Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Label
Virgin Records America
Release date
5 Apr 2005
Running length
28 tracks
Running time
123:42

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 2:50 292,028
2 Tonight, Tonight 4:14 761,224
3 Jellybelly 2:59 267,082
4 Zero 2:39 568,604
5 Here Is No Why 4:45 273,424
6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings 4:16 703,411
7 To Forgive 4:03 261,006
8 An Ode to No One 5:02 208,588
9 Love 4:11 231,279
10 Cupid de Locke 3:00 231,709
11 Galapogos 4:43 209,597
12 Muzzle 4:22 232,908
13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans 9:19 186,736
14 Take Me Down 3:27 194,482
1 Where Boys Fear to Tread 4:18 198,200
2 Bodies 4:11 210,315
3 Thirty-Three 4:10 265,729
4 In the Arms of Sleep 4:11 200,755
5 1979 4:22 877,503
6 Tales of a Scorched Earth 3:45 188,580
7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby 7:38 191,012
8 Stumbleine 2:50 192,561
9 X.Y.U. 8:07 157,118
10 We Only Come Out at Night 4:04 178,138
11 Beautiful 3:49 187,234
12 Lily (My One and Only) 3:19 165,424
13 By Starlight 4:46 171,409
14 Farewell and Goodnight 4:22 167,194

About this album

Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is the third album by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on October 24, 1995 on Virgin Records. Produced by Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Flood and Alan Moulder, the 28-track album was released as a two-disc CD and triple LP. Flood and Moulder had previously worked with Nine Inch Nails to produce 1994’s The Downward Spiral.

Led by the single “Bullet with Butterfly Wings”, the album debuted at number one on the Billboard charts, a first for the group. The album spawned four more singles over the course of 1996 and has been certified nine times platinum.

Praised by critics for its ambition and scope, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness earned the band seven Grammy Award nominations in 1997. The album was voted the 29th greatest album of all time in 1998 by Q magazine readers. In 2003, the album was ranked number 487 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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  • AChanceToTurnIt

    Those last five songs create my own little secret space to crawl/nestle into at the back of this album. Anyone feel like that about the last songs on other albums? They're dark, underneath. But covered by a surface of....i dunno, cute? lullabyish? It's too beautiful to describe. Some people consider the songs like We Only Come Out at Night, Beautiful, or Lily to be the childish, unnecessary "filler" on this album. So sadly wrong. Look again. Lily's my favorite btw...

    11 Aug 9:08pm Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    Masterpiece.

    20 Jul 12:00pm Reply
  • bobo9390

    v meh, to each their own. But I tend to be turned off from music that ISN't angsty and juvenile.

    17 Jun 9:18pm Reply
  • mordwyr

    Meh. Just too juvenile and angsty for my tastes. Deleted.

    9 Jun 2:16am Reply
  • mordwyr

    Just skipped past metal retards Kvelertak on my Walkman and got to this album. Wow! Actual singing. Yes, please!

    8 Jun 11:03pm Reply
  • neodude991

    Their magnum opus, simple.

    12 May 2:42am Reply
  • earthcrossing

    Bought it on CD in 1995 and it IS still my fave album of all time :)

    11 Apr 1:22am Reply
  • Candyscar

    Brought it on Double Casette 26th Decemeber 1995, and it still remains one of my fav all time albums

    21 Feb 9:42pm Reply
  • donkukis

    WHAT FILLERS?

    31 Jan 7:23pm Reply
  • Manutencion

    debieron incluir "infinite sadness" entre las 28 canciones del disco.

    13 Jan 2:35am Reply
  • fabduchi

    un disco doble muy complicado, pero vale la pena escucharlo siempre cada año!

    9 Jan 9:02am Reply
  • TylerSymes

    @StucknReverse What songs would you remove?

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • sentenza338

    Huh? but it IS one of the greatest alternative rock albums of all time

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • zevers

    @StucknReverse: I'm still looking for those fillers but can't find them anywhere

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • nevershoutn

    one of the most complete albums ever made

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • KoromoAmae

    Still think this is the band's best album. Not much filler IMO.

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • StucknReverse

    Mabye if billy kicked a few songs off and dropped the whole double album idea, Mellon Collie would probably be considered as one of the greatest alternative rock albums of all time, sadly a shitload of fillers kind of got in the way of that...

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aaron1591

    I have this album. Its cool and all but i dont like it as much as gish or siamese dream

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Gaffes

    Musically is not at the levels of Siamese Dream, probably because is too long... Even though there are very beautiful songs the band's masterpiece is Siamese Dream.

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
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