💿 How Good Is It Really 💿 Siamese Dream

10/10 the production makes me feel like I’m being wrapped in a fuzzy blanket and it reminds me of being 13 and on holiday in the Peak District listening to the tape copy I took out of Fareham Library.

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I really really dislike Billy’s voice* so the music has to be pretty damn special in order to make SP enjoyable for me and here it is.

Soma is definitely the best track: those guitars are gorgeous! Lots of other great stand out moments too.

Would snap up an instrumental version like a shot.

*weird how personal/individual this is… On paper J Mascis has a similar ‘whiny high register’ type voice but I absolutely love it.

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Oh great another Smashing Pumpkins thread!

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prefer Gish and probably Machina, but excellent, excellent guitars throughout this. Just outrageously nice guitars. from the tone to the melodies to the noise. some nice songwriting as well.

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Today is really really shit

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one of the things i like about the pumpkins, and this era of rock in general, is that there isn’t much fretwanking to my ear, and a lot of pedals instead

Mondays are always bad, hope the week improves for you x

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yeah right dead on, there’s a kind of earnestness in there which is class

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a positive one for a change! (hopefully)

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comfortably the worst song on the album, but it’s a big single that launched them, so I get why it exists

oh and, lads, it’s a ten.

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9 because Disarm is horrid but the rest is incredible

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WAT

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The open rolls and build of Cherub Rock is still one of the all-time best moments in guitar music imho, think that’s a song that doesn’t age or lose any power no matter how much you hear it

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The heavy guitar tones are so all-encompassing and… hungry (for lack of a better word). Yeah the first half of Bam’s post basically. Great record, my favourite SP.

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the heavy version of Disarm is brilliant

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I’ve never listened to this album. Never been a fan of Billy Corgan’s voice, so I’ve never really bothered with them as a band. Maybe I’ll have a listen this afternoon.

Until recently I’ve only ever really known Smashing Pumpkins by their singles and obviously the fun of these forums. But I generally like the singles, even though it took me a while to realise it. I had a go with Mellon Collie recently but I didn’t get beyond the first few songs. (And it is such a shit title for an album as well).

So I guess I should give this a chance, although the poll will probably have expired long before I get a chance. Is this generally accepted as their best work?

Glad someone else said this. Probably my highlight of the whole album, although I went for Mayonnaise as the best track.

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It’s between this and Mellon Collie, but they have quite distinct feels from each other and some prefer the more shoegazey elements of this

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