View Full Version : Oceania reviews collected


mpp
06-14-2012, 04:35 PM
here are the few I've read thus far...

i can hear billy saying "They like me, they really like me!"


http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania-album-review-5-out-of-5-stars/10124920

http://www.ology.com/post/83734/album-review-the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania-


looking forward to pitchfork's inevitable 4.8 or whatever

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 04:36 PM
i bet it'll be a 6+ actually

mpp
06-14-2012, 04:41 PM
i bet it'll be a 6+ actually

dang, i am now reading another positive review...


you might be right, mr rhino

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 04:43 PM
you know the ones you're posting are joke sites with no credibility

don't tell me you're looking at sputnik right now

mpp
06-14-2012, 04:48 PM
you know the ones you're posting are joke sites with no credibility

don't tell me you're looking at sputnik right now

i don't doubt it a minute, you're the expert here

just googled the reviews hoping to find a few -- haven't read music reviews except for SP...for several years now

amoergosum
06-14-2012, 04:50 PM
here are the few I've read thus far...

i can hear billy saying "They like me, they really like me!"


Some of Billy's tweets/retweets >>>

Sugar Dunkerton ‏@sugardunkerton
Looks like you got an epic on your hands @Billy! "Oceania" is being raved about! Take your time on something, watch it be worth the time :)

Smashing Pumpkins ‏@SmashingPumpkin
The Smashing Pumpkins "Oceania" Album Review — 5 out of 5 stars - ARTISTdirect News: http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania-album-review-5-out-of-5-stars/10124920#.T9jOSFSLIJ0.twitter via @artistdirect

Sarah Simmonds ‏@sarahsimmonds1
@Billy Just bought your entire discography, fucking changing my life!

mpp
06-14-2012, 04:52 PM
oh b0lly geez

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 04:53 PM
you're the expert here


i'm not

Future Boy
06-14-2012, 05:08 PM
we'll stick with you until we get someone better

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 05:10 PM
np

tweedyburd
06-14-2012, 05:10 PM
Pretty hilarious how all the positive reviews thus far have basically been echo chambers, almost to the exact phraseology, of Billy's own constructed narrative about the album. Seriously, it's almost as if Billy sent out a memo and they're just reading off the talking points...

scottytheoneand
06-14-2012, 05:11 PM
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mpp
06-14-2012, 05:12 PM
suspicion!

scottytheoneand
06-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Bacon Sauce!

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Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Pretty hilarious how all the positive reviews thus far have basically been echo chambers, almost to the exact phraseology, of Billy's own constructed narrative about the album. Seriously, it's almost as if Billy sent out a memo and they're just reading off the talking points...

all these reviews are either using a leak or a free album preview on amazon to review the album before respected music review sites like pitchfork, cos, nme, rs, or even popmatters get around to it.

they're desperate for hits so they won't take any extreme positions or offer anything but the blandest possible positive review

and we have allmusic for that

Kahlo
06-14-2012, 05:21 PM
Artists Direct - Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra 5 out of 5

http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/limp-bizkit-gold-cobra-album-review-5-out-of-5-stars/9007955

Kahlo
06-14-2012, 05:22 PM
respected music review sites like nme

lets not go crazy now Trots ( I get the point you are making).

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 05:22 PM
artistsdirect sucks, i never heard of it before now but they call three days grace upcoming album "a sure fire masterpiece" or some equally ridiculous drivel

it's probably like a shitty version of Karrang! or Revolver

Trotskilicious
06-14-2012, 05:23 PM
lets not go crazy here Trots.

look i usually like their top ten, okay!!!!!!!!!!

SpFission
06-15-2012, 10:02 AM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2012/06/review_smashing_pumpkins_ocean.html

http://www.state.ie/42701-album-reviews/smashing-pumpkins-oceania

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 10:23 AM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/music/2012/06/review_smashing_pumpkins_ocean.html

http://www.state.ie/42701-album-reviews/smashing-pumpkins-oceania

"Dedicated fans can feel vindicated. Wayward souls can return to the flock. Doubters can hush up."

"This isn’t Siamese Dream, Adore or Zeitgeist: this is Oceania and it’s close to genius."

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 10:33 AM
http://mishkanyc.com/bloglin/2012/06/14/review-the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania/

"Seems like pop music vomited in a bag 20 years ago and this is what’s left of it"

SpFission
06-15-2012, 10:37 AM
http://mishkanyc.com/bloglin/2012/06/14/review-the-smashing-pumpkins-oceania/

"Seems like pop music vomited in a bag 20 years ago and this is what’s left of it"

That guy hated ALL Pumpkins albums.

reprise85
06-15-2012, 10:37 AM
wow, i'm sure the band is very pleased

good for them

see, netphoria doesn't auto-hate anything corgan. put out something good and people like it.

