When SP radically changed direction with Adore, people treated the band like they, well, died and started tuning into a new generation of seemingly wannabe artists which are already dying as well. With Machina, Billy Corgan picked himself up with some knoweledge that they were hanging by a thread, the end was near, butknew that Adore couldn't be the way they were going to leave after setting up a good following with Gish, SD, and MC. He succeeded, making this album a major comeback in more ways than one. Jimmy finally returned to the drums after the whole drug/death incident, which, in my mind shows courageousness. D'Arcy left due to some drug problems of her own but that didn't hinder the journey Cogan and company were about to take. To sum up the track layout, it was done fantasically. The Everlasting Gaze basically knocks you on your ass, Stand Inside Your Love brings hardcore listeners back to their early days, The Crying Tree of Mercury stands as one of the most depressing songs they have ever done, and Age of Innocence makes the SP's last gasp count, each lyric confessing what can't be denied with a sad honesty. This is the album to get for all the naysayers who bashed Adore.