Best Smashing Pumpkins Albums

The Top Ten

1 Siamese Dream

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.

In my opinion, the best rock album of all time. The quality in production, the quality in lyrics, and the quality in sound - all 10/10.

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.

Mayonaise, Today, Disarm, Cherub Rock, Soma, Geek USA, Spaceboy, need I go on? It’s a fantastic album. One of my favorites!

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2 Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness

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.

One of the best albums ever created.

Best Alternative Rock album ever. - JCHOW

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3 Gish

Siva and rhinoceros, best tracks

4 Adore

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

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. - Agent_Cooper

6 Zeitgeist

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. - Agent_Cooper

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

Best album I think post- Mellon Collie

7 Pisces Iscariot

Almost as good as Siamese Dream! - Agent_Cooper

8 Oceania

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

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

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

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. - Agent_Cooper

10 Monuments to an Elegy

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? - Agent_Cooper

Great album

The Contenders

11 Teargarden by Kaleidyscope
12 Greatest Hits
13 Earphoria
14 The Aeroplane Flies High
15 Judas Ø
16 Live at the Riviera
17 Live at Cabaret Metro 10-5-88
18 Bonus EP
19 Rotten Apples
20 Siamese Singles
21 Rarities and B-Sides
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