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Album of the week

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania cover.jpg Oceania is the eighth studio album from The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 2012. Produced by Billy Corgan and Bjorn Thorsrud, the album forms part of the band's 34-track project album, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Corgan said the album is partly about "people struggling to find a social identity in today's fast-paced, technology-rich culture", adding "I think alienation seems to be the key theme – alienation in love and alienation in culture". The album peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Independent Albums chart. A live performance of the album, Oceania: Live in NYC, was released in September, 2013.

Song of the day

"Zero" is the third single from The Smashing Pumpkins's 1995 studio album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. It was the first song written for the album. It charted at #1 in two countries, and in the top 50 in seven countries.

Did you know...

  • ...the drowning Statue of Liberty on the Zeitgeist cover was meant to portray global warming and the eminent demise of many founding United States ideals? There are six editions of the album in different colors and with varying bonus tracks.
  • ...that a music video was recorded for "I Am One" in 1992, but because the band was unhappy with the results, it wasn't released until 2001 on the Greatest Hits Video Collection?
  • ...that the cover song "Never Let Me Down Again" was recorded in 1993 at BBC Radio One by request of bassist D'arcy Wretzky?
  • ...that until the release of The Offspring album Smash in 1994, Gish was the best-selling independently released album of all time?
  • ...that the In Ashes animated series was named after Sumerian Records CEO, Ash Avildsen? The joke was that by signing with Sumerian Records, The Smashing Pumpkins and Sumerian are "going to go up in flames … and end up in ashes."

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Today in history October 4


  • 1994: Earphoria was released in the US (CD)
  • 1994: Gish was released in the US (Cassette, CD, 2LP (remastered))
  • 1994: Pisces Iscariot was released in the US (LP, 7", CD, Cassette) and Europe (CD)
  • 1994: Vieuphoria was released in the US (VHS)


  • 1998: Celebrity Skin peaked at #15 on the New Zealand Albums (RMNZ) chart

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