sounds like machina stuff, which holy shit, I wanted more of anyway. yeah there's ideas splashed around in songs they don't do anything with them. it's nice, smashing pumpkins has always had a wealth of ideas, I like to hear them.
I definitely love this album. It's got a magical quality to it, but a new kind to the old magic.
Not to say it's overtaken any of my old faves from 2000 on backwards. But it still is up there pretty high. and yes, Panopticon <3 <3 <3 <3 x infinity
This thing just kind of sucks. Is there one song where Billy doesn't use "love", "lovers", etc.? The lyrics are just so inane and a lot of the musical choices are out of place. It's frustrating because a lot of the songs have good parts or ideas or riffs (like Inkless), but they almost always find a way to screw it up. As much as I wanted to believe this was going to be great, the hype was wrong. It's the weakest Pumpkins release by a good margin.
I have 313 scrobbles for this album so far... compared with 175 for Zeitgeist since 2007. Innnteresting. Though of course there are the bonus versions of ZG, but I only play the bonus tracks off those...
Absolutely love the album.... so pleased Billy has almost freed himself of expectation (fan and personal) and legacy he created with SP in the past (i.e. Zeitgeist). He seems happier, free to create music and emote exactly the way he wants without thinking about it too much (i.e. TheFutureEmbrace)