The video to Ava Adore


#461

I should qualify that my use of the phrase English wanksocks excludes the fine people who post on this board that reside in Guildford (and, I guess, my parents).

Unless you don’t accept Scottish fivers. Then you are terrible people!


#462

Can a mod rename this ‘this is now the Guildford thread’ and move it to the social board


#463

@profk you familiar with the reggae guy?


#464

A prize awaits anyone who convinces that guy to do a reggae disarm cover and film it…

And to steer us back on track…i condensed machina/2 down to a single, casual fan friendly version

Everlasting Gaze
Raindrops + Sunshowers
Stand Inside Your Love
I of the Mourning
Go
Age of Innocence
Wound
With Every Light
Try, Try, Try
Home
This Time

Love Machina era. So grandiose. Did anyone get the leaked demos of Home/raindrops/identify etc from a few years back? Must have been prepped for the machina boxset (RIP)


#465

Needs slow dawn, vanity, cash car star, and dross


#466

And glass and the ghost children, it really should have been a double album


#467

Innosence too, machina era must have the biggest gap between actual quality and critical consensus ever


#468

Love all those but the rougher production means they dont really fit with the gloss of the main album. Home and go feel the most complete


#469

Real Love. Awesome, Pumpkins go proper shoegaze


#470

Find myself really wanting to like Smashing Pumpkins loads, his voice and the whole aesthetic reminds me of being a kid and makes me happy but I just can’t find anything really great in their music to get excited about. Kinda feel the same way about REM really.


#471

Which albums have you tried?


#472

melon collie and Siamese dream


#473

Give Adore a go maybe?


#474

think I’m more or less fine enjoying them from a distance as a sort of pleasant nostalgia.


#475

that’s fine, but it’s a great album which I think you might like. If you don’t then distance away!


#476

I remember liking the title track back in the day but I don’t think I know anything else on there. Maybe I’ll give it a spin later if it’s on Spotify :slight_smile:


#477

Guess if you don’t like those nothing else we’ll convince you. I do think, despite some flashy solos, their music at its core is quite basic, either simple diatonic in key chord progressions, or drop D riffage, but they manage to get so much variety out of it, from dreamy lullabies to pummelling, lots of atmosphere and a sense of grandiose that I don’t get from any other band, and it all blends with their aesthetic and artwork so well


#478

the only other song you might know is ‘Perfect’. Either way it’s a really pretty, stripped down album (does contain some grieving though) probably Corgan at his most humble post Mellon Collie madness but pre going off into a mad, mad, mad world


#479

Blank page and behold the nightmare are my favs from that


#480

I mean I like it to an extent it can be cathartic but I dunno there’s something a little ham-fisted to me, guess I never quite buy into the melodrama. Maybe I just got subliminally influenced by the Pavement lyric