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Billy Corgan - The Future Embrace

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Miyazaki, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. Miyazaki

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    Got this the other day and after a few listenings I thought i'd write a mini review of it.

    I was a massive Smashing Pumpkins fan, and really liked his work with Zwan, which was the best Smashing Pumpkins album since 'Mellon Collie...'! :D

    This new effort has taken a slightly different direction and opens up with a couple of very synth tracks 'Mina Loy', with plenty of distorted guitars. It sounds more like 'Machina' than any of his other work.

    It is a reasonable effort, and Smashing Pumpkins fans should like it, but it feels quite strained and forced, with only 2 standout tracks on the album, 'a100' being particularly good as is 'Walking Shade'.

    I'd give it 6/10 for the time being, maybe it will be a grower, but for me at least his previous work was so immediate and incrediable, I feel like I am being cheated by working at this album.
     
  2. Bristol Pete

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    Nice review, hope to pick this up in the next week or two....

    Zwan is a great record.

    Pete.
     
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    yeah, I'm a fan of the pumpkins, but jhaven't played their atuff got absolutely ages now...!!!

    seen them live back in the earlie 90's like, the verve were supporting them both times...!
     

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