I must admit, this cd really is a mess. Some songs are very awfully written, lets face it, Heavy Metal Machine is a cluttered up song that is distorted beyond all recognition, and ten seconds after the song The Crying Tree Of Mercury comes on, I just feel the urge to SKIP to the next track. Try, Try, Try is sort of catchy, but after awhile, it gets seriously annoying....Now, all the bad is out of the way.
The cd however is the best produced ever from the Pumpkins, everywhere, there is distortion that is well placed, and a hellova lot of synth. These songs wouldn't have been as good without their prodcution, The Everlasting Gaze wouldn't have rocked as hard, and Age Of Innocence wouldn't have had it's charm. Raindrops And Sunshowers, has one catchy beat to it, but however, has a chorus that repeats over and over and etc... Stand Inside Your Love is one of the best songs the Pumpkins have ever released, I Of The Mourning as well, with it's climax that it builds to. Some songs recall Adore, The Sacred And Profane. Also, Glass And The Ghost Children is without doubt the weirdest song that Corgan and crew have released, very interesting lyrics. This cd's strength lies in the lyrics, they always leave you wondering "what is this thing all about? who or what is MACHINA??? how do the lyrics relate to it?" it is a very tough album to crack.