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  • Band members: 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.
Score distribution:
  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. 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: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Apr 13, 2012
    10
    This is there best album or second best either way it is amazing all the songs are great they are just either songs you jam to or songs you can just think about the world and space out into a true musical nirvana which is siamese dream Expand
  2. Feb 19, 2012
    10
    With some fantastic demos this is an essential offering from The Smashing Pumpkins, and thankfully one which doesn't lose quality of sound in its remastering. Whilst not my favourite offering by them by far, the standard of work here will remain unreachable for the majority of bands. Expand
  3. Nov 29, 2011
    10
    After fully exploring this package, I had no choice but to review it. This Deluxe Edition is getting my first and probably only 10. Siamese Dream DE is the DE that all should be based on. The original album touched up sounds better then ever. The second disc which features unreleased tracks, outtakes, mixes and demos, is the real attraction for the hardcore Pumpkins fan. Also included are the other things that CD's are required to have to sell, always welcome. A must have for all SP fans. 10/10. Collapse
  4. May 18, 2012
    10
    Has to go down as one of the greatest rock ablums of all time. I do prefer it's follow up MCATIS but this is as close to flawless as you can get. The remastered version is even better than the original. The sound quality is amazing and the extra disc of material is great for the hardcore SP fans. 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 case better. Luna, Geek USA, Mayonaise and Soma would all get on any rock album from the 90's Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2012
    10
    Easily the greatest album of all time.
  6. 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: 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
  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
    preferred their older stuff Expand

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