Best Smashing Pumpkins Albums

The Top Ten
1 Siamese Dream Siamese Dream Product Image

Every song here is perfection; absolutely no filler. Billy put himself under massive amounts of stress and pressure to complete this piece, but it payed off. In my opinion, it is the best album of all time, and definitely the best from the 90s.

In a time when 80's hair bands and pop rock was all that was on the radio, the Alt Rock scene was like a God send. For me, this album (this band in general) was the best I heard since The Doors, The Beatles. It was my saving Grace.

An amazing album! All the tracks perfectly flow and billy corgans vocals and lyrics are just amazing! One of the best 90's albums and one of the best alternative rock albums ever!

Literally the best album that has ever went in my ears. Whoever doesn't like this, or hasn't listened to it, they are missing out.

2 Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness Product Image

This album may have more filler than "Siamese Dream'', but overall it's just a better album. The opening piano is beautiful, and the way the album flows is perfect. You have emotional, epic orchestrated pieces like "Tonight Tonight'' and hard rocking songs like "Jellybelly'' or "Bullet with Butterfly Wings.'' This album got me through some tough times, and changed my life more than any album ever had.

Honestly preferred this album over Siamese Dream, Tonight Tonight is one of my favorite songs of all time.

I bought this on vinyl the other day for $100. Best money I have ever spent in my life.

In a tie for my favorite album ever along with nevermind.

3 Gish Gish Product Image

Very underrated to Siamese Dream but here you get the real Smashing Pumpkins sound in perfection. A timeless classic.

Siva and rhinoceros, best tracks

4 Adore Adore Product Image

This is a hated album by people. I don't get it! It's great! This is one of the most personal, delicate, and emotional albums I have ever heard, with great songs and ideas. Adore deserves more recognition.

Quite experimental but a classic if actually use your eyes

5 Machina: The Machines of God Machina: The Machines of God Product Image

So underrated, the sound of Machina was unique. But Heavy Metal Machine (great song, check it live version of 2000) deserves better production. If you look at the body of songs they had created together with Machina II, and had switched some of the fillers like the Crying Tree of Mercury and Blue Skies Bring Tears with Machina II gems like Home or Slow Dawn this would have been their best album. The singles were amazing: I of the Mourning, Stand Inside Your Love, Everlasting Gaze and Try Try Try.

6 Pisces Iscariot Pisces Iscariot Product Image

This one has to be up with gish and S Dream

Almost as good as Siamese Dream!

7 Oceania Oceania Product Image

As a Pumpkins fan, I remember loving three tracks on it: Quasar, Pale Horse and Pinwheels. The rest is so-so.

For me, it's the best SP album since Mellon Collie

Track by track back to back is amazing, this has one of my favorite smashing pumpkins songs on it "panption"

8 Zeitgeist Zeitgeist Product Image

Best Rock album of the zeroes. So what if it does not sound like the old Pumpkins. While the older records still trigger some nostalgia because they connected with the teenangst of the adolescent me, this is the record I mostly listen too because it resonates with the man I've have become and my current musical tastes.

Not as bad as many like to call it, but certainly not up there with their older material - United States and That's the way were the exceptions though.

Doomsday Clock is extremely good and could be the best track on Zeitgeist.

Best album I think post- Mellon Collie

9 Machina II / The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music

Slow Dawn (that solo! ), Home, White Spyder, Cash Car Star, Dross, Here's to the Atom Bomb, Innocence, Vanity... So many fantastic tracks! Unique in its eclecticism. Check it if you haven't done so already.

10 Monuments to an Elegy Monuments to an Elegy Product Image

This album goes back to the same sound of the Pumpkins hay day and is a progression from where Oceania left off.

Tiberius is very good, the rest is a story of what could have been... Cheesy synths drowning out monumental guitars, really?

The Contenders
11 Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 Product Image
12 Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Teargarden by Kaleidyscope Product Image
13 Greatest Hits Greatest Hits Product Image
14 Live at the Riviera Live at the Riviera Product Image
15 Siamese Singles Siamese Singles Product Image
16 Earphoria Earphoria Product Image
17 The Aeroplane Flies High The Aeroplane Flies High Product Image
18 Judas Ø Judas Ø Product Image
19 Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88
20 Bonus EP
21 Rotten Apples
22 Rarities and B-Sides
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