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A TAV Curator's Pick.

Adore is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 1998 by Virgin Records. – Wiki

“The Smashing Pumpkins' fourth album is the latest to get the lavish reissue treatment, with five discs of bonus material.

…It’s also the one that should be held in highest regard by indie musicians—it features a highly stylized gothic cover, lacks anything resembling an Almighty Riff, features drum programming from a guy from Nitzer Ebb, and shares a producer with Exile in Guyville. And yet, Billy Corgan made an album nearly as diverse, sprawling, confounding and compelling as the diamond-selling, massively influential prog-pop masterwork Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness—which was the exact opposite of what he set out to do with Adore.” – Pitchfork

“A handful of tunes employ Nitzer Ebb programmer Bon Harris for a spritz of electronica, notably "Ava Adore" and "Perfect," which picks up on the synth-pop echoes of the 1996 Pumpkins hit "1979." But mostly the electronic textures are used to enhance this soundtrack for a sleepless night, with crickets chirping, asteroids drifting and lovers murmuring. It's the most intimate album the Pumpkins have ever made and also the prettiest, a parade of swooning melodies and gentle, unfolding nocturnes.

"The shift in tone is as refreshing as it is unexpected. Corgan sounds more vulnerable than ever, his voice cracking with weariness on "Annie-Dog" and embracing a heavy-lidded sensuality on "Shame" and a desperate, heart-breaking optimism on "To Sheila." His music strives to preserve the beauty of that innocence, while his lyrics acknowledge its inevitable corrosion.” – Rolling Stone


Item description:


The Smashing Pumpkins






2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered


UK & Europe

Release Date:

This reissue: 2014 | Original - 1998




Alternative Rock

Catalog No:

6 02537 89926 5