|1. Cherub Rock|
|8. Geek U.S.A.|
|12. Sweet Sweet|
It has some of the band's biggest singles on it... The inspirational, (somewhat) uplifting "Today", the loud, melodic "Cherub Rock", and the acoustic favourite "Disarm", complete with dramatic bells and strings in the background. Also the lesser-known "Rocket", a decent song that kind of goes on pleasantly, with a dramatic ending ("I will be free!")
However the strength of this album is not just its singles, but almost all of the songs are excellent, or at the very least pretty good, and some of these album tracks should be considered "up there" with the band's best-known songs.
There's the rocking "Geek U.S.A." with one crazy guitar solo in it; "Mayonnaise" which is a nice softer, melodic song; and the ABSOLUTE highlight of the album, "Soma".
This song has got to be the VERY BEST thing Billy Corgan did. It starts off with an absolutely dreamy delay-and-reverb soaked clean electric guitar, then the gentle, depressing verse comes in "Nothing left to say/nothing left to do/but run away from you." The song progresses further, then quiets... then... BAM! The distorted guitar kicks in with such appropriate force it blows the mind. This song has the best, most personal, heartbreaking lyrics Billy ever wrote about a failed relationship, and also one of his very best guitar solos EVER (it was played with a bow!).Read more ›
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