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Albums Of The Week: Smashing Pumpkins | Cyr

Corgan & his semi-reunited Pumpkins embrace ’80s synth-pop on this moody outing.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: Grammy-winning alt-rock luminaries The Smashing Pumpkins have delivered their 11th studio album Cyr — a 20-track full-length double album that was produced by frontman Billy Corgan in Chicago, with a lineup that features founding members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin, along with longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder.

Cyr follows the band’s 2018 Rick Rubin-produced full-length Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1 / No Past, No Future, No Sun and accompanying headlining tours that sold in excess of 350,000 tickets across North America, selling out arenas including The Forum, United Center, Madison Square Garden and many more.

Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. The band has released seven additional studio albums; Adore, Machina/The Machines of God,Machina II/The Friends and Enemies of Modern Music, Zeitgeist, Oceania, Monuments to an Elegy and their last full-length, Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol 1 / No Past, No Future, No Sun. With over 30 million physical albums sold, the multiple Grammy, MTV VMA, and American Music Award-winning band remains an undeniable force in alternative rock.”

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