Smashing Pumpkins: 'Oceania' Cracks US Top 5

The Smashing Pumpkins' new album, "Oceania", debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Independent Albums Chart this week.

Smashing Pumpkins: 'Oceania' Cracks US Top 5
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Congratulations are in order for Billy Corgan and his alternative rock outfit The Smashing Pumpkins. The group's new album, "Oceania", debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on the Independent Albums Chart this week. That makes "Oceania" the second-highest debut for an independently released album this year and the band's seventh Top 10 album. The Pumpkins Corgan, guitarist Jeff Schroeder, drummer Mike Byrne and bass player and vocalist Nicole Fiorentino recorded "Oceania" at Corgan's private Chicago studio. The album, which is the Pumpkins' seventh, is "an album within an album", being that it's part of their 44-song work-in-progress "Teargarden By Kaleidyscope" project. Corgan recently checked in with Rolling Stone, and when asked what rock stars he believes have the "X-Factor", he chose Jimmy Page. "Jimmy Page comes to mind, having met him once," he said. "When you think of what Jimmy Page created, it's kind of mind-blowing. You're standing there talking to that man and there's a mystical quality to his being. He's not still running around like he looked in 1975, but there's something about him. Whether it's fairy-like or mischievous, there's a mirth in his spirit that's still there. When you think of Led Zeppelin music his guitar is almost like a lead vocal, so you almost have like two lead vocals, which is kind of the insanity of Zeppelin." Thanks for the report to Anne Erickson, Gibson.com.

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    john_kimble
    If it doesn't hit number one, do you think Crybaby Corgan will cry about it and blame hipster fans who've moved on? The answer is yes. Bet on it.
    lVlaniac
    Cool for them but im dissapointed that they chose not to follow the Teargarden by Kaleidoscope formula. I was very interested in that concept.
    siamesedreamful
    sorry i meant to type that you're always one of the first to troll on Smashing Pumpkins related news, sorry for the typo!! oh and if he wans to blame hipster fans then let him!!!
    siamesedreamful wrote: dude shut the **** up! you know it's cool if you hate the Pumpkins or Billy Corgan for that manner; but if you do hate either of the 2 than why the **** do you have to ****ing comment on that shit? honestly dude you're one of the first to ****ing comment on Smashing Pumpkins life dude. oh and get Oceaniajohn_kimble wrote: If it doesn't hit number one, do you think Crybaby Corgan will cry about it and blame hipster fans who've moved on? The answer is yes. Bet on it.