Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy

There’s no predicting what Billy Corgan will do. Ten years ago, most fans would have balked at the idea of the Smashing Pumpkins frontman owning a wrestling league, commissioning a 19-year-old drummer to replace Jimmy Chamberlin, or opening a tea house where he’d spontaneously DJ. Now, news of him cuddling with cats on the cover of Paws Chicago reads as normal behavior, which makes other headlines easier to swallow, like when he announces an eight-hour electronic performance inspired by Siddhartha or that he’s been in the studio with Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee. It also helps that his more recent musical output — specifically, 2012’s Oceania — has been quite good. Really, it’s some of the best music he’s created in over a decade.

Release Date
December 09, 2014
Martha's Music / BMG
digital, vinyl, cd
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