The Smashing Pumpkins & Radiohead.

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    Apr 19, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    I've always really enjoyed both of these groups. I grew up with their music and music videos. I was listening to Mellon Collie & Kid A while lifting today... and the albums get even better with age. As a sound designer myself, i really admire the production and sound scope on the albums presented.

    But their later work i am very hit and miss on. Both groups are loved and worshiped by lots of music lovers. ESPECIALLY Radiohead icon_lol.gif But i never really got into any album past Kid A... Hail To The Thief was ok, In Rainbows was ok, King Of Limbs was meh and heh.

    The Pumpkins after adore are just boring to me. I'm trying to get into their later albums but failing quite miserable.

    Anyone on the site a fan of the bands? favorite albums? songs? and what's your opinion on the later works?

    My Favorite Pumpkin album is Mellon Collie, and favorite Radiohead is Kid A by far.
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    Apr 20, 2014 1:46 PM GMT
    Smashing Pumpkins was one of my Favorite bands to listen to when I was growing up, along with other good 90's bands such as:

    STP



    Soundgarden



    Alice In Chains

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    Apr 20, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
    Omg I miss Billy corgan he is such a amazing producer.
    Adore was the climax of timeless pieces I have to say compared to Machina of Gods


    Perfect. ~ one of all time favorite track from Adore ♥♥♥.



    Appels and Oranjes



    The Beginning Is the End
    of this amazing arrangement got me all excited when I first watch the Watchmen trailer but that was that icon_neutral.gif of the hype, but I'm glad it got to be a OST.



    Thankieu OP you got me going time travel with this thread. #meluvs
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 20, 2014 2:40 PM GMT
    I feel like it's 1994 all over again and I wouldn't mind re-living that year again!
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    Apr 20, 2014 3:02 PM GMT
    I used to love every band listed above. I think I gorged myself on their music to the point I just don't listen to them anymore. It's always nice when I hear them unexpectedly, but I mostly play new music now.
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    Apr 20, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    Yeah I agree with the OP, I kinda lost interest in the SP after Adore BUT I did like a few tracks from MACHINA like Everlasting Gaze.

  • Aodhan

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    Apr 20, 2014 4:47 PM GMT
    I'm over smashing pumpkins. Radiohead can sound repetitive at times but I love them all the same.
  • daveindenver

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    Apr 20, 2014 5:09 PM GMT
    Radio head hasn't picked up a guitar in over a decade.
  • mybud

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    Apr 20, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
    Love both plus STP...
  • toastvenom

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    Apr 20, 2014 9:35 PM GMT
    smashing pumpkins were great up until "Adore" but once the James Iha and D'arcy relationship dissolved, I dunno Billy Corgan just kinda made some boring stuff.
    With Radiohead, cracks starting forming (for me) with the release of "In Rainbows" which was a so-so album (failed to see the genius behind it that critics were going on about.) "The King of Limbs" was by far their weakest release yet. Radiohead really work when they do the slow melodic thing, im hoping they will release a folk album or something in the vain of REM's "Automatic For The People" for they have a beautiful tendancy to create some really moving songs.
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    Apr 20, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    Basically the only reason I don't listen to an artist is because of their personality. (See Justin Bieber.)

    The only reason I "stop" listening to an artist is because I found another artist I really enjoy. Usually, when I find an artist that I instantly fall in love with I'll be able to listen to all of their stuff (old and new.) The Darkness, Muse, Kelun, The Fratellis, Pentatonix, Bastille, Jonsi, Mika, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Babymetal, One Republic, Cobra Starship, Cosmo Jarvis, Coheed & Cambria, The Seatbelts, Les Friction, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, Gym Class Heroes, The Mars Volta, Linked Horizon, Swedish House Mafia, Van Canto, Kaizers Orchestra, Placebo, Sublime, Sara Bareilles, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and System of a Down all do this for me.
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    Apr 20, 2014 10:11 PM GMT
    Glad some of you mentioned STP! i really love their first few albums. I think Purple was the height of them for me in an artist sense. Although i really enjoyed tiny music album too icon_smile.gif

    Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart is a jamicon_smile.gif
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    Apr 20, 2014 10:12 PM GMT
    whateveryo saidYeah I agree with the OP, I kinda lost interest in the SP after Adore BUT I did like a few tracks from MACHINA like Everlasting Gaze.



    Machina was alright overall. I just felt it was a little zzz on many of the tracks. Same with Oceania! that album was incredibly hit or miss for me.
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    Apr 20, 2014 10:16 PM GMT
    I'm trying really hard to enjoy the other Radiohead albums. As a group... Radiohead is one of the most critically acclaimed OF ALL TIME. No joke icon_lol.gif and their fans are very passionate. I've tried to really see the greatness in Hail To The Thief & Amnesiac but fail... the album is just good to me but nothing more. Hell it took years for me to understand why Ok Computer was seen as the best album of the past few decades. I still think it's a bit overrated... but i enjoy it quite a bit. Radiohead is a good band! but obviously speaks volumes to other people VS me. Even The Bends had some very spotty moments.

    Kid A is a masterpiece in my eyes though. The production, the sound, the lyrics, the moody atmosphere, the stops etc. It's a freaking amazing album and their absolute high point for me.
  • BloodFlame

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    Apr 21, 2014 4:52 AM GMT
    I never fully got into Radiohead, I only really listened to a few of their singles and they are okay but yeah, I do need to listen to more from them to make a fair judgment.

    But the Smashing Pumpkins, I really love them. I grew up listening to them when I first heard "1979" on the radio when I was about 12. I bought their Greatest hit CD around the same time and I'd listen to it a lot. I really love Mellon Colie a lot, it's a beautiful album but I also liked Siamese Dream. Just heck, I'll just say I liked all their albums from the 90s. I wish I could've seen them live but I was a kid in the 90s lol. I understand what you mean though, I kind of checked out a bit after Zeitgeist. There new stuff has been hit or miss for me as well. I did check out Billy Corgan's solo work song, "Walking Shade" and I liked that one.

    But yeah, Smashing Pumpkins is one of my all time favorites, it's awesome to see that there are other people who still like them, even if they prefer their older work.
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    Apr 21, 2014 7:19 AM GMT
    I was just listening to geek usa, an ode to noone and zero while i was running today. i listen to gish and siamese dream at least 2-3 times a month. that interpretation of Siddhartha was so fucking ridiculously stupid.