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Machina: The Machines of God

Smashing PumpkinsAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (678 customer reviews)

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listen  1. The Everlasting GazeThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:00$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Raindrops + SunshowersThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Stand Inside Your LoveSmashing Pumpkins 4:14$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. I Of The MourningThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:37$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Sacred And ProfaneThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:22$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Try, Try, TrySmashing Pumpkins 5:09$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Heavy Metal MachineThe Smashing Pumpkins 5:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  8. This TimeThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. The Imploding VoiceThe Smashing Pumpkins 4:24$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Glass And The Ghost ChildrenThe Smashing Pumpkins 9:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. WoundThe Smashing Pumpkins 3:58$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. The Crying Tree Of MercuryThe Smashing Pumpkins 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. With Every LightThe Smashing Pumpkins 3:56$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Blue Skies Bring TearsThe Smashing Pumpkins 5:45$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen15. Age Of InnocenceThe Smashing Pumpkins 3:55$1.29  Buy MP3 


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The Smashing Pumpkins were one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the 1990s, mostly thanks to the success of second and third albums Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. At the height of their fame they guest-starred in a memorable episode of The Simpsons.

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  • Audio CD (February 29, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B000042OI4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (678 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,619 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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With the doubters hovering round his band following the rock-is-dead pronouncement that preceded the flawed electronic dabblings of Adore, Machina finds Billy Corgan desperate to prove everyone, not least himself, wrong. On their fifth album, the Pumpkins attempt to reclaim the higher ground they dominated with the peerless Siamese Dream and the sprawling 28-track opus Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. As a result, they hit the ground running on Machina, exploding into life with "The Everlasting Gaze" and its firestorm of guitars and heavy metaphysical thunder. There are some quintessential Pumpkins moments here, notably "Stand Inside Your Love," which soars away on a spiraling guitar solo, and "Try, Try, Try," which taps into Corgan's ever-present melancholy. At 73 minutes long, Machina overstays its welcome, beginning to flag, ironically, at the self-aggrandizing "Heavy Metal Machine." No matter--the Pumpkins have made their point with brutal grace. --Mike Pattenden

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2000 album from this Al-Rock band led by Billy Corgan.

