Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Zwan - Mary Star of the Sea
Anyway, the best part about Mary Star of the Sea is that it sounds fresh and exciting. The last couple Pumpkins albums sounded tired and you could practically hear the band falling apart in them. For some reason the name change and the addition of some very competent friends (David Pajo of Slint, Paz Lenchantin of A Perfect Circle, and Matt Sweeney of Chavez) breathed new life into Billy Corgan. Mary Star of the Sea has some of his best songs and best performances. Zwan has become underrated since its release, which is a shame. It's a really great album that should not be forgotten or underestimated. If you ever liked Smashing Pumpkins at all, you should dig up this album.