Smashing Pumpkins new album “Shiny and Oh So Bright” only hits No. 54 on the Billboard 200… ouch… not so good…

Interesting. Ever since the so-called Smashing Pumpkins reunion has been announced, it has been the most over-hyped and most talked about reunion. After all this hype and a big tour, the new Smashing Pumpkins studio album flopped in the Billboard Charts only making it on 54 on the Top 200.

Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion album debuts at No. 54 on Billboard 200 chart

Damn. Not good.

Not surprising, though because it really does seem like people have lost interest in the Smashing Pumpkins. Why? I’m reading a lot that the band can’t fill up arenas and tickets aren’t selling well. I’ve read that Billy admitted that fans have left Pumpkins shows in the middle of their set. Now I’ve seen that their new record has bombed in sales.

Why is it that people are losing their interest in the Smashing Pumpkins? Well, I totally blame it on the Billy vs. D’arcy feud. That’s the big one. That little feud may have turned a lot of people away from the band. Billy Corgan’s ego may have turned a lot of people off. On top of that, another big reason why I think people no longer care about the band is ’cause they want D’arcy back in. I’ve said in the past before that it’s not a real Pumpkins reunion without the founding members that started it. D’arcy should have been in the band. If she was in it then maybe the tour and the new album would have been more successful?

I also believe that people are losing interest in the band is ’cause maybe the band are no longer good like they used to? I listened to the 8 new songs of the new album in youtube and I’ll be honest, I was disappointed in the new album. The new album didn’t thrill me at all so I probably won’t bother buying it.

Another reason the reunion tour is flopping like hell is probably ’cause the shows are too fucking long! The Smashing Pumpkins put on a huge tour and all of their shows on the tour are 3 hours or over. I can’t blame people for leaving the gigs ’cause they were probably getting tired and their ears were ringing badly. I also believe the new concerts are pretty gimmicky at best. I understand that Billy is all about art and theater like but all the costumes, the big screens, ridiculous stage lights and all that stuff are unnecessary.

Also, having Courtney Love special guesting on the tour probably turned people away. Courtney Love, seriously? I’ve seen the Courtney Love performance with the Pumpkins in youtube and she definitely looked like she was on drugs or something. She was performing horrible. She couldn’t sing for shit.

There’s too many reasons why the band is flopping in their tour and album… those are just some I can think of.

I love the Pumpkins, don’t get me wrong but the band has been disappointing me a lot as of late. The way they treated D’arcy pretty much did it to me. I still do support the band, though ’cause I still love their first three albums. Their first three albums: “Gish”, “Siamese Dream” and “Mellon Collie” are all classics. I always love those albums. I thought “Adore” was pretty good too, though.

It’s sad to see where the Pumpkins are right now. I don’t like it.

Kev

 

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