The Smashing Pumpkins - Machina / The Machines Of God (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 522 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans ~ 240 Mb
Alternative Rock | Label: Virgin | # 7243 8 48936 2 0 | Time: 01:13:21
Machina/The Machines of God is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on February 29, 2000, by Virgin Records. A concept album, it marked the return of drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and was intended to be the band's final official LP release prior to their first break up in 2000. A sequel album — Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music — was later released independently via the Internet, and limited quantities for the physical version. As with its predecessor, Adore, Machina represented a drastic image and sound change for the band that failed to reconnect the band with chart-topping success. However, after the relatively brief Adore tour, the new line-up with Chamberlin and the former Hole bass guitarist Melissa Auf der Maur mounted longer international tours that returned the live incarnation of the band to a guitar-driven hard rock style.