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Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (Reissue)

John Calvert, The Quietus, 6 December 2011

FOR ALL its resonance amongst the youth of the day, the voice of grunge was old before its time and world-weary. Although their chagrin and angst centred on teenage preoccupations, Cobain, Vedder, Staley, Lanegan and co. were ancient beings with none of punk's innocence or naivety; an impression compounded by the genre's sonorous, time-worn vocal style.

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