So much for concerts. Last year, I indicated a desire to review more albums in my post “Top 10 Albums Reviewed in 2019” which covered those released in 2019 and older records. That’s how few albums I generally reviewed during … Continue reading Top 10 Best Albums of 2020
The Smashing Pumpkins released their 11th studio album today, the ambitious 20-song double-album Cyr that departs a bit from the band’s core alternative rock roots to employ softer guitar chords while embracing a heavier reliance on synthesizers and drum machine … Continue reading Album Review: Smashing Pumpkins – Cyr
What a difference nearly 20 years makes. Plus having the original supporting cast helps. At least most of the supporting cast. At any rate, the Smashing Pumpkins seem to have found a new direction with three of the four original … Continue reading Album Review: Smashing Pumpkins – Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun.
Three hours. More than three hours of Smashing Pumpkins. You know the show has gone on a bit too long when people leave before your most popular song gets played and certainly when nearly half the arena files out afterwards. … Continue reading Concert Review: A Shiny But Oh So Long Night with Smashing Pumpkins in Portland