‘Oceania’ Album Review | Smashing Pumpkins | Needle Magazine

To say that The Smashing Pumpkins helped define an era would not only be an understatement, but also incomplete; when their game-changing new album, Oceania, releases on June 19th, it’s very likely that the nineties were only the first era that they’ll help to define. For the first time in a decade, singer/songwriter Billy Corgan truly has the floor, but he’s not the man that many may remember; in a recent interview with Johnny Firecloud for antiquiet.com, he describes himself as a “weirdo that won’t go away”, and more himself than he’s ever been before. Given The Pumpkin’s massive success almost twenty years ago, few musicians could have more right to nostalgia than Corgan, yet not in this album nor in his interviews does he indulge in it. Screen shot 2015-06-21 at 3.19.42 PM

Smashing Pumpkins – Needle Magazine – Emily Trace


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