Corgan’s willingness to be himself regardless of the critical and social blowback he suffered for doing “unhip” things made him a singular weirdo within a ‘90s rock scene stuffed full of weirdos, loners, and ennui-saturated youth. To this day, and with this album, he continues to be himself. Are you cool with that?
Despite some great moments, Masseduction doesn’t always sound comfortable letting its artifice crumble, and its half-hearted attempts at social commentary cause it to sag at times.
On revisiting Nayakan we are reminded that men become gods not as a sign of presumed cultural backwardness but because the modern nation-state has failed.
The Norwegian electronic producer’s first solo album in a half decade finds him replacing “space disco” with cool, ’80s-influenced arrangements.
Dave Douglas doesn’t pass the torch to the Westerlies. They both already possess the same flame.
The Village Callers’ only full album lives on with a vinyl reissue, but some things are better left in the past.
Long eclipsed by the works of many country contemporaries, Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge’s first album, Full Moon, gets a new look