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Smashing Pumpkins - Adore (Vinyl/Record)

Smashing Pumpkins - Adore (Vinyl/Record)

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Adore is the fourth studio album by American alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins, released on June 2, 1998, by Virgin Records. After the multi-platinum success of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and a subsequent yearlong world tour, follow-up Adore was considered "one of the most anticipated albums of 1998" by MTV. Recording the album proved to be a challenge as the band members struggled with lingering interpersonal problems, musical uncertainty in the wake of three increasingly successful rock albums, and the departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin.

Adore marked a change in the sound of the band; Greg Kot of Rolling Stone magazine regarded Adore as "the most intimate album the Pumpkins have ever made and also the prettiest, a parade of swooning melodies and gentle, unfolding nocturnes". Ryan Schreiber of Pitchfork described the album as "the Pumpkins' best offering since Siamese Dream". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described Adore as "a hushed, elegiac album that sounds curiously out of time". Adore was considered one of "an inspiring range of 25 classic alternative American albums" by The Guardian.

The album's sound is a departure from the band's previous work, which was largely guitar-driven. Adore features a more subdued sound, with a greater emphasis on electronica and atmospherics. This change in sound was influenced by a number of factors, including the departure of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, the death of Billy Corgan's mother, and Corgan's own personal struggles with depression.

Despite the change in sound, Adore was a critical and commercial success. The album reached number 10 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAA. The album's lead single, "The End Is the Beginning Is the End", was a moderate hit, reaching number 12 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Adore is a dark and introspective album that reflects the personal turmoil that Billy Corgan was going through at the time. The album is a departure from the band's previous work, but it is a bold and experimental album that is worth a listen.

Original Release:  1998.
Catalog No:  BOO21122-01.
Size: 2 12" Vinyl Records.
Color:  Black.
Additional:  Double LP 180 Gram.