An excellent album by a underated band. Their first albun, Gish, has a more moody/ 60's atmosphere than this one, in which their style fully developes. Corgan just got out of a writer's block and a bout with depression, which shows in this album lyrical performane.
Musically, this album is interesting. While guitar parts in some of the heavier or more moving pieces (Today and Disarm) are beautifully simple, skill is shown on other tracks (Sweet, Sweet) with pretty high fret finger picking.
This album also uses a Mellotron, which most of us mistake for strings (which also get used on some tracks). All this musicianship is pretty amazing from someone who still can't read music. A true album from the heart back before the Pumpkins starting writing concept albums few could understand or relate to. However, many people can't stand it because it's too depressing, whiny and moody, but no one has ever pulled that off better than the Pumpkins.