ALBUM REVIEW: Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy

Twenty-six years into the long and winding career of the Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan has traveled far enough down the road from that magnificent and defining opening triumvirate of albums, subsequent lineup changes and mild controversies that he’s due, nay overdue, a return to form. Every new album has drawn claims of such from hopeful fans and media yet it was only 2012’s Oceania where … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy

LIVE REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Sydney Entertainment Centre (31/07/12)

by C. Familton With a new album Oceania under his belt it feels like this is a consolidation period for Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins.  He weathered the storm of indifference to the comeback album Zeitgeist and proved he was still the master of grand themes and dreams by announcing the massive ongoing Teargarden by Kaleidyscope project. He has diverted from that to release … Continue reading LIVE REVIEW: The Smashing Pumpkins @ Sydney Entertainment Centre (31/07/12)