Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Smashing Pumpkins - American Gothic













From their angst driven songs of the 90's, to their comeback album Zeitgeist (that showed a more hopeful outlook on life), the Smashing Pumpkins have given fans plenty of music to rock out to. Recently, an EP was released by them titled American Gothic. This 4 song EP shows a different side of the Pumpkins, as the songs are mostly acoustic. Yes, its style is toned down a bit compared to tracks like Tarantula or United States, but it still has that Pumpkins feel to it. Billy Corgan haunts each track with his poetic lyrics and trademark voice. As much as people like to put artists in boxes, thinking they've gotten them figured out, American Gothic shows that the Pumpkins are a band you can't quite pin down.

Track Listing for American Gothic:
1. The Rose March
2. Again, Again, Again (The Crux)
3. Pox
4. Sunkissed

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