Metascore
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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. A world-class band giving away more than an hour of strong material is historic in and of itself, but Machina II also holds up artistically. Purportedly drawn from the Adore and MACHINA sessions, the disc reflects Corgan's obsession with dream-pop, Cure- and Depeche Mode-styled synth-Goth, and glam-tinged heavy metal. But Machina II is not only far more cohesive than the sprawling double-album Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, but tighter than the initial MACHINA.
  2. It would be extremely easy to dismiss this album as Billy simply taking out the accumulated garbage of the past couple years. It would be easy, that is, if it didn't almost redeem the Pumpkins.... This album features an abundance of tracks that throw the deficiencies of their previous record into even sharper relief.
  3. As both a high-class artifact and a gift to a loyal fan base, Machina II is a welcome winner.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
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  1. Jun 22, 2012
    10
    its for free and its good stuff, what more do you want? :D songs such as go, vanity, cash car star are some of my fave smashing pumpkinsits for free and its good stuff, what more do you want? :D songs such as go, vanity, cash car star are some of my fave smashing pumpkins tunes, and they didnt even get a proper release. all fans of the pumpkins and fans of good alternative rock should give this a look you wont regret it Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2012
    8
    One of the first if not the first free albums to be distributed online some 7 years before Radiohead grabbed headlines for doing the sameOne of the first if not the first free albums to be distributed online some 7 years before Radiohead grabbed headlines for doing the same thing. I often forget this record when thinking about SP records as I don't have a physical release of it and also because it's hard to distinguish which tracks belong to the EP's and what is the actual album. I'm really looking forward to its remastering and physical release as part of a double album package with Machina I next year. Like all SP records, it's a long one and while it doesn't have many songs that sound like hit singles, it has some of their best work on it. For anyone who's not heard it - go download it somewhere. It's a very good record. It's hard to believe Virgin refused to release it. Idiots! The Machina double album is without doubt going to be the most anticipated Pumpkins reissue. Full Review »
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    9
    Simply an amazing record. The atmosphere and production of this album are spot on. Perhaps their most energetic, industrious release to date.Simply an amazing record. The atmosphere and production of this album are spot on. Perhaps their most energetic, industrious release to date. Cannot wait to hear its remastered version. Full Review »