Siamese Dream [Deluxe Edition]

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  • Artist(s): Billy Corgan, James Iha, D'Arcy
  • Summary: The deluxe edition of the remastered second album for the Smashing Pumpkins includes a disc of unreleased/rare tracks and a DVD of a 1993 concert at Chicago's The Metro.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    100
    The meticulously constructed cathedrals of guitar sounds on Siamese Dream--so clean and melodic, yet also heavy-make the album more comparable to A Night At The Opera or Boston than Nevermind or Vs.
  2. Dec 14, 2011
    100
    The bonus CD makes it alarmingly clear that the Pumpkins could have assembled another cracking album from the Siamese Dream castoffs before embarking on the road to Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)...The new editions of Gish and Siamese Dream (especially Siamese Dream, which handily outclasses its companion release in all areas) are sumptuous reminders of the heights the group once attained back when it had everything to prove and nothing to lose.
  3. Under The Radar
    Jan 19, 2012
    100
    Manages the not-at-all-easy feat of sounding remarkably undated and, well, timeless. [#39, p. 72]
  4. Nov 29, 2011
    93
    These lovingly remastered and richly expanded editions of the Smashing Pumpkins 1991 debut Gish and 1993's mainstream breakthrough Siamese Dream soundly prove that the band's place in rock history is firmly cemented.
  5. Nov 29, 2011
    88
    They were unadulterated shredders, too, as Capitol's extensive reissues of Siamese Dream (1993) and its predecessor, Gish (1991), remind us in bountiful fashion.
  6. Jan 4, 2012
    80
    There is nary a pair of finer testaments to the purity of the original SP sound than the group's first two albums, both of which have been beautifully remastered and generously expanded [here].
  7. Dec 6, 2011
    70
    Although this is a fantastic looking package, it really doesn't strike me as a particularly essential addition to the Smashing Pumpkins canon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. May 9, 2014
    10
    I heard this album a few days ago and immediately became a fan
    is simply wonderful, it's AGM that always makes you want to hear more
    heavy,
    I heard this album a few days ago and immediately became a fan
    is simply wonderful, it's AGM that always makes you want to hear more
    heavy, disturbed and attractive
    as they say, problems are compensated with good records like this
    smashing pumpkins rocks
    I never wonder which an album like that would become my favorite in so little time
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  2. Jan 31, 2012
    10
    A very properly Deluxe Edition. Fresh and blunt riffs and unrepeatable tunes, the 13 tracks of the albums works as catchy as evocative. TheA very properly Deluxe Edition. Fresh and blunt riffs and unrepeatable tunes, the 13 tracks of the albums works as catchy as evocative. The 2nd CD proves the Pumpkins were in a state of grace that could reach never again after 90 's. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2011
    10
    Just beautiful. Simply one of the best deluxe editions I've had the pleasure of owning. Of course, the original album is flawless: itJust beautiful. Simply one of the best deluxe editions I've had the pleasure of owning. Of course, the original album is flawless: it continues to be one of my very favorites of all time, even after hundreds of listens. The songs, Butch's production, Billy's lyrics, the flow, and that legendary bumble bee guitar tone are undeniable. And, thank the lord, the 2011 remastered edition sounds even better than ever. It's a huge improvement over the other recent re-releases that are unfortunate casualties of the loudness war (Pearl Jam's "Ten", and Nirvana's "Nevermind" instantly come to mind). The quiets are quiet, and the louds are loud, as they were meant to be. The bonus disc is filled with interesting tracks that help build an understanding into the making of SD. Bedroom demos, rehearsal demos, and alternate recordings are a pleasure for diehard fans. The live DVD is well filmed, sounds great, and features an outstanding performance by SP. The packaging is beautiful, including postcards for each track, insightful liner notes, and a beautiful holographic re-imagining of the cover art. This is a release that is essential for Pumpkins fans, a deluxe edition that does justice to the iconic album. Expand
  4. May 3, 2017
    10
    "Siamese Dream" has to go down as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. I do prefer it's follow up MCATIS which has a wider range of"Siamese Dream" has to go down as one of the greatest rock albums of all time. I do prefer it's follow up MCATIS which has a wider range of styles and the songs are more focused but overall this record is as close to flawless as you can get. The remastered version is worth getting, there is a very noticeable improvement in the sound when listened next to the original. I have always felt that while the quiet/loud dynamics worked in terms of song structures, the contrasts were too extreme from a mastering point of view and this has been fixed. The sound quality is amazing and the extra disc of material is great for the hardcore SP fans. If I'm to pick holes I think some of the songs are overly long and the production and mix don't allow you to hear the amazing intricacies of the guitar work on the record (the latter point has been addressed to a huge extend on the remastered version). Today, Cherub Rock and Disarm are up there with some of the best rock singles to have ever been released but the great thing about this record is the albums tracks are just as good and in some cases better. Luna, Geek USA, Mayonaise and Soma would all get on any of the great rock albums from the 90's. Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2013
    10
    I'm a rookie when it comes to truly appreciating music, but this band and this album have entirely changed the way I perceive music. I came toI'm a rookie when it comes to truly appreciating music, but this band and this album have entirely changed the way I perceive music. I came to discover how many layers music can have and I found out that music can reduce you to tears when you listen to it at the right time. The powerful and still unique sound of this album remain unmatched by any other, OK Computer by Radiohead being my second at a 9.5.

    Rating a ten is something I rarely do. Reviewers, both professionals and amateurs, tend to give them out way too quickly. For me, a ten matches pure perfection. And that's what this album is. Perfection.
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  6. Sep 4, 2012
    10
    Easily the greatest album of all time.
  7. Jan 8, 2012
    0
    this album is rubbish, i dont get what the fuss is about. The first song is ok but the rest are just really boring and nothing happens
    i
    this album is rubbish, i dont get what the fuss is about. The first song is ok but the rest are just really boring and nothing happens
    i preferred their older stuff
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