummer!
Sorrugis
86
Before Billy Corgan replaced his hair with his ego.

Loved: Cherub Rock, Today, Hummer, Disarm, Geek U.S.A., Mayonaise, Spaceboy, Luna
Liked: Rocket, Soma, Silverfuck, Sweet Sweet
Disliked: Quiet
slickleg
92
Original rating: 84

The Smashing Pumpkins have always been one of those bands I have a love/hate relationship with. If you're into alternative rock and dream pop and shoegaze as such, you'll probably like these guys -- failing that, I'm sure you'll know them, at least. Billy Corgan has always seemed like a little bit of a pretentious fuck if you ask me but then again, he can at least say that he has released "a masterpiece, maybe two" so I get that. Here's the thing, though, Mellon ... read more
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Track List

  1. Cherub Rock 
  2. Quiet 
  3. Today 
  4. Hummer 
  5. Rocket 
  6. Disarm 
  7. Soma 
  8. Geek U.S.A. 
  9. Mayonaise 
  10. Spaceboy 
  11. Silverfuck 
  12. Sweet Sweet 
  13. Luna
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