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Adore

The Smashing Pumpkins Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (578 customer reviews)
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1. To Sheila
2. Ava Adore
3. Perfect
4. Daphne Descends
5. Once Upon A Time
6. Tear
7. Crestfallen
8. Appels + Oranjes
9. Pug
10. The Tale Of Dusty And Pistol Pete
11. Annie-Dog
12. Shame
13. Behold! The Night Mare
14. For Martha
15. Blank Page
16. 17

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With Adore, Smashing Pumpkins return to the forefront of rock to do a dance with a new partner. Trading white-noise vocals and guitars for caramel crooning and dense synthesizers, frontman Billy Corgan drives bandmates James Iha and D'Arcy to a lush aural plateau. The darkness is still there--evidenced in the techno throb of the single "Ava Adore"--but the Pumpkins also tinker with Lennonesque lullabyes ("Behold! The Night Mare"), midtempo electronica ("Appels and Oranjes"), and tender calliope music ("Once Upon a Time"). Smartly, Corgan rarely upstages the watery sounds going on behind him; the trademark midsong blowouts are almost completely absent. Adore will strike your ears and heart in a way you didn't think the Smashing Pumpkins could. --Jason Josephes

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5.0 out of 5 stars I simply adore this album (I know, how original) May 25 2012
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this album when it first came out many years ago and I still pull it out on a regular basis. Very sad and melancholy with many beautiful textures throughout. Billy wearing his heart on his sleeve for all to share.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully "It's just a phase"... June 3 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I give it 2 stars because I love the Pumpkins... the only thing saving it from being utterly disgusting is their name on the cover and the fact that Billy seems to at least remember what his band used to sound like. I saw an interview Billy did where he claimed that Mellon Collie "kind of... marked the end of our era as a 'rock band'." You ain't kiddin, buddy.
I miss Jimmy's drumming. With Jimmy Chamberlin missing, Billy's tyranny took over and he decided to do a bunch of weird techno junk... I am very disappointed in the band. The first single, "Ava Adore", is fairly decent, but in no way even comes close to the old Pumpkins. "Pug" almost rocks hard, but Billy still sounds like he's whining. Don't get me wrong, I like soft music just as much as the next guy, but an entire album full of it just IS NOT PUMPKINS.
"Appels + Oranjes" is quick and lively (although dark at the same time), and its lyrics are reminiscent of "Muzzle" (from Mellon Collie). I enjoyed it... so there's three good songs.
I just learned yesterday, though, that Chamberlin is back. I can't wait for the next album... hopefully this soft, semi-techno thing is just a phase. Hopefully they can be a real band again now that they have their drummer back.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Pumpkins at their best June 16 2004
By Lauren
Format:Audio CD
The Smashing Pumpkins have always been a band that I've known of and been able to recognize on the radio (how could you not?) but I never truly "got into" them. However, after hearing "Thirty-three" (from "Mellon Collie") on the radio, I finally said, "Okay, I have to listen to these people." Over the past few days, I've listened to all of the Smashing Pumpkins' major studio releases. Based on my impression of them, I have to say "Adore" is my favorite. I don't understand why it was poorly received, both by fans and critics, when it came out. It shows a huge step both forward both musically (for the Pumpkins as a whole) and lyrically (for Billy Corgan). It shows far much more ambition than "Mellon Collie" -- ask yourself, how many alternative bands would attempt to make an album without a drummer? But they attempted and they pulled it off beautifully.
The album opens with the absolutely gorgeous "To Sheila" -- I knew from the first notes that I was going to love the album. It's followed by the electronically-driven and -- dare I say -- catchy "Ava Adore." The two opening songs do what opening songs should do -- they set the tone for the album, as the rest of the album is full of electronics and beautiful piano-driven songs. Don't worry, the guitar isn't absent -- it's still there, it's just not the overpowering force it once was. It blends easily here. Beyond the opening tracks, some standouts are "Daphne Descends," "Annie-Dog," "Blank Page," and "For Martha," Billy Corgan's tearjerking tribute to his deceased mother.
"Adore" proves the musical genius of Billy Corgan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a cool idea... April 23 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I find that the overdubbing of synthesizers and drum machines really took away the soul of this album. I still love, however the piano driven songs, and the soft acoustic driven songs. I love the emotion in the album, but as I said before it doesn't fit in well with a lot the synthesizers.
I think that if the outtakes from Mellon Collie (Aeroplane Flies High) were combined with this album, and a sort of a double album like Mellon Collie this would be an amazing album, perhaps better than Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie, Gish, or even Pisces Iscariot.
Code Name: I Adore You
Disc 1:
1. To Sheila
2. Transformer
3. Ava Adore
4. 17
5. God
6. Marquis in Spades
7. Meladori Magpie
8. Rotten Apples
9. Shame
10. Behold! The Nightmare
11. Ugly
12. The Aeroplane Flies High
13. The Last Song
Disc 2:
1. Tear
2. Crestfallen
3. Pug
4. Perfect
5. The Boy
6. Cherry
7. Set The Ray To Jerry
8. Mouths of Babes
9. The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete
10. Annie Dog
11. For Martha
12. Blank Page
13. My Blue Heaven
Note that this was not meant to offend anyone, both fans of aeroplan flies high, or adore. I personally love aeroplan, but think adore is mediocre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pumpkins meander through boredom. July 10 2010
By Joel Andrews TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
This is one of my least favorite Pumpkins albums, I was amazed to find it on LP though! The album starts off fairly strong, then ends up rambling on to boredom really.

