Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness

I was close. 1995

Is quite possibly the best album to come out of the 90s. Sure, you might be thinking that Alice in Chains (any album) is better BUT if you’ve ever listened to the entire 30 song (I don’t know how many songs exactly) on that Smashing Pumpkins album, then you’d know it’s like a fucking journey.

Just when you feel like you want to jump off a cliff, it changes to rage and you somehow feel balanced. Yeah, yeah, yeah… It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions but it’s a fantastic ride. It’s a truly emotional and real to life album that I felt then and still feel in my soul now.

I can’t remember off the top of my head when the album came out. I could look right now but I am lazy. It must have come out around 1996 because I was in high school and listened to it over and over again.

At some point after graduating and starting my new life, I forgot about it but then the radio played Bullet With Butterfly Wings or something and I was reminded of how awesome that album was.

I was shocked at the price. I think it cost more to download than when I first bought the tapes. Still, I had to have it and just like that, I couldn’t help but listen to the entire album over and over again.

It’s just as good now as when I was a kid. Kids these days don’t know what they are missing. Okay, there are some musically cultured kids out there but most just aren’t.

Nothing wrong with new music but every generation leaves a print on their times in the music that’s made in that time and I think if you want to “feel” what it was like to live in a different era, just listen to the music.

Just not country. 😬 I think country is cult music and I cannot stand it. But that’s me and I am well aware of how unpopular that sentiment is even when I have friends who both play and love country. Unless it old country like Kenny Rogers or bluegrass, fahgetabout it.

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