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Zeitgeist is the seventh studio album from The Smashing Pumpkins and the first following the 2005 reunion. With 12-hour shifts nearly all week, Jimmy Chamberlin described the sessions as a "long laborious process to greatness", and also served as a producer for the first time with the band. It was recorded entirely with analog equipment and media, using the same 24-track tape recorder as on Mellon Collie. It stands as the most overtly political work released by the band or Billy Corgan himself, which Chamberlin attributes to their interest in the music and life of Fela Kuti. It is also among their heavier releases. "People wanted to hear some energy, that they didn't want us rolling over and crying in our milk", wrote Corgan, while Chamberlin observed "the world is ready for something with some balls behind it." The releases came in six colors, each with varying material and packaging. The album peaked at #1 in Canada and New Zealand, at #2 on the Billboard 200, and was ranked on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.