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Smashing Pumpkins, The - Greatest Hits
Label: Virgin Records
Release: 2001

Tracklisting:
Siva
Rhinocerous
Drown
Cherb Rock
Today
Disarm
Landslide
Bullet with Butterfly Wings
1979
Zero
Tonight, Tonight
Eye
Ava Adore
Perfect
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Real Love
Untitled
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     This is a practically perfect album, a good collection of the works of The Smashing Pumpkins. The CD starts out with two very energetic songs “Siva” and “Rhinocerous”. Then continues to play various hits and fan favorites from all the former Smashing Pumpkins' CDs. The only reason that this isn’t considered to be a perfect CD is the addition of “Drown” which is a good song but not the best they ever made, and could have easily been replaced by something off of “Siamese Dream” such as "Mayonaise" or "Geek U.S.A.". Many of the songs from this Greatest Hits album are ones that received a good bit of radio play when they were released as singles from their respective CDs. I enjoy the fact that they added "Landslide" which was originally done by Fleetwood Mac and is a beautiful song. This is a wonderful CD for any true Smashing Pumpkins fan who would want Judas-O the b-side collection, and a great CD to own if you are looking to get a good amount of Smashing Pumpkins hits with out purchasing all the CDs. This is an amazing addition to any CD collection.

-Amanda
6/3/03

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Not suprisingly, this album is full of all the songs that made the pumpkins such a mainstream success. If you aren't a real serious smashing pumpkins fan but you enjoyed the good old days when disarm was played every 10 minutes on the radio, than this is your kind of CD. With early hits like Rhinoceros to more recent songs like Everlasting Gaze, this cd is definitly the difinitive hits collection. If your a big fan and you already own a lot of their CD's, 7"s, etc. than you probably have most of these songs already. But there is still good reason to buy this. The addition of Judas O, which features a lot of B-sides and rarities and the track, "untitled" which is the last recorded song by SP. This greatest hits album isn't different from any other bands, but the second cd and extra track makes it worth buying.

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The Smashing Pumpkins had hit after hit, and they never lost sight of their own morals and beliefs. I never thought they'd have a greatest hits, though.

This is a great album full of great songs, excluding songs like "Ava Adore" and "Siva," which it seems every other Pumpkinhead loves and I HATE. On the album are even some previously unreleased songs, like "Real Love" and "Untitled," both of which are absolutely great songs.

The greatest hits is especially worth it if you're able to find it including it's second disc, Judas-0. Judas-0 definitely makes the buy worth it, without a question. No matter how you look at it, this is one of the best bands ever, and here are some of their most popular songs ever. Buy it today.

The highlights:
Rhinocerous
Cherub Rock
Today
Disarm
1979
Tonight, Tonight
Perfect
The Everlasting Gaze
Stand Inside Your Love
Real Love
Untitled

The lowlights: (is that a word?)
Siva
Ava Adore


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A great overview of a great band.... long-time fans will appreciate this album for the new tracks, while people who are new to The Pumpkins will get a good idea of what the band was all about. The inclusion of "Eye" and "Drown" are great inclusions for Pumpkins fans who never get around to purchasing their respective soundtracks.

And as the previous reviewer said, the 2-disc set with the Judas O disc of b-sides is definitely the best way to go... the only problem may be finding that version anywhere.



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