Masterpiece Reviews: The Smashing Pumpkins – “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” Pt. 2

Our celebration of this grand double-album continues with a look at its second half

Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

Continuing our celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, host Justin Gerber now dives into the second half of the brilliant 1995 double album. Known as Twilight to Starlight, this half included the singles “1979” and “Thirty-Three”, along with deeper cuts “Through The Eyes Of Ruby” and “Tales Of A Scorched Earth.”

Mellon Collie, which followed the success of the Pumpkins previous release Siamese Dream, would further push the band into the outer stratosphere of rock stardom. The album earned the band seven Grammy nominations including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 1997, and cemented their status as one of the best rock bands of the 90s. ICYMI, revisit the first half of this episode during which Justin dusts off the album’s A-side.

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