Average User Score: 7.9Jun 21, 2012Oceania is an amazing record. I'm excited to see where the Pumpkins go from here. They are a tight group and they sound better than ever.Oceania is an amazing record. I'm excited to see where the Pumpkins go from here. They are a tight group and they sound better than ever. Looking forward to the ride.
My top songs ranked in order are: The Celestials, Violet Rays, My Love is WInter, The Chimera, Oceania, and Panopticon.
Celestials and Violet Rays are in a class of their own and may prove to become two of the greatest SP songs of all time. I really believe that.
I love the intricate guitar work in My Love is Winter and The Chimera.
Part I of the title track invokes some of the strongest emotions on the record. I'm hoping when they play it live on the upcoming tour they mix it up a bit (would love if they expanded Part I with an epic outro built around that chillingly spooky riff, and maybe featured Part II separately in solo acoustic form).
The transition from the verse to the chorus in Panopticon is unexpected and breathtaking.
Buy Oceania and support the band on tour! Loved hearing you guys play in NYC on release day. See you next time you're in Florida Billy, Jeff, Nicole, and Mike!… Expand