MELLON POLLIE AND THE INFINITE SADNESS

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Poll Results

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5. "1979" – 4:25 35
6. "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" – 4:18 31
12. "Muzzle" – 3:44 10
2. "Tonight, Tonight" – 4:14 9
13. "Porcelina of the Vast Oceans" – 9:21 7
5. "Here Is No Why" – 3:45 6
4. "Zero" – 2:41 5
10. "We Only Come Out at Night" – 4:05 5
1. "Where Boys Fear to Tread" – 4:22 4
7. "Thru the Eyes of Ruby" – 7:38 4
3. "Thirty-Three" – 4:10 3
2. "Bodies" – 4:12 3
# "Tonite Reprise" – 2:40 3
1. "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" – 2:52 3
11. "Galapogos" – 4:47 2
10. "Cupid de Locke" – 2:50 2
3. "Jellybelly" – 3:01 2
6. "Tales of a Scorched Earth" – 3:46 2
8. "Fuck You (An Ode to No One)" – 4:51 2
14. "Take Me Down" (James Iha) – 2:52 1
13. "By Starlight" – 4:48 1
12. "Lily (My One and Only)" – 3:31 1
7. "To Forgive" – 4:17 1
9. "X.Y.U." – 7:07 1
9. "Love" – 4:21 1
4. "In the Arms of Sleep" – 4:12 1
# "Infinite Sadness" – 4:021
11. "Beautiful" – 4:18 0
8. "Stumbleine" – 2:54 0
14. "Farewell and Goodnight" (Corgan/Iha) – 4:22 0


Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 05:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

(ans: 5. "Here Is No Why" – 3:45 )

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 06:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Pick a good album why don't you oh wait.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 06:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

stumbeline

jergïns, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 06:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

no idea, since the better tracks are fairly even

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 06:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

So many great songs, but it's gotta be "1979."

Simon H., Wednesday, 5 March 2008 06:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Muzzle

Alex in Baltimore, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 07:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Holy christ what is the point of this.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 07:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

1979 easily, though there are several great songs on this album.

ablaeser, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 07:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Shoulda been one disc

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 07:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Man those last eight tracks are such a great run.

Simon H., Wednesday, 5 March 2008 07:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Someone start a thread "best names of Poll Threads"

This one gets a gold.

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 08:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Man those last eight tracks are such a great run.

Glad you said that as most people would consider things like "Beautiful" and "We Only Come Out At Night" to be filler, but I reckon these make the album.

As for best track, that's very very difficult. Tempted to go with 1979, but there are so many decent songs on this.

the next grozart, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 08:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Porcelina" easily.

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 09:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think I bought and listened to this album once when it first came out, and haven't touched it since. Thought 1979 was alright though, so that's my vote.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 09:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good lord I agree with geir

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 11:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thru the Eyes of Ruby gets my vote.

Duane Barry, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 12:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

1979...otherwise still trying to figure out how to make listenable sense of this album, which I want to love since I thought the first two were great (maybe it's the mix that grates and makes me want to stop listening after "Zero"? or maybe it's that I'm not metal enough? or blah blah Corgan's voice? not the latter, actually)

Euler, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 12:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha and here i was thinking the thread name was a typo

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 12:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

"By Starlight" over "Porcelina" by a nose.

MC, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 13:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

It was crap then. It's crap now.

Alex in NYC, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 13:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Zero's OK.

chap, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 13:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

here is no why.

latebloomer, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 14:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whoa, I agree with Geir too.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 14:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is impossible, so I'll go with their NIN impression, "Love".

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 14:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm leaning towards "Bodies" but I should pull it out to check. I like "Love" a lot too. And "Thirty-Three".

Sundar, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 14:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

1979 ftw

Jordan, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 15:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

ha GIS for "porcelina" sort of hilarious:

Just barely like it more than "1979", because shit is EPIC man.

nickalicious, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 16:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

The only SP song I like is 1979.

Bodrick III, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 16:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never quite got these guys, but Muzzle is a great song.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 16:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

'here is no why'. i'll be surprised if 1979 doesn't win

6335, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 16:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Muzzle" is pretty great too. I could have voted that easily.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 18:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm gonna tip my hat to disc 2 & "We Only Come Out at Night"

I used to claim I didn't like Smashing Pumpkins. Then I realized I own four of their albums and don't want to flush them. So while I despise the "guilty pleasure" concept, SP would rank high on my list.

zaxxon25, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 19:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

I just listened to this album for the first time in 5 years and hereby DENOUNCE and REJECT my previous vote for "Porcelina" in favor of "Jellybelly" which is my absolute favorite Punkins song and how the fuck did I forget about it!???

nickalicious, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 19:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

voted for Muzzle, but so many contenders. great album(s).

stephen, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 20:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Through the Eyes of Ruby for me.

youcangoyourownway, Wednesday, 5 March 2008 23:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'd love to hear the vinyl version of this with the different tracklisting.

