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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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 2:50 299,437
2 Tonight, Tonight 4:14 774,417
3 Jellybelly 2:59 271,989
4 Zero 2:39 578,754
5 Here Is No Why 4:45 278,149
6 Bullet With Butterfly Wings 4:16 718,243
7 To Forgive 4:03 265,693
8 An Ode to No One 5:02 212,517
9 Love 4:11 235,308
10 Cupid de Locke 3:00 236,941
11 Galapogos 4:43 213,455
12 Muzzle 4:22 236,857
13 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans 9:19 190,182
14 Take Me Down 3:27 197,738
1 Where Boys Fear to Tread 4:18 201,412
2 Bodies 4:11 213,671
3 Thirty-Three 4:10 270,208
4 In the Arms of Sleep 4:11 203,920
5 1979 4:22 900,345
6 Tales of a Scorched Earth 3:45 191,553
7 Thru the Eyes of Ruby 7:38 193,982
8 Stumbleine 2:50 195,439
9 X.Y.U. 8:07 159,835
10 We Only Come Out at Night 4:04 180,844
11 Beautiful 3:49 189,977
12 Lily (My One and Only) 3:19 167,965
13 By Starlight 4:46 173,943
14 Farewell and Goodnight 4:22 169,685

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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  • WickedProphet

    Their best record.

    4 Dec 12:06pm Reply
  • Funky-Shit-

    10/10 masterpiece

    5 Nov 1:41am Reply
  • phosgene

    This record changed my life

    2 Nov 8:53pm Reply
  • menswear2112

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

    15 Oct 2:35pm 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 11:07pm 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 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
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