Gish and Siamese Dream Deluxe Reissues If your "grunge at 20" celebrations still feel incomplete after the Pearl Jam Twenty doc and a Nevermind anniversary set, here's another dose of '90s… Gish and Siamese Dream Deluxe Reissues If your "grunge at 20" celebrations still feel incomplete after the Pearl Jam Twenty doc and a Nevermind anniversary set, here's another dose of '90s… 2011-11-29 Smashing Pumpkins Rock Virgin
Music Review

'Gish' and 'Siamese Dream' Deluxe Reissues (2011)

PLAY IT AGAIN The Pumpkins' reissues are rich with fan candy, including B sides and demos
PLAY IT AGAIN The Pumpkins' reissues are rich with fan candy, including B sides and demos
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2011; Lead Performance: Smashing Pumpkins; Genre: Rock; Production: Virgin

If your ''grunge at 20'' celebrations still feel incomplete after the Pearl Jam Twenty doc and a Nevermind anniversary set, here's another dose of '90s nostalgia in The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream Deluxe Reissues. The main discs seem a little less brilliant with time; Billy Corgan's loud-quiet-loud dynamics play like sludgy metal riffs offset by a few clever hooks. But fans will adore the numerous B sides and demos, and the concert DVDs provide a fun, flannelly time capsule. Both: B

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Originally posted Nov 23, 2011 Published in issue #1183 Dec 02, 2011 Order article reprints
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