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 6 March 2008 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

Lots of great songs on this album. I saw them on this tour as well, they were great.

Herman G. Neuname, Thursday, 6 March 2008 01:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

definitely MUZZLE

69, Thursday, 6 March 2008 01:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Cupid de Locke vs Love tossup

billstevejim, Thursday, 6 March 2008 02:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Muzzle" was disappointing live but when I saw them it was the guy who isn't Jimmy Chamberlain. Otherwise also a fav.

nickalicious, Thursday, 6 March 2008 03:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is actually one of the best examples of patchy double albums that could have made great single albums.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 6 March 2008 03:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

people try and make that case about all double albums

Charlie Howard, Thursday, 6 March 2008 03:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

I think you'd be lucky to get a decent EP out of this, to be honest.

nate woolls, Thursday, 6 March 2008 08:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

agreed. Maybe a single in 'thirty three'

joedee, Thursday, 6 March 2008 12:20 (nine years ago) Permalink

No, really. There are around 10 "pop" songs here that are actually quite nice. They would only have to get rid of the noisiest and most aggressive tracks and they'd have a marvellous single album. Shame about that singing voice though - this is one of few cases where I agree it was a good idea to keep the vocals behind in the mix.

Geir Hongro, Thursday, 6 March 2008 13:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Impossible to choose between "Muzzle," "Porcelina," "Thru The Eyes Of Ruby," "Galapagos," and "Where Boys Fear To Tread," but I think I'll give it to the latter since it hasn't been getting upped yet on this thread...

Doctor Casino, Friday, 7 March 2008 00:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

As for the "make it one disc" thing, I raised that question on this thread and got some responses, for anybody into that kind of thing...

Doctor Casino, Friday, 7 March 2008 00:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

who gonna be the kook that votes 4 tales of a scorched earth

ralph, Friday, 7 March 2008 00:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fuck's sake - the whole point of Mellon Collie is that it's an overblown indulgence-fest; one of the last ones in mainstream rock - and that's why it's a great album. All this trimming-down talk, fffff!

the next grozart, Friday, 7 March 2008 00:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

omg: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfTYbqUTZG0

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 9 March 2008 04:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

wow, what a find

Simon H., Sunday, 9 March 2008 04:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Hahah, what a cute widdle goth boy he was. "Dude I saw that one Cure Lovecats video, I have an idea!"

but Ned would be able to clarify...

Really, the whole slew of songs recorded from 96-97 onward all become this bizarre mass of material. I'd say just go here and check out individual song histories as best as they are known. (For instance, that indicates "Dross" was done no earlier than late 98, where, say, "For Martha" first hit tape in 1994.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 9 March 2008 05:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

bumping 1 day early

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 23 March 2008 01:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Monday, 24 March 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Where's the Aeroplane Flies poll?

billstevejim, Monday, 24 March 2008 01:14 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is a nigh on impossible choice. I went with "To Forgive" in the end. If I could pick one "loud" one and one "quiet" one it might be a little easier. I might go with "X.Y.U." for my choice for the former.

I hope enough people vote in this to make the results interesting.

krakow, Monday, 24 March 2008 09:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Single disc version:

Zero
Thirty-Three
Here Is No Why
Fuck You
Love
Cupid De Locke
Galapagos
Muzzle
Porcelina of the Vast Oceans
Bodies
In The Arms of Sleep
1979
Thru The Eyes of Ruby
By Starlight

Tim F, Monday, 24 March 2008 09:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

Mellon Collie needs the line "the world is a vampire" in it somewhere.

billstevejim, Monday, 24 March 2008 17:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

Where's the Aeroplane Flies poll?

-- billstevejim, Sunday, March 23, 2008 9:14 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Link

^^^^

Alex in Baltimore, Monday, 24 March 2008 17:04 (nine years ago) Permalink

Do it by disc not song though pls.

nickalicious, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

haha I made a bicycling mix tape this weekend and it has "Jellybelly" on it 3 times.

nickalicious, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also as a seasoned cynical adult and not an optimistic hormonal teenager, I am really impressed at how strong a reaction I still have emotionally to "Galapagos".

nickalicious, Monday, 24 March 2008 19:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

Surprised bullet did so well!

nickalicious, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

Dissappointed bullet did so well.

our work is never over, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

You crazy

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:05 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whoever voted "Take Me Down" deserves some credit.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

Those three songs deserved at least one vote!

