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Greatest Hits (W/2 New Tracks) [Best of]

The Smashing Pumpkins Audio CD
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1. Siva
2. Rhinocerous
3. Drown
4. Cherub Rock
5. Today
6. Disarm
7. Landslide
8. Bullet With Butterfly Wings
9. 1979
10. Zero
11. Tonight, Tonight
12. Eye
13. Ava Adore
14. Perfect
15. The Everlasting Gaze
16. Stand Inside Your Love
17. Real Love
18. Untitled

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The Smashing Pumpkins' greatest-hits album, Rotten Apples, traces the band's evolution (or devolution, depending on your feelings about the band's radical sonic shift in the mid-'90s) from its early days to its status among the kings of alt rock. For fans of the Pumpkins' beginnings as a tripped-out indie/art rock act, Apples opens with some of the band's strongest material. "Siva" and "Rhinoceros" (from Gish, the Pumpkin's first--and arguably best--album) seamlessly mixed dream pop with noisy goth-rock as prime examples of the Pumpkins' early '90s sound. Apples also showcases three stellar tracks ("Cherub Rock," "Today," and "Disarm") from Siamese Dream, the Pumpkins' breakout album. This disc makes the band's mid-'90s directional swing obvious, though, starting with "Bullet with Butterfly Wings," the aggressive alt rock/alt metal concoction released on Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Fans of songs like "Zero," "Tonight, Tonight," and "The Everlasting Gaze" will be happy to know that pretty much every cage-rattling hit made it to this disc, along with the previously unreleased dream pop track "Real Love" and an untitled new track (that sounds a lot like the Siamese Dream-era Pumpkins) to round out the mix. --Jennifer Maerz

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Smashing Pumpkins ~ Greatest Hits

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
First of all, I've got to tell you that I am a huge Pumpkins fan. I think The Smashing Pumpkins have been one of the greatest influences on rock 'n' roll. If you want to get to know who The Smashing Pumpkins are and the beautiful music they created together, then this is a great album for you. My only complaint is that, as a Pumpkins fan, I believe that this is a bit incomplete. This is my revised track list:

Disc 1:1991 - 1996
1.) I am one (from the album Gish)
2.) Siva (from the album Gish)
3.) Rhinocerous(from the album Gish)
4.) Drown (from the soundtrack album Singles)
5.) Cherub Rock (from the album Siamese Dream)
6.) Disarm (from the album Siamese Dream)
7.) Today (from the album Siamese Dream)
8.) Rocket (from the album Siamese Dream)
9.) Lanslide (from the b-side complication album Pisces Iscrairiot. Fleetwood Mac cover)
10.) Bullet With Butterfly Wings(from the album MCIS)
11.) 1979 (from the album MCIS)
12.) Zero (from the album MCIS)
13.) Tonight, Tonight (from the album MCIS)
14.) Tonight(reprise.acoustic.From the box set The Aeroplane Flies High))
15.) Thirty - Three(from the album MCIS)
16.) Here Is No Why(from the album MCIS)
17.) Cupid De Locke(from the album MCIS)
18.) Galapogos(from the album MCIS)
Disc 2:1997 - 2000
1.) You're All I've Got Tonight(A Cars cover.From the box set The Aeroplane Flies High)
2.) Clones(we're all. Alice Cooper cover.From the box set The Aeroplane Flies High)
3.) The End Is The Beggining, Is The End(from the soundtrack album Batman and Robin)
4.) The Beggining Is The End, Is The Beggining(from the soundtrack album Batman and Robin)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 27 2004
By Timmy P
Format:Audio CD
well, let me tell you all my little history with the smashing pumpkins. i've known about them, who they were more exactly, my whole life pretty much. up until a few short monthes agao, i never really had intentively listened to the music. i mean, i had heard the singles and whatnot on the radio, but i wouldn't just pop in an album and enjoy. so my best friend is a HUGE pumpkin's guy, been into them since he was a boy. he started to play the cds alot in his car (mainly the infamous mellon collie and the infinate sadness). i must say, at first it all sounds quite boring and monotonous. well, let me tell you how wrong i was to assume as much. as soon as i REALLY listened, opened my mind to corgan's incredible world, i really connected. i'd say this is one of the best cds to sum up the pumpkins experience. it has all the hits, mainly the landmark songs from each studio album, plus a few stellar extra tracks. this record is really amazing and i would reccomend it to anyone who appreciates incredible music that really is a work of art.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 27 2004
By Timmy P
Format:Audio CD
well, let me tell you all my little history with the smashing pumpkins. i've known about them, who they were more exactly, my whole life pretty much. up until a few short monthes agao, i never really had intentively listened to the music. i mean, i had heard the singles and whatnot on the radio, but i wouldn't just pop in an album and enjoy. so my best friend is a HUGE pumpkin's guy, been into them since he was a boy. he started to play the cds alot in his car (mainly the infamous mellon collie and the infinate sadness). i must say, at first it all sounds quite boring and monotonous. well, let me tell you how wrong i was to assume as much. as soon as i REALLY listened, opened my mind to corgan's incredible world, i really connected. i'd say this is one of the best cds to sum up the pumpkins experience. it has all the hits, mainly the landmark songs from each studio album, plus a few stellar extra tracks. this record is really amazing and i would reccomend it to anyone who appreciates incredible music that really is a work of art.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the Pumpkins best songs can be found here... May 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a great collection of the Smashing Pumpkins work. It has some great early songs such as "Siva" and "Rhinoceros" (both off their debut CD Gish) and a few off their best CD Siamese Dream. "Cherub Rock" and "Disarm" are my favorites off that one. "Landslide" is a neat cover of an old Fleetwood Mac tune and that originally appeared on their B-sides collection. You also get 4 songs off their double album Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness, "Tonight Tonight" is my favorite from that bunch. Their later stuff is pretty good too. Definately worth checking out...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far from rotten Dec 2 2004
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the greatest bands of the 90s, a mixture of dreamy pop and stark grungey metal, set against Billy Corgan's poem-like songwriting. And "The Smashing Pumpkins - Greatest Hits" almost lives up to its name -- there are one or two songs that don't quite fit here, but most of them are indeed the "Greatest" that the band produced.

