AEG - https://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/ne...y+-+supporting+business/attracting+investmenti really hope it isn't o2. their venues tend to be poor experiences. the institute in brum being the exception.
brum academy is the worst. leicester isn't great, and oxford is so-so.
Zeitgeist was their best work post Machina.Up until now I hadn't bothered with any of the Smashing Pumpkins post-Machina albums but I have been listening to CYR all this week and it is surprisingly good.
In theory, I should probably hate everything about the album. Firstly, I am no great fan of synth-pop and my love of the Pumpkins comes mainly from Gish & Siamese Dream. Secondly, Billy has got James & Jimmy back in the band and then gone on to release an album which sounds like it was made with him, a couple of female backing vocalists, some keyboards and a drum machine. There are virtually no guitars or proper drums on there at all. It should be a disaster but I actually really like it!
As with most Billy Corgan albums, it would have been better off if he had made it shorter. 20 tracks it too long. He could have dropped a quarter of the tracks and made it much better to listen to but Billy is gonna Billy. I'm going to have to go back and listen to some of their other newer albums now.
Apparently, their next album will be a 33 track sequel to Mellon Collie which will be interesting. Say what you like about Billy Corgan but the man is certainly prolific.