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Pro-social Content

No rage. No nihilism. Instead, lead singer Billy Corgan values love and friendship on "Perfect," "To Sheila," "Pug" and "Shame." He copes with the death of his mother with the respectful tributes "Once Upon a Time" and "For Martha." While short on answers, the rhetorical questions posed by "Appels + Oranjes" ponder life's deeper meaning. A positive step!

Objectionable Content

Heaven gets blamed for a car crash leading to an untimely death ("Tear"). A lover is called "my whore" and "the murder in my world" on "Ava Adore." Liner notes include two photos of bassist D'Arcy Wretzky in a see-through blouse.

Summary Advisory

Once again, Smashing Pumpkins specialize in obscure lyrics and poetic streams of consciousness. But on Adore, the band avoids the obscenities, despair and self-loathing of past albums. Only a few lyrical shortcomings. Still, the nudity is inexcusable.

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Debuted at number 2

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