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Smashing Pumpkins: Adore

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, June 1998

BILLY CORGAN certainly had his work cut out for him after 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. That multi-multi-platinum double CD turned more than a few sceptical heads, including this writer’s. To these battered ears, the bludgeoning Pearlgarden fuzz of Gish (1991) and Siamese Dream (1993) was merely a cover for drone and bluster - for a poor man’s Cobain. So the cornucopia that was Mellon Collie, with its many and varied treasures, proved a near-conversion experience.

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