Over the years, Billy Corgan has gotten used to taking his lumps. Coming off the critical and commercial high of 1995's Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, he released a string of albums, Pumpkins and otherwise, that were met with varying degrees of hostile scrutiny.
Corgan lists them all in order: "Adore, Machina, [Zwan's] Mary Star Of The Sea, The Future Embrace and Zeitgeist. That's five albums since Mellon Collie, and each time I had to hear, 'It's not what I want. It's too this, it's not enough that, blah blah blah…'