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MACHINA/The Machines of God
by The Smashing Pumpkins

 
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Overview

Track Listing

1 Everlasting Gaze, The
2 Raindrops & Sunshowers
3 Stand Inside Your Love
4 I of the Mourning
5 Sacred and Profane, The
6 Try, Try, Try
7 Heavy Metal Machine
8 This Time
9 Imploding Voice, The
10 Glass and the Ghost Children
11 Wound
12 Crying Tree of Mercury, The
13 With Every Light
14 Blue Skies Bring Tears
15 Age of Innocence

Genre: Rock & Pop
 
Details
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: February 2000
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Flood; Billy Corgan
  • Engineer: Howard Willing; Bjorn Thorsrud
 
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (3/16/00, pp.71-2) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...The songs go back to the basics of would-be hit singles: riffs, hooks, bridges, choruses....Guitars rule...[and Jimmy] Chamberlain's drums stand shoulder to shoulder with the guitars....the music surges forward once again..."

Spin (3/00, pp.145-6) - 7 out of 10 - "...right away on MACHINA, [the group] is rocking again...hurtling forward within that patented dreamy gauze....it's quite a tripartite structure: Commerce, Craft, and Coloring. A road that forks 3 ways..."

Q (4/00, pp.84-5) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Billy Corgan is miserable as sin and functioning perfectly well....a wonderful rock album....a near perfect synthesis of MELLON COLLIE's rock power and ADORE's finesse..."

Alternative Press (3/00, p.94) - 3 out of 5 - "...the audio-verite diary of the past few years....a much more fully realized version of ADORE....There's plenty of noise-soak to go around during the wilder moments, and enough soft lyrical sentiment for high-school couples..."

CMJ (2/28/00, p.3) - "...a beacon in a dark night for music fans disheartened by the inevitable re-dumbing-down of pop music....a lethal missive from a band that continues to remain true to itself..."

Melody Maker (3/7/00, p.46) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Now that the Pumpkins have sieved out all the repellent grunge effluent from their songs, it suits the music perfectly....[They] are at their best undercutting their rock with beautiful poignancy....Let it consume you."

Mojo (Publisher) (3/00, p.98) - "...packed with Corgan's familiar ruminations, and further cements the band's position as post-grunge 'ubermeisters'....[MACHINA] settles onto an essentially nu-metal tack, while making some entertaining detours along the way..."

NME (Magazine) (2/26/00, p.36) - 6 out of 10 - "...a bloody, self-flagellating atonement for Corgan's prior assertion that rock was dead....grand, ambitious [and] immense..."

 
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