Billy Corgan doesn't exist


#2301

I woke up with Solara in my my head this morning, I think I’ve already come around on it. It’s certainly better than a lot of generic stuff that gets praised, the guy knows how to write a hook and hold your attention. I’m ready for more!


#2302


#2303

I mean, is it early Pumpkins? Of course not. And do I wish the production choices were better? Of course. But it rocks and it’s catchy.


#2304

It’s more that you were heavily implying that this song wasn’t generic and it’s easily the most generic song I’ve heard in months from any band I have any interest in following.


#2305

Actually this is the worst single Smashing Pumpkins have ever released?


#2306

I can see how it can be considered generic, maybe that wasn’t the right word choice for what I was comparing it to. It seems like every week there’s a band that gets praised and then I put on the album and it’s just kind of there.


#2307

Nah:


#2308

Not heard that before

But it’s a better song simply because the bit between 30 odd seconds to 1minute ten sounds like the good Pumpkins. Nothing in the new song sounds like the good pumpkins, or a good band at all for that matter.


#2309

Oh yeah, it definitely doesn’t sound like classically good Pumpkins to me. I like it though for what it is. I’m really shocked that the AVClub likes it - they always give him crap about everything, and they said it sounds like it could fit on Mellon Collie. That’s absolutely baffling to me.


#2310

Solara

  • Amazing! This is the right direction!
  • Good / Fine
  • Meh / Not My Thing
  • Total, Total Shit

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#2311

Solara is a complete and utter turd of a song. Just an undeniably empty and pointless song. And I refuse to give it any credit for “rocking” because that’s literally the bare minimum a rock song should do.


#2312

I like the little “something ain’t right” melody but then he immediately undoes it with the awful “ayayayayay” bit.

The rest is very hard to remember.


#2313

Yeah the ayayaya bit is terrible, almost britpop


#2314

I’m really enjoying the arguments in the youtube comments though, so there’s that


#2315

Woah this is even worse than that perfect circle track about the fish.


#2316

I think my favorite youtube comment is “I don’t get it… why make a generic single when you have James back?” It’s so innocent.


#2317

Feel like we are due a thread name change


#2318

What band will James Iha destroy next!


#2319

he was in a perfect circle too?


#2320

Yeah, I think he joined right after 13th Step and is still in the band.