Monday, June 25, 2012
Smashing Pumpkins - Machina/The Machines of God
I won't say that Machina/The Machines of God is up there with Mellon Collie or even Adore. Some parts of this album are boring, but some of them are good enough to be part of the Smashing Pumpkins canon if there is such a thing. "The Everlasting Gaze" and "Try Try Try" are decent songs and they, along with a couple others, should satisfy the Pumpkins faithful. The rest of the album sounds disjointed and unfocused, which isn't surprising because the band was literally falling apart during the recording of this album. Take Machina for what it is.