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Machina - The Machines of God


Download links and information about Machina - The Machines of God by The Smashing Pumpkins. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 01:13:13 minutes.

Artist: The Smashing Pumpkins
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 15
Duration: 01:13:13
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No. Title Length
1. The Everlasting Gaze 4:00
2. Raindrops + Sunshowers 4:39
3. Stand Inside Your Love 4:14
4. I of the Mourning 4:37
5. The Sacred and Profane 4:22
6. Try, Try, Try 5:09
7. Heavy Metal Machine 5:52
8. This Time 4:43
9. The Imploding Voice 4:24
10. Glass and the Ghost Children 9:56
11. Wound 3:58
12. The Crying Tree of Mercury 3:43
13. With Every Light 3:56
14. Blue Skies Bring Tears 5:45
15. Age of Innocence 3:55



Generally, bands that rock hard enough can release anything they want as long as they don’t forget to rock. Smashing Pumpkins’ previous album, Adore, had gotten a bad reputation for being a "techno" record, which it wasn't. And Machina/The Machines of God was understood to be a concept album, which it was. Except that few people understood the concept. Again, that shouldn’t have been a problem, since the band rocks very hard throughout, thanks to drummer Jimmy Chamberlin rejoining the group. This album and its second volume (released solely on the Internet) were met with commercial disappointment, despite receiving decent (even a few rapturous) reviews. Perhaps 2000 simply wasn't the year to be a long-established alt-rock band. Yet hardcore Pumpkins fans who gave the album a fair listen were treated to the fury of “The Everlasting Gaze” and the tuneful and somber “Stand Inside Your Love” before “Heavy Metal Machine” threatened to tear down The Wall (oops! wrong concept album). The nine-minute “Glass and the Ghost Children” further proved that Corgan hadn’t lost his sense of grandeur—just his audience’s attention.