#140 – The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979” – (1995)

It seems to me that everyone thinks “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” is the most genius song from Mr. Corgan & Co. but as much as I love hearing him incoherently scream about Bond villains and that, despite all his rage, ‘he is still just a rat in a cage’ I would have to admit that I like “1979” more – not necessarily a lot more, just more. It’s more pop-sounding but that isn’t always a terrible things. And Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness remains one of the all-time great album names.