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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PUMPKINS AIM FOR LONGEVITY May 27, 2000
By Knyte
Format:Audio CD
Let me preface this review: I am more of a Pop/R&B/Hip Hop fan, HOWEVER, don't count me out just yet. Back in 1994, certain acts grabbed my attention because I found the music to be fresh and new. They included Candlebox, Live, Weezer, Soundgarden, Nirvana and of course, my `other' favorite, (besides Stone Temple Pilots), the Smashing Pumpkins.
The album, `Siamese Dream' was ruling the airwaves and MTV with songs like "Disarm", "Today", "Rocket" and even "Mayonaise". I liked the whole album and declared it to be good music. Then came `Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness' and I was instantly attracted to two songs my first listen: "1979" and "Tonight, Tonight". Although Billy Corgan can scream with the rest of the rockers, I prefer his softer voice - it's a unique style of singing that blends well with the band - and I think that's what made `Siamese Dream' such an enjoyable listen.
But you want to know about `Machina: The Machines Of God'. Well after a few listens, I hereby declare this album a worthy buy. Is it a `Siamese Dream' in my opinion? No, but it demonstrates musical growth. The album opens up on a strong note with "Everlasting Gaze", a rock track not unlike "Bullet With Butterfly Wings". Lyrically, "Stand Inside Your Love", is the album's most intense statement with lines like `Who wouldn't be the one you love and live for, who wouldn't stand inside your love and die for?". Sonically, "I of the Mourning" makes for a great listen and so does "Try, Try, Try" and "This Time". The other great rock track on here is "Heavy Metal Machine" with its furious, stomping bass line. One of my favorite songs on this album is "Wound".
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everywhere you are - is everywhere you've been March 22, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Machina / The Machines of God finds the Smashing Pumpkins returning to the familiar territory of beautiful, emotional rock n' roll. Although I personally love Adore and think it stands as a beautiful, artistic album, Machina returns to the Pumpkins old territory, and it is DAMN good. One of the best rock albums I've heard in a long time, in fact.
The album rocks. The opening track, "The Everlasting Gaze", is a stunningly brutal and powerful Pumpkins track, and one of their most straight-ahead rock songs. The spoken word segue in the middle is excellent and unexpected. "Raindrops + Sunshowers" reminds me a little of Adore but more rock-oriented, very nice. "Stand Inside Your Love" is a brilliant, uplifting song. "I of the Mourning" is superb and catchy. "The Sacred and Profane" is beautiful and almost hypnotic. "Try, Try, Try" is slower and more peaceful.
"Heavy Metal Machine" is a firestorm of guitar thunder and fury, yet it remains very melodic and has some truly great lyrics. "This Time" is one of the album's highlights. "The Imploding Voice", from which the title of this review is taken, is one of my favorite songs on the album, and a bit different. "Glass and the Ghost Children" is truly haunting (kind of in the vein of the Pixies "Where is my Mind?"). "Wound" is a bit calmer, very good. "The Crying Tree of Mercury" is also haunting and reminds me of "Tear" from Adore. "With Every Light" is very catchy and a great song. "Blue Skies Bring Tears" is one of the album's oddest songs, being slower and more distorted.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A mature album for the mature music fan March 6, 2000
Format:Audio CD
When Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness emerged on the scene in 1995, it was an album for the masses, and the stellar record sales are highly indicative of that. But now, with the release of MACHINA, the Pumpkins have released an opus that transcends the "songs-for-the-masses" genre. While including songs that are ripe for radio "abuse", this album is more about musicality and growth, than about selling millions of records.
It begins (somewhat deceivingly) with the familiar riff of "Everlasting Gaze", and sets the record off into the stratosphere, but quickly returns to earth with "Raindrops" and "Stand Inside Your Love" which probe the melodic abilities of Billy's voice. The album continues to amaze with the beautiful melodies contained within "I Of The Mourning" and "The Sacred and Profane", and just when the album appears to be falling asleep with "Try, Try, Try", it spiral back into the outer atmosphere with "Heavy Metal Machine", an ode to the power chord. The rest of the album effectively returns the listener to the ground softly, with songs that are ripe with mysterious lyrics and melody lines that are reminiscent of the "prog-rock" of the 1970s. But, before the album closes, "Age of Innocence" reasserts that the Pumpkins are still the monarchs of deep, dark, brooding rock.
While this album will not necessarily appeal to the fanbase that is defined by the Mellon Collie period, it allows the band to flex a stylistic muscle and metamorphosize into an even better band, both musically and lyrically.
A must have for anybody that is tired of the status quo that has so dominated the airwaves for the past few years.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars End of an era
I'm a little biased as I love this band. There are quite a few songs on this album that are sadly overlooked.
Published 6 months ago by Randall S. Harrison
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome cd
great cd and worth buying if you are old like me and like cds and hate this new mp3 garbage that has ruined the face of the music industry these days. lol
Published 14 months ago by Jason Kilgore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
This album is underrated. I believe it is better than Siamese Dream; the songs are very modern, and songwriting is excellent. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Geoffrey Searson
5.0 out of 5 stars Severely Underrated.
Let me say first that I've always been one of those people who thought Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie were hands down the best album the Pumpkins have ever put out. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Schism206
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great one by the pumpkins
This album is a little more obscure than normal, but it also has beautiful melodies that you will surely like.
Published 19 months ago by tunesmoker
4.0 out of 5 stars Its Ok
If you dont know about smashing pumpkins and are a first time buyer and this is your first album by them..please dont judge the rest of their material from this album.
Published 21 months ago by johnny .d. mills Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars a decent pumpkins album
Machina is one of the finest albums from smashing pumpkins.this is a guitar driven album and is a must have for rock fans.
Published on July 25, 2012 by Rohit R
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Wow, this was my first Amazon purchase - back in 2000. This album has seriously been out for 12 years??? Read more
Published on May 15, 2012 by dubz_reasons
4.0 out of 5 stars No Mellon Collie type of album, but still worth the money
As a Smashing Pumpkins fan, I am obligated to state that I enjoyed this album very much from the time I purchased it. Read more
Published on February 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than history gives it credit for.
I was always a fan of the Smashing Pumpkins and thought they could do no wrong, but after the step down that is known as Adore, my interest in them waned. Read more
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