The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina: The Machines Of God
Typically, Billy Corgan incorporates plenty of religious and perils-of-fame imagery. He declares himself as a rock messiah within the swirling miasma of 'Heavy Metal Machine' and seeks to find redemption in an unrequited relationship on the keening dirge 'Crying Tree of Mercury'.
Although songs such as 'The Everlasting Gaze' and 'The Imploding Voice' grind along with NIN-like efficiency, Corgan still provides plenty of pleasantly melodic moments. 'Try, Try, Try,' 'The Sacred and Profane' and 'Wound' find the nasally frontman putting together ethereal sounding pop songs propelled by gentle rhythms and dreamy electronic nuances.
Release Date : 20 Feb 2000