The Smashing Pumpkins have created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history, having sold more than 30 million albums and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process.
‰Û÷Monuments To An Elegy‰۪ is the band‰۪s eighth studio album, recorded in Chicago by Corgan with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Playing drums throughout is Tommy Lee. The album was produced by Howard Willing, Corgan and Schroeder. It was mixed by David Bottrill and mastered by Howie Weinberg, who did the same honours for Pumpkins classics in the 90s.
Billy Corgan says, ‰ÛÏFor those interested in sound, think: ‰Û÷guitars, guitars, guitars, and more guitars‰۪ but more so on the epic side of things than say, grossly metallic.‰
‰ÛÏNine lean, melodic shit-kickers about love and loss (and Roman emperors), it boasts contagious hooks and carves new synthpop patterns into the Pumpkins‰۪ flesh‰ - NME