22. Smashing Pumpkins

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Easily one of the most important Alternative bands of the 1990’s, the Smashing Pumpkins were able to become Alternative stars without sounding like the Grunge stars that they were often lumped in with.  The Pumpkins could master varying emotions effortlessly easily delivering songs with unparalleled sorrow to tunes of blistering rage.  They delivered these skills to the video medium, and their overall videos of the 90’s are on par with any other band that could be named.  Billy Corgan and company may not get in on the first year of eligibility, but for a few years they were right there at the top. This could be anywhere from a quick induction to a twenty year wait.

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2015: #51
    2016: #48
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2015
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Chicago, IL)
  • Why they will get in: For a few years, they were one of the most successful and respected in the business.

  • Why they won't get in: Was their peak long enough?

  • Essential Albums: Gish (1991)
    Siamese Dream (1993)
    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
    Zeitgeist (2007)

  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Siva (From Gish, 1991)
    Cherub Rock (From Siamese Dream, 1993)
    Disarm (From Siamese Dream, 1993)
    Bullet With Butterfly Wings (From Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1995)
    Zero (From Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, 1995)

Should Smashing Pumpkins be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 88.8%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 7.4%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 2.1%

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+10 #2 Bruno 2016-01-01 19:57
They had their share of critical and commercial success, so one would think this would be a no-brainer. But somehow Corgan and his hired hands managed to tarnish their reputation pretty badly starting in the late 90's, and it's never recovered. They'll get in, but they'll be made to sweat it out awhile.
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+11 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
No doubt. Maybe the best band of the 90's. Nirvana had more impact but Billy corgan and his mates were better. And did any band ever sound more original? never heard anything like them before or since.
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