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#378718 - 06/18/12 09:58 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? ***** [Re: SirQuack]
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I dunno... She's got a voice almost like Pasty Cline, or maybe someone else from that era. It's bugging me though...
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#378730 - 06/18/12 11:56 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Ended up getting the Smashing Pumpkin's new album "Oceania" today and, secretly, I've been really looking forward to this release. "Oceania" feels like the Smashing Pumpkins album we've been waiting for since "Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness," but has little to do with that epic double album. Instead, "Oceania" feels like a conglomeration of the good parts from the other albums while retaining a since of melody and cohesiveness. It is both familiar and current, with pleasing surprises rather than jarring ones.

I'd say the album is most closely related to Billy Corgan's one-time project, Zwan, and their album "Mary Star of the Sea" --an album largely overlooked, but pretty darn good.

"Oceania" is not the angst-ridden, arena ready powerhouse of "Siamese Dream" but brief glimpses of those muscular guitars are present. It's a more mature album by Mr. Corgan who seems to have learned to embrace his musical past rather than try to violent rip himself away from the familiar building blocks.

I'm interested to see how the new album holds up to multiple listens, but, so far, it's like a breath of relief for Smashing Pumpkins fans of old.
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#378737 - 06/19/12 05:11 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: michael_d]
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Defintely not Margo Timmins, I didn't watch the video links you posted because I was driving but took a listen to a CD after I got home ... almost reminds me of Lucinda Williams without the twang.
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#378793 - 06/20/12 12:20 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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I clicked on the Tangerine Dream home page (see thread below) to find the upcoming concert dates a while ago and have been happily listening to the music ever since wink

Current song seems to be Angel of the West Wind, from Mysterious Gift of Mankind (but I might have song/album reversed).

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=375111#Post375111

EDIT - yep, album was Angel of the West Window and song is Mysterious Gift...


Edited by bridgman (06/20/12 12:22 AM)
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#378794 - 06/20/12 01:11 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do

Decent so far.

I also have these two CDs to listen to, but I probably won't get to them tonight:

Gotye - Making Mirrors
Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song

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#378819 - 06/20/12 11:30 AM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Ended up getting the Smashing Pumpkin's new album "Oceania" today ... so far, it's like a breath of relief for Smashing Pumpkins fans of old.

Well, that's encouraging!

Maybe they were inspired by the Silversun Pickups, who have been doing Smashing Pumpkins-style rock for a few years now, much better than the Pumpkins themselves had been doing for quite a while, as you noted.

You moonlighting as a professional record reviewer? If not, you could. wink

I may have to get that old Zwan album. I've considered it a few times. Sean, do you have Hole's Celebrity Skin? Corgan produced a few of the songs, and it has always been one of my favorite albums of that genre.
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#378832 - 06/20/12 03:17 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: SirQuack]
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Deep Purple, Slow-talking Walter (The Fire-Engine Guy)
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#378844 - 06/20/12 06:09 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Originally Posted By: CV
Gotye - Making Mirrors
Grouplove - Never Trust a Happy Song


Hey, I like them.

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#378845 - 06/20/12 06:33 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: CV]
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Gotye is amazing. He's a lone Aussie (well, with a producer) and no non-vocal sound on that recording is a live instrument. They're all samples. Track #8's lyrics wittily describe exactly what he's doing and the specific hot new studio equipment he's doing it with. Very cool. There are 2 previous CD's that are rather difficult to find. Great sounding record, too!
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#378847 - 06/20/12 06:40 PM Re: So what are ya listening to tonight? [Re: St_PatGuy]
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Originally Posted By: St_PatGuy
Ended up getting the Smashing Pumpkin's new album "Oceania" today and, secretly, I've been really looking forward to this release. "Oceania" feels like the Smashing Pumpkins album we've been waiting for since "Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness," but has little to do with that epic double album. Instead, "Oceania" feels like a conglomeration of the good parts from the other albums while retaining a since of melody and cohesiveness. It is both familiar and current, with pleasing surprises rather than jarring ones.

I'd say the album is most closely related to Billy Corgan's one-time project, Zwan, and their album "Mary Star of the Sea" --an album largely overlooked, but pretty darn good.

"Oceania" is not the angst-ridden, arena ready powerhouse of "Siamese Dream" but brief glimpses of those muscular guitars are present. It's a more mature album by Mr. Corgan who seems to have learned to embrace his musical past rather than try to violent rip himself away from the familiar building blocks.

I'm interested to see how the new album holds up to multiple listens, but, so far, it's like a breath of relief for Smashing Pumpkins fans of old.



Thanks for that, Sean. It's great that you took the time to think about it and write about it. I hate Billy Corgan, so your insight meant nothing to me, but I enjoyed reading your review anyway.

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