This 1991 debut record by alt rock deities Smashing Pumpkins was critically reassessed only after the band released their 1993 sophomore smash Siamese Dream. And, oh what a revelation. The opening two tracks (‘I Am One’ and ‘Siva’) announce the foursome with a bang and a clatter (due in large part to drummer Jimmy Chamberlin’s ringing, hollow snare) before taking things down a notch or two into psychedelia with ‘Rhinoceros’ and ‘Crush.’ Interspersed between and after are more guitar heavy rock anthems that showcase singer/guitarist Billy Corgan’s chops. Pull up any videos of Corgan playing live (this one for example) and you’ll see that he doesn’t strum his guitar - he attacks it.