Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Virgin Records America
Release date
5 Apr 2005
Running length
28 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 2:50 307,512
2 Tonight, Tonight 4:14 789,600
3 Jellybelly 2:59 277,200
4 Zero 2:39 589,690
5 Here Is No Why 4:45 283,319
6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings 4:16 735,081
7 To Forgive 4:03 270,794
8 An Ode to No One 5:02 216,823
9 Love 4:11 239,729
10 Cupid de Locke 3:00 242,066
11 Galapogos 4:43 217,691
12 Muzzle 4:22 241,178
13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans 9:19 193,894
14 Take Me Down 3:27 201,327
1 Where Boys Fear to Tread 4:18 205,038
2 Bodies 4:11 217,466
3 Thirty-Three 4:10 275,342
4 In the Arms of Sleep 4:11 207,357
5 1979 4:22 924,747
6 Tales of a Scorched Earth 3:45 194,843
7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby 7:38 197,329
8 Stumbleine 2:50 198,668
9 X.Y.U. 8:07 162,971
10 We Only Come Out at Night 4:04 183,800
11 Beautiful 3:49 192,930
12 Lily (My One and Only) 3:19 170,833
13 By Starlight 4:46 176,961
14 Farewell and Goodnight 4:22 172,541

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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  • neodude991

    I find this album to be the best album to listen to in the tub!

    12 May 3:15am Reply
  • Sianaah

    Still think this is one of the most beautiful albums ever recorded... I just never get bored of it. They should have packed it in after though.

    4 Apr 10:10pm Reply
  • deathsdemise123

    Had this been their last album, (Like Corgan had often claimed it would be) it would be the greatest swansong in rock history. Masterpiece from beginning to end.

    4 Apr 11:44am Reply
  • AbstractedFade

    Whether or not every song is necessary is not important, but that every song represents a unique perception of an existential circumstance within this radically comprehensive, painstakingly conceived philosophy of adolescence, which elevates the displaced conditions of the targeted generation to a folkloric level in its confrontation of the teenage idealistic dreamer of meaningful nothingness with the adult social death machine of alienation and vacancy.

    27 Jan 12:44am Reply
  • TaaviChan

    Since I was introduced to this album by the song «Zero», I was expecting some hardcore music from beginning to end, but it's not like that due to its diversity. From ethereal to angst-ridden, this thing has it all! Can't wait for my next listen.

    19 Jan 11:01am Reply
  • WickedProphet

    Their best record.

    4 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    10/10 masterpiece

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • phosgene

    This record changed my life

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    Gosh this album made us depressed...and yet, we kept listening and listening.

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • RebelGlassZero

    Great album, I actually prefer the softer songs (Cupid de Locke, Lily) to the more aggressive (We Only Come Out at Night).

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • 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 2014 Reply
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  • bobo9390

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

    17 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mordwyr

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

    9 Jun 2014 Reply
  • mordwyr

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

    8 Jun 2014 Reply
  • neodude991

    Their magnum opus, simple.

    12 May 2014 Reply
  • earthcrossing

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

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Candyscar

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

    21 Feb 2014 Reply
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    31 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Manutencion

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

    13 Jan 2014 Reply
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