Thursday, June 14, 2012
Smashing Pumpkins - Pisces Iscariot
Pisces Iscariot, unsurprisingly, is not as cohesive an album as the Pumpkins' first two studio releases. It's an odds and ends compilation that contains a few really good songs (like the melancholy yet sweet "Blew Away" that hints at James Iha's eventual solo greatness) and a few that tell you everything you need to know about why they didn't make the cut on the first two albums. There's enough here to satisfy Pumpkins fans, but this is not an essential album for the casual listener.