Being a casual vinyl collector, I recently stumbled upon Amazon's offerings. I am more then please with them, I only wish more artists would offer special vinyl copies. Heck I usually end up buying multiple copies to give to friends or to keep shrink wrapped for when I wear out the first copy I purchased.

Thank you Amazon!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Pumpkins
At a first listen I thought to myself, "This CD sucks! Why the hell did I buy it?". But after deciding to give it a chance and repeated listenings, it started to grow on... Read more
Published on July 1 2004 by Oscar Gabriel Pineda
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a fact...
Adore is not a Smashing Pumpkins album. Billy Corgan even said so himself. He said people are wrong if they consider this either an acoustic or electronic album, and I can see... Read more
Published on May 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Artistic and Purely Musical Pumpkins Album
I'd say that this album has no throw-away songs on it, but that isn't true. It does. The single, "Perfect", may be one of the worst Pumpkins songs in their epic little... Read more
Published on April 21 2004 by Dylan Watkins
5.0 out of 5 stars A more melodic, more mellow Smashing Pumpkins
With Billy Corgan's mother's death comes this album. Very soft, very sad. There is an abundance of piano and this is their most heavily techno influenced album. Read more
Published on April 4 2004 by B. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle angels of bliss
Well, it is a diffrent album from Billy and co. It wasn`t as comercialy sucefull as the others were, but it represents the Pumpkins at there artistic peek. Read more
Published on March 27 2004 by sasa
5.0 out of 5 stars Should've been a classic....
How do you follow up the best-selling double album of recent times? Go the opposite way.
It's a shame that "Adore" didn't hold a firm place in the minds of critics and fans... Read more
Published on March 21 2004 by jmpg
5.0 out of 5 stars The most underrated album of all time
When I first got this album I didn't like it at all. I liked track 3 and thats it.
Within a day it grew on me so I liked tracks: 1, 2, & 3. Read more
Published on March 16 2004 by Andrew Aldea
4.0 out of 5 stars Some real gems, some of their best songs!
By far the Pumpkins most subdued album and probably their most extensive foray into electionic percussion which had a lot to do with the recent expulsion of their drummer. Read more
Published on March 15 2004 by Rich Latta
5.0 out of 5 stars Gothic Romantic CD
Billy Corgan... What to say, you are a man of great writing talent. This has got to be the most poetic album you have done. Read more
Published on March 5 2004 by L. McCollum
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