This was never supposed to be written. The Pumpkins weren’t supposed to come back. Not this well. Not the way we needed them to.
But they did.
The brainchild (and essentially moniker) of bandleader Billy Corgan, the Smashing Pumpkins released Adore, their last widely-beloved record, in 1998. The past twenty years have yielded little more than frustration for Corgan and his crew, a rotating cast whose brilliance never matched that of Jimmy, D’Arcy, and James, original bandmates ... read more