"Instead they shortened the songs and went with a more radio-friendly sound." WTF? Seriously, there are far more long tracks on the next few albums than this... I don't even know where to begin with how insane this statement is. Gish is literally the shortest album with the shortest tracks. And they were never more or less radio friendly, they just were.
aahhh this is just too good, speaks to me like only few records can. i never had the effort to get to know the other pumpkins records properly, it just feels like this one is already enough for what they could do for me..
If your an old SP fan, this is the #1 album. If your just getting into SP, I can see why people wouldn't rate this their best. There's so much depth in Bimmy & Jimmy's playing (Double Dragon?) on the early albums that I wish they expanded on that more. Instead they shortened the songs and went with a more radio-friendly sound.
In addition to being a good/great album, it's also excellently produced. Apparently it only cost $20,000 to make... which was pretty god damn impressive back then. Compare that to the new Chili Peppers album, for example: loudness war'd to death, probably cost like half a million to make and it sounds like shit.