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 11:00 AM
That guy hated ALL Pumpkins albums.

I know.

blog post is kinda funny, though.

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 11:01 AM
wow, i'm sure the band is very pleased

good for them

see, netphoria doesn't auto-hate anything corgan. put out something good and people like it.



overheard a fan on the Oceania Cruise say to billy, "even netphoria likes it"

I waited for a response but bill ignored it.

reprise85
06-15-2012, 11:03 AM
hahahaha

reprise85
06-15-2012, 11:04 AM
we are unquestionably over the top assholes to billy, but i think we do mostly judge the music on its own merits

Kahlo
06-15-2012, 11:06 AM
overheard a fan on the Oceania Cruise say to billy, "even netphoria likes it"

I waited for a response but bill ignored it.

Guy is probably dead now. Anyone notice that Netphoria isn't listed on the sp.com list of fansites? Even thepumpkins.net is on there.

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 11:15 AM
we are unquestionably over the top assholes to billy, but i think we do mostly judge the music on its own merits

that and I think the regulars in here are blatently honest about their opinions.

this is a caustic space, though. both because of the malware and the vitriol that gets slung around. not for those with a thin skin

reprise85
06-15-2012, 11:18 AM
not for those with a thin skin

just like mental hospitals ;)

SpFission
06-15-2012, 11:19 AM
No grade, but positive:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/jn6m

Trotskilicious
06-15-2012, 11:20 AM
the malware is the biggest liability i think, if i was in a popular band i wouldn't link fan sites riddled with malware.

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 11:31 AM
but once you're infected you can relax and just get down with ppl who are...

it's like having the herpes

reprise85
06-15-2012, 11:33 AM
just gotta wear two condoms: adblock+ and noscript

definitely wouldn't expect the average SP fan to go through the trouble

Trotskilicious
06-15-2012, 11:40 AM
well i'm a mod so i've never had to worry about it

meangreensp
06-15-2012, 12:22 PM
Guy is probably dead now. Anyone notice that Netphoria isn't listed on the sp.com list of fansites? Even thepumpkins.net is on there.

LOL. Didn't they make those cartoons a while ago? How did they get on the fan list?

http://sputnikmusic.com/review/50278/The-Smashing-Pumpkins-Oceania/

I know it's Sputnik, but it's not too shabby of a review and a 3.5/5 is pretty truthful.

scottytheoneand
06-15-2012, 12:35 PM
Praise for Billy and Mike Byrne (8 out of 10)

http://twths.org/album-review-smashing-pumpkins-oceania/

RenewRevive
06-15-2012, 12:44 PM
the in-print NME interview quoted billy as "nobody expected me to make a great album again" or some such, babbled about it being his strongest material for more than 10 years (presumably since Machina) and then gave it 6/10! i think only one other album got a lower score, heh.

brendo_91
06-15-2012, 01:02 PM
just gotta wear two condoms: adblock+ and noscript

definitely wouldn't expect the average SP fan to go through the trouble

Umno. Just use a custom hosts file and then the entire innernet is clean of ads and shite.

Spira|_
06-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Umno. Just use a custom hosts file and then the entire innernet is clean of ads and shite.

What? Can you pass us that customized host file?..

Spira|_
06-15-2012, 08:56 PM
My classification was 2 out of 5. I cant believe that reviews...

Robert Paulson
06-15-2012, 09:13 PM
"Oceania is the year's best rock record and a milestone for the genre." Is this a joke? I love SP and this album is pretty good, but for the love of God...

Trotskilicious
06-15-2012, 09:25 PM
why do people keep asking that

that's from artistsdirect right?

they're probably trying to get bill to patronize their site for interviews and shit

TuralyonW3
06-15-2012, 11:02 PM
LOL. Didn't they make those cartoons a while ago? How did they get on the fan list?

http://sputnikmusic.com/review/50278/The-Smashing-Pumpkins-Oceania/

I know it's Sputnik, but it's not too shabby of a review and a 3.5/5 is pretty truthful.

This is a great review. Giving the songs some credit, while admitting that Corgan's vocals kinda suck, and Byrne's drumming is forgettable

brendo_91
06-15-2012, 11:06 PM
What? Can you pass us that customized host file?..

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

krackhead
06-17-2012, 10:01 AM
Artists Direct - Limp Bizkit Gold Cobra 5 out of 5

http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/limp-bizkit-gold-cobra-album-review-5-out-of-5-stars/9007955

I did it all for the nookie. So you can take that cookie.

scottytheoneand
06-17-2012, 10:23 AM
and stick it up your

reprise85
06-17-2012, 10:37 AM
YEAH!

amoergosum
06-17-2012, 10:42 AM
I did it all for the nookie. So you can take that cookie.

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reprise85
06-17-2012, 10:50 AM
that is fucking gold