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Zeitgeist


$11.45 Released July, 2007

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Many tracks are reminiscent past hits from the band's earlier days. Broad variety of tones and emotions, something for every situation. Certain tracks offer brilliant and unique instrumentation that creates an impressive wall of sound.

The Cons:Some experimentation on certain tracks that doesn't pay off. Guitars are over processed and seem digitized, loose some of the musicality. Kind of the original sound, but missing half of the original members.

Zeitgeist is the seventh studio album released by Smashing Pumpkins, but the first to release since the groups disbandment in 2000. Jimmy Chamberlin (drummer) and Billy Corgan (singer, lead guitarist) were the only two members from the original Smashing Pumpkins to participate in the making of this album.

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Product Shot 2 Corgan stated that he wanted to make a mainstream rock album, comment on the political climate of the United States, and explore the nature of the band as well as his friendship with Chamberlin.

Track Listing:

Doomsday Clock - 3:44
7 Shades of Black - 3:17
Bleeding the Orchid - 4:03
That's the Way (My Love Is) - 3:48
Tarantula - 3:51
Starz - 3:43
United States - 9:53
Neverlost - 4:20
Bring the Light - 3:40
(Come On) Let's Go! - 3:19
For God and Country - 4:24
Pomp and Circumstances - 4:21

In October 2007 Best Buy reissued the album. The reissue contained three bonus tracks (Death From Above, Ma Belle, and Stellar), and a bonus DVD with a 20 minute documentary Inside the Zeigeist as well as the music videos for Tarantula and That's the Way (My Love Is). A Deluxe Edition was also released, containing a 76-page art book.

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    many tracks are reminiscent past hits from the band's earlier days

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    broad variety of tones and emotions, something for every situation

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    certain tracks offer brilliant and unique instrumentation that creates an impressive wall of sound

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    some experimentation on certain tracks that doesn't pay off

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    guitars are over processed and seem digitized, loose some of the musicality

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    kind of the original sound, but missing half of the original members

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    very uneven emotional tone makes it hard to listen to from beginning to end

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SilenceOmo7
SilenceOmo7: #zeitgeist This album reminds me a lot of Siamese Dream. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is awesome as well (mabey a bit on the softer side). Mar 12, 08
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Whipdaddy
Whipdaddy: #zeitgeist Great rockin' album! Its structure is close to Siamese Dream, and the music stays true to first release Gish. It is a high energy alternative rock album staying true to Corgan and the bands roots. Corgan's vocals are awesome in this album. I highly recommend this album. Feb 11, 08
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