MELLON COLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS
Now Magazine- November 1, 1995.
Transcribed by Simon Coyle
If Smashing Pumpkins auteur Billy Corgan feels compelled to surpass the compositional feat of 1993's Siamese Dream, you'd better believe his stadium-sized rock star ego will allow him the indulgence of putting every last one of his crappy new songs on display. After wading through the two hours of markish confessional balladry and grating, pretend-angry thrashing that covers Mellon Collie's 28 tracks, it's readily apparent that maestro Corgan has spread himself too thin. The few shining moments are all but lost, sunk in the overwhelming morass of self-absorbed songwriterly sludge. No amount of clever tweaking from technical co-polluters Flood and Alan Moulder - short of cutting 16 tunes and shaving three minutes off each of the rest - can save this load from its Tusk-of-the-90s fate.
- Tim Perlich
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