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The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois, created in 1988. Formed by frontman Billy Corgan (lead vocals, lead guitar) and James Iha (rhythm guitar), the band has included Jimmy Chamberlin (drums), D'arcy Wretzky (bass guitar), Melissa Auf der Maur (bass guitar), and currently includes Jeff Schroeder (rhythm guitar) among its membership.

Disavowing the punk rock roots of many of their alt-rock contemporaries, the Pumpkins have a diverse, densely layered, and guitar-heavy sound, containing elements of gothic rock, heavy metal, dream pop, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, shoegazing, and electronica in later recordings. Corgan is the group's primary songwriter—his grand musical ambitions and cathartic lyrics have shaped the band's albums and songs, which have been described as "anguished, bruised reports from Billy Corgan's nightmare-land".

The Smashing Pumpkins broke into the musical mainstream with their second album, 1993's Siamese Dream. The group built its audience with extensive touring and their 1995 follow-up, the double album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart. With 20 million albums sold in the United States alone, the Smashing Pumpkins was one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990s. However, internal fighting, drug use, and diminishing record sales led to a 2000 break-up.

In 2006, Billy Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin reconvened to record a new Smashing Pumpkins album, Zeitgeist. The band toured with a rotating lineup of between five and nine musicians through much of 2007 and 2008 with new member Jeff Schroeder before Chamberlin left the band in early 2009. New drummer Mike Byrne and bassist Nicole Fiorentino solidified a new lineup with Corgan and Schroeder, toured through much of 2010 and 2011, and are currently recording the album Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, having released the album-within-an-album Oceania in 2012. Although Byrne and Fiorentino departed the band in early 2014, on March 25, 2014, Corgan announced the next two albums, Monuments to an Elegy and Day for Night, will be released in 2015.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Rock am Ring: 10 Jahre Various Artists 1
1996 Sweet Relief II: Gravity of the Situation Various Artists 1
1997 A Very Special Christmas 3 Various Artists 1
1998 For the Masses Various Artists 3
Strange Fruit: Hut Recordings/The Peel Sessions Various Artists 1
Tribute to Depeche Mode Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Light Into Dark Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 20 Explosive Dynamic Super Smash Hit Explosions! Compilation Various Artists 1
1991 Indie Top 20, Volume 13 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 De Afrekening, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Afternoon Delight: Love Songs From Sub Pop Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Indie Top 20, Volume 18 Compilation Various Artists 1
1992 Best of Independent Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 No Alternative Compilation Various Artists 4 2
1993 Best of Grunge Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 Decadance, Volume 3: Coming Up Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 The Trip Compilation Various Artists 1
1993 The Trip 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Now That’s What I Call Music! 27 (UK) Compilation Various Artists 2 3
1994 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 2
1994 Age of Panic Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Rock Garden Compilation Various Artists 1
1994 Signed Sealed Delivered, Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 4 1
1994 Triple J: Eleven Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Triple J: Hottest 100, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 The Best... In the World... Ever! Volume 1 Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Super Fantastic Mega Smash Hits! Compilation Various Artists 2
1995 Most Wanted Music 2: Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 No Fronts Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Plus de bruit Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 Rocks Off Compilation Various Artists 1
1995 The Best... Album in the World... Ever! Compilation Various Artists 3
1995 Tijdloze honderd, Volume 2 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 Crossing All Over! Volume 4 Compilation Various Artists 1
1996 ONXRT Live From The Archives Volume 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Grammy Nominees 1997 Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Les Inrockuptibles: 10 ans/100 chansons Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 Reservoir Rock, Volume III Compilation Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection, Volume 1 (1964-1970) Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 First Generation: Virgin 25 Years Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Big Shiny Tunes 3 Compilation Various Artists 1
1998 Alternative Party Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Victoria's Secret Christmas Compilation Various Artists 1
2005 Victoria's Secret: Holiday Music Compilation Various Artists 1
2007 Greatest Hits & Remixes Compilation Paul Oakenfold 4
2008 De Afrekening, Volume 45 Compilation Various Artists 1
2008 Ultimate Grammy Collection - Contemporary Rock Compilation Various Artists 1
Light Into Dark: A Chicago Music Compilation #1 Compilation Various Artists 1
Mobile Beat #18 Compilation Various Artists 1
Santa's Boots Compilation Various Artists 1

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