Review: Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’ is Infinite, Sad

Review: Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’ is Infinite, Sad
Twenty-five years later, the earth is still reeling from the spectacle of Smashing Pumpkins’ early Nineties triumph, a keening feedback-drenched rainbow that melded dream-pop gauze and arena rock bluster, Joy Division emotions and Cheap Trick aspirations. Generations of zeros-turned-heroes followed after 1993’s Technicolor guitar-army bubblegum Siamese Dream, 1995’s bloated but pointed teenage symphony to angst Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and even 1998’s less-heralded techno-gloomster Adore. You can still hear them in arena spaceboys like Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars, alterna-poppers like Tame Impala, Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Grimes,
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