Smashing Pumpkins New Album: Puzzling

That’s the verdict of Pitchfork: ‘The Smashing Pumpkins have reunited—mostly. They are playing sold-out reunion dates—mostly. And, to hear frontman Billy Corgan, guitarist James Iha, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin say it, at least they are getting along. Mostly. If you grew up loving the Smashing Pumpkins—say, if you purchased a suitcase full of Corgan’s B-sides in your youth, voluntarily parting with money to listen to something called “Pastichio Medley”—and wish to retain faint, vestigial warm feelings regarding their reunion, then please walk away, briskly, from Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun. There is nothing for you here.’

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