View Full Version : Reviews from REAL fans in 2000...not Nethporians who hate the pumpkins


Marlon Brando
07-29-2003, 07:39 PM
What Do You Think of MACHINA?
March 2000

Pauline - 7/6/00
Age: 22
Location: Canada
I love machina the machines of god!!! it's an awsome cd!!! but all their cd's are awsome so i obviously expected this one to be just as awsome as the others!!!

Justin Reeves - 21/5/00
geekusa79@hotmail.com
Age: 24
Location: Lindon, Utah
This album is great! I did find a couple of songs difficult to get used to. But after I saw them live. all worries were put to rest. Long live Billy Corgan, best song writer in the modern ages.

Rodrigo Vázquez - 4/5/00
vaskes_99@hotmail.com
Age: 18
Location: Mexico City
I think that disc is one of the best with ADORE and MELLON COLLIE. I'm a good fan since some years ago and this group is the best. Well,Im wait for other disc for buy it and enjoy it.


14. Trevor Doll - 8/5/00
Farik75@hotmail.com
Age: 18
Location: IN
It is a great album

Lindsay - 2/5/00
SPfan_17@yahoo.com
Age: 19
Location: California
Machina has turned out to be one of my favorite pumpkins album of all time. It took a few days to get used to it, no more crying guitars... but I knew the words in 3 days flat. I love all the other pumpkins albums as well, but seeing Billy happy makes me happy.. and with album you see how happy he is with his life at this moment.

Salena - 2/5/00
ColorViolet@aol.com
Age: 19
Location: CO
I think it's an amazing album. It's now one of my favorites. The songs are beautiful and were well done. I enjoy listening to it. Billy has done it again! :)


Emily - 17/4/00
miss_dogcollar@yahoo.com
Age: 28
Location: Hell
I love it. I'm enjoying all the implied and not-so-implied symbolism that I haven't figured out.


Amanda Flesher - 10/4/00
smpu033@yahoo.com
Age: 19
Location: Ohio
I love Machina/the machines of God! It is one of my favorite albums and the promotion of the album gave me the opportunity to meet the band, an experience I'll never forget!


Drok - 26/3/00
Drokg@latinmail.com
Age: 20
Location: Australia
Awesome. it's hard, it's relaxing it's everything you want in music. my new favourite album.


daz - 25/3/00
daz@bun.com
Age: 19
Location: London, England
I think that the lyrics are very emotive and thought provoking, there is a sadness about'Machina' but also a vibrant positive feel of new beginnings'Age'is a masterpiece.


Alepanda - 25/3/00
chewniee@cvmail.cl
Age: 22
Location: Santiago, Chile
I think that machina is very "easy listening" with adore i was kinda surprised but machina, i was expecting this. I love it.


Alexia Iscariot - 6/3/00
silverangel33@hotmail.com
Age: 18
Location: Dallas
Machina represents an end its an album that says goodbye: goodbye to the past, goodbye to mistakes, goodbye to fears. The album also revolves around central themes of God, the music industry, and Billy's relationship to the fans and Yelena. Lyrically the songs are open ended stand inside your love could have been written about Corgan's love of his fans or the love of his girlfriend. The everlasting gaze could have been written about the fickle media or God. It's this ambiguity that shows that in love or disappointment, the feelings are the same. Phonically, the album would be a brilliant one to end the Pumpkins career with (if they indeed choose to break up) It microcosms everything the band has been doing for the past decade. It shows the lessons they learned from adore (shimmering guitars) the fuzz they learned on Siamese Dream, the drums that were instrumental to Mellon Collie and the lyrical ambuiguity of Gish. For me, this album is heartbreaking. The sadness! of the lyrics and the notes has never been so acute. When I listen to it, I am reminded of things ending-my childhood, the band. The album feels alone, isolated, beautiful. Its the quintessential pumpkins album, and it reminds me of how tragic it will be to lose this band, whether in 10 years or one year. I don't think even Radiohead could write beautiful tragedy like this.

bonsor
07-29-2003, 07:47 PM
Originally posted by Marlon Brando
Salena - 2/5/00
ColorViolet@aol.com
Age: 19
Location: CO
I think it's an amazing album. It's now one of my favorites. The songs are beautiful and were well done. I enjoy listening to it. Billy has done it again! :) lol.

Marlon Brando
07-29-2003, 07:55 PM
Alexia Iscariot - 6/3/00
silverangel33@hotmail.com
Age: 18
Location: Dallas
Machina represents an end its an album that says goodbye: goodbye to the past, goodbye to mistakes, goodbye to fears. The album also revolves around central themes of God, the music industry, and Billy's relationship to the fans and Yelena. Lyrically the songs are open ended stand inside your love could have been written about Corgan's love of his fans or the love of his girlfriend. The everlasting gaze could have been written about the fickle media or God. It's this ambiguity that shows that in love or disappointment, the feelings are the same. Phonically, the album would be a brilliant one to end the Pumpkins career with (if they indeed choose to break up) It microcosms everything the band has been doing for the past decade. It shows the lessons they learned from adore (shimmering guitars) the fuzz they learned on Siamese Dream, the drums that were instrumental to Mellon Collie and the lyrical ambuiguity of Gish. For me, this album is heartbreaking. The sadness! of the lyrics and the notes has never been so acute. When I listen to it, I am reminded of things ending-my childhood, the band. The album feels alone, isolated, beautiful. Its the quintessential pumpkins album, and it reminds me of how tragic it will be to lose this band, whether in 10 years or one year. I don't think even Radiohead could write beautiful tragedy like this.

Injektilo
07-29-2003, 07:59 PM
to teh oboard!!!111

NegativeSleep
07-29-2003, 08:01 PM
Originally posted by Marlon Brando

Rodrigo Vázquez - 4/5/00
vaskes_99@hotmail.com
Age: 18
Location: Mexico City
I think that disc is one of the best with ADORE and MELLON COLLIE. I'm a good fan since some years ago and this group is the best. Well,Im wait for other disc for buy it and enjoy it.

I fail to see how this individual is a "REAL fan" by your definition, as they say it's on par with Adore and MCIS, and not specifically they're favourite. As you've told us countless times, if Machina is not our favourite album, then we are not true fans.

Perhaps you should consider editing this entry out of your original post. Thank you.

Marlon Brando
07-29-2003, 08:03 PM
i kept that one in because netphorians need to be eased into the concept that machina is a great album.. like babies into a bath. so i figured that anology would help you all.

NegativeSleep
07-29-2003, 08:08 PM
please refrain from contradicting yourself when attempting to present an argument. it damages your credibility.

Marlon Brando
07-29-2003, 08:12 PM
the fact that you post on this board is a contradiction.

bonsor
07-29-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Marlon Brando
like babies into a bath.i think these netphorians have had enough of this pussy getting used to the hot tub shit. we need to pound them with the TRUTH, like a sledgehammer to the cranium! You and me, Marlon. We're going to do this TOGETHER.

neopryn
07-29-2003, 08:14 PM
Originally posted by Marlon Brando
the fact that you post on this board is a contradiction.
yeah, sorry, i forgot i don't like the pumpkins. where would we be without you reminding us what our musical taste is.

NegativeSleep
07-29-2003, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by Marlon Brando
the fact that you post on this board is a contradiction.

you are assuming that Machina is not my favourite Pumpkins release, which is incorrect. at no point have I mentioned explicitly or implicitly that Machina is not my favourite Smashing Pumpkins album. your tendency to make uneducated inferences also damages your credibility. please refrain from arguing if you are unable to do so properly.