The songs are pretty much arranged in chronological order, starting off with the hard-rocker "Siva" and heading off into the mixture of hard rock/metal, and eerie dreampop, climaxing with the rich offerings from "Mellon Collie And the Infinite Sadness." With the songs of "Adore," there's an obvious shift in tone, becoming a bit more gothic and less rockish, only to swing back in the slow-burning songs from "Machina," their swan song.

Long after disbanding, the Smashing Pumpkins are still a towering presence in rock -- they debuted in the era of Nirvana, but with a very different kind of music. Their creative use of basic instruments and Billy Corgan's rich songwriting made them much more complex and deeper than almost all rock bands of the time. And "Greatest Hits" follows them through the band's entire lifetime -- from their surprisingly polished debut to the panoramic "Mellon Collie" to their gothic art-rock.

The songs included on "Greatest Hits" are not just the most commercially known, but also several of the best -- "Ava Adore," "Siva," "1979" and "Tonight Tonight." An additional track is stuck on, "Real Love," but somehow it just isn't up to the standards of the other songs. It's nice, but not up to the level of the "Greatest" Smashing Pumpkins songs.
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Most recent customer reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
ha! nostalgia
Published 2 days ago by Christian Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars...for their early work
All the early stuff is here, as it should be. The loud, desperate & wild Pumpkins you'd expect. The last two "Bonus Tracks" aren't great and should have been left behind. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sir Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT A+
the Smashing Pumpkins... Greatest Hits (W/2 New Tracks)

The item description was exactly as expected, would buy again in the future.

Thank you
Published 14 months ago by PATRICE MARTEL
5.0 out of 5 stars Smashing Pumpkins Classics
I had initially heard of the Smashing Pumpkins during the 90's because some of their songs were featured on the radio. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stella Carrier
4.0 out of 5 stars Great disc
Thoroughly enjoy this collection, worth it for those who don't own a bunch of their CD's already. I have Siamese Dream, and this is a nice complement.
Published on March 14 2011 by ron marion
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest
The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the greatest bands of the 90s, a mixture of dreamy pop and stark grungey metal, set against Billy Corgan's poem-like songwriting. Read more
Published on April 21 2007 by E. A Solinas
5.0 out of 5 stars I will never stop listening to this album
This album is beyond words. It is so incerdibly good that i can barely describe it
Published on Jan. 4 2006 by Neil
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection but not their best album.
This is great if you want Disarm and Bullet With Butterfly Wings on one cd but I think Mellon Collie is still the best album to buy as your first Pumpkins album. Read more
Published on June 16 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars No Mayonnaise, Rockets and Thirty-Three
Great CD for SP hardcore fans. Little disappoint that there's no song like Mayonnaise, Rockets, and thirty-three
Published on June 2 2004
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