Gish [Deluxe Edition] - Smashing Pumpkins
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38

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  1. Dec 5, 2011
    10
    First Smashing Pumpkins album is a classic! It originally came out when Nirvana's Nevermind was still in the recording studio, before all the grunge craze swept though the country. The album regrettably omitted by wider audience when released, some dumb critics even called a Nevermind rip-off. I must say it takes a while to like the album but on the flip side it's never boring listening to it. This remastered version sounds better than the original. I thought the bass and mid frequencies got better, and overall dynamics of the record are better. Also worth noting, the rare tracks are great and most of all the sound is improved compare to unauthorized releases. One regret; for some reason, the alternate version of Drown with a different solo, fades away abruptly. I wish Billy would have included a full version, even if it goes on for 15 minutes. Collapse
  2. Apr 22, 2012
    10
    Amazing music. I never can't remember the last time I couldn't stop listening to one song over and over again.
  3. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    I never gave Gish a proper listen until this deluxe edition came out and I must say, I'm very impressed. The two CDs (and one DVD) here give great variety from more familiar rock tunes to some fairly psychedelic outings. I might even enjoy the second disc more than the first thanks to all the demos, live tracks and some early Sub-Pop singles. Definitely worth a listen but for those looking for their first SP album I'd recommend Siamese Dream or Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Expand
  4. Mar 1, 2014
    10
    It arrived on the scene 4 months before Nirvana's Nevermind, but proved to be just as great. Billy Corgan's lyrics are heartfelt, and the music soars far ahead of any other indie record.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Feb 9, 2012
    78
    Two decades later ... these weighty collections still earn and own those [accolades].
  2. Jan 19, 2012
    90
    Manages the not-at-all-easy feat of sounding remarkably undated and, well, timeless. [#39, p. 72]
  3. Jan 4, 2012
    80
    No other LP is more evocative of the raw essence of the Smashing Pumpkins' unique fusions of feels than this ten track collection, by far and away the most collaborative album in their canon.... This deluxe edition of Gish is chock-a-block with quality bonus material.