Kerrang! (UK) - - Smashing Pumpkins -

GISH (1991) It was ev­i­dent right from the off that Smash­ing Pump­kins were more than a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from their al­ter­na­tive rock peers. Over in Seat­tle, the then-fer­ment­ing grunge scene had lo­cated its iden­tity in the sludgy in­ter­sec­tion be­tween metal and punk. Gish cer­tainly has no short­age of rif­fola or at­ti­tude, but it pur­sued a more psy­che­delic agenda, pulling shoegaze-y son­ics and rain­bow colours into its or­bit. The au­da­cious one-two im­pact of I Am One and Siva re­mains the most joy­ous gut-punch of an open­ing salvo in the Pump­kins’ cat­a­logue.

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