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Greatest Hits (W/2 New Tracks) Best of


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  • Audio CD (Nov. 20 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00005RGFU
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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2001 collection from the Alt-Rockers. Includes the hits 'Rhinoceros', '1979', 'Zero', 'Today' and many more.

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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on Dec 2 2004
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 21 2007
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 16 2004
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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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