Duane Barry, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 01:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

Disappointed bullet did so well.

Ditto. Also how did "Scorched" get two but "X.Y.U." only got one?

Simon H., Tuesday, 25 March 2008 04:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Bullet" is a great song, guys. Admit it. (I wouldn't have voted for it, but I'm certainly not disappointed!)

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 05:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

a lot of people seem to voting, having only heard the singles...

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 06:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

That was my first thought when I saw the results too. The singles are disappointingly prominent, when for me at least they are by far the less interesting songs on the album.

krakow, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 08:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

hahah yeah, pretty amazing that the likes of 'thru the eyes of ruby' should be so comprehensively overlooked in favour of the (admittedly more immediate-sounding) 'bullet with butterfly wings'

Charlie Howard, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 08:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

"1979" a deserving front-runner though (even if I prefer "Thirty-Three").

Tim F, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 10:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

"Beautiful" should have gotten at least one vote just for the "na na na" part.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

"beautiful" is a really sweet track.

the next grozart, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 15:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

GOAT album

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:08 (six years ago) Permalink

is the "Mellon Collie and The Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo" boot any good? I saw them on the tour after this (I think Veruca Salt opened? I was like 11) and I would lvoe to hear what they sounded like, that seems like the msot popular one

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Wednesday, 8 December 2010 21:12 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

No votes for 'Beautiful'? Fuck, man.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:03 (three years ago) Permalink

"Mellon Collie and The Infinite Ga Ga Goo Goo"

lol

how's life, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Hard for me to think that any song besides "1979" should win this. It's also hard to believe that the time between now and when "1979" came out (1995) is longer than between 1979 and 1995.

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:13 (three years ago) Permalink

1979 is so overrated, it's good for the first minute or so and then it just does the same thing for another three minutes

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, if I compiled a Top 10 of my favourites from this album, '1979' wouldn't make it in there. I love the way '1979' sounds, but I definitely think there's much much better songs than it here.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Poliopolice = the Accidental Parodist

que sera sriracha (Drugs A. Money), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 16:26 (three years ago) Permalink

1979 is so overrated, it's good for the first minute or so and then it just does the same thing for another three minutes

this describes most songs though. i like this song because it, more than any other song on the album, captures an elusive nostalgia that is hard to describe. Most of this album is full of lazy, indistinct, by-the-numbers Pumpkins tracks that sound like they were cranked out very quickly. "33" is good though.

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 10 April 2013 17:16 (three years ago) Permalink

1979, here is no why, ruby, tonight, muzzle, porcelina are the most euphoric songs on the record so they will always win over the dour/angry/goofy songs. even though the range of moods is what makes mcis so amazing.

yellow jacket (spazzmatazz), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE

Heyman (crüt), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Crut OTM.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 10 April 2013 18:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Aeroplane Flies High is every bit as good as Mellon Collie. They were riding a ridiculous songwriting hot streak at the time. "Cherry"? "Meladori Magpie"? The beautiful piano cover of "My Blue Heaven"? "Ugly"? "Set the Ray to Jerry"? "God"? That rocking instrumental with the drum solo? All great great stuff.

Mr. Snrub, Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:07 (three years ago) Permalink

it bums me out that Aeroplane isn't on Spotify

some dude, Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah, I just went looking for it there. ;_;

Heyman (crüt), Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:14 (three years ago) Permalink

reissue coming v soon. with even more c sides

yellow jacket (spazzmatazz), Thursday, 11 April 2013 04:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Neato

que sera sriracha (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 11 April 2013 05:12 (three years ago) Permalink

ZERO, people

Raymond Cummings, Thursday, 11 April 2013 12:16 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

where boys fear to tread, lately. monster riff

flappy bird, Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:17 (one year ago) Permalink

i haven't done this for many, many years, but tonight i think i will crank up the old stereo and play the entire album

1995 ball boy (Karl Malone), Thursday, 27 August 2015 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

I still can't believe that 'Beautiful' didn't get any votes, it's always been one of my highlights of the album... I particularly love the way it changes from this seemingly loop-based thing to the full band playing in the middle section, with that gorgeous sitar-like guitar sound.

and we're still talking about that Pitchfork list? Christ. (Turrican), Thursday, 27 August 2015 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I love that whole last side

canoon fooder (dog latin), Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:51 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

These days, I would definitely vote for Ruby. Blue disc is a monster!

jorts l0chinski (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 14 March 2017 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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