I bought this album twice, as the first copy was stolen. I couldn't do without the moments of brilliance, despite the weaker points. I saw billy when he toured for this, which was great. I can't say the same for "The Smashing Pumpkins" since then. Only a decent song here and there. *Sigh*
He was going forward with this album and then he reverted back. Why? Money over Art?  Exactly. Returning as The Smashing Pumpkins was a retreat. He is always going on about how nostalgia is a death move, yet he did exactly that. He should have stuck with his solo career, then there would be less negativity around him.