🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 The Smashing Pumpkins

Well then, let’s see how this goes shall we? Thought I’d move the new lot of these threads up to the music board, and we’ll start with a big one.
For anyone unfamiliar with this, each thread focuses on an act, we rate them out of 5 and have a big healthy debate about them and anything else that comes up. Here’s how the current leaderboard looks:

Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Neil Young 4.48
Otis Redding 4.34
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Stevie Wonder 4.17
PJ Harvey 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Blondie 3.73
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Blur 3.61
Beyoncé 3.54
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Madonna 3.4
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
Elton John 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
Sugababes 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Jay-Z 3.14
The Rolling Stones 3.09
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
Weezer 3
Girls Aloud 2.93
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.6
Eminem 2.38
Blink-182 2.21
Adele 2.05

And we’ll move on to a band I don’t think we’ve ever discussed on DiS

What do we reckon then?

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There’s also a Spotify playlist of everyone featured so far

So have at it folks!

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Best album

  • Gish
  • Siamese Dream
  • Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
  • Adore
  • Machina/The Machines Of God
  • Machina II/The Friends & Enemies Of Modern Music
  • Zeitgeist
  • Oceania
  • Monuments To An Elegy
  • Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun

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Best single (taken from Rotten Apples) Top 3 go on the playlist plus 2 other tracks chosen during the thread

  • Siva
  • Rhinoceros
  • Drown
  • Cherub Rock
  • Today
  • Disarm
  • Bullet With Butterfly Wings
  • 1979
  • Zero
  • Tonight, Tonight
  • Eye
  • Ava Adore
  • Perfect
  • The Everlasting Gaze
  • Stand Inside Your Love
  • Try, Try, Try
  • Real Love
  • Untitled

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Smashed that 3/5 vote so hard. A band with two very good albums and a lot of dross.


That’s it summed up in a neat little package.


Ooh you devil

SD, MCATIS, Adore all 10/10
Pisces Iscariot 8.2/10
Machina 7.3/10

The rest is pretty much total bollocks. 0/10

On balance 3/5



They’ll get a pass for tonight, tonight no matter how much shit they’ve made after (which is a lot of shit)


Always thought they were sub Chas n Dave plodcore tbh.


Then I know just the film for you.


Yeah, total 3/5! Always wanted to really like them as a teenager but apart from those two albums and a couple of singles, they’re not spectacular

Why oh why did you start this? Voted 2/5 as they have some decent tracks.

2/5. Couple of very good albums heavily outweighed by a lot of shite

Really, really love Siamese Dream and MTatIS. Everything else deeply disappointing, and Corgan’s a proper weapon now eh.

Caveat: that first track of Oceania is a banger, and this is one of the best things to have ever happened:

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It’s back!

Love these threads Mister Funk.

A generous 2 from me.


Neither smashing nor pumpkins

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3 out 5 considering the legacy destroying 2nd half of their career


One machina was plenty lol

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They are still great if you can ignore the bollocks. I guess for the purpose of the thread they are a 3/5 but I still spin them every other day.

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