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    We countdown our ten favorite songs from William Corgan and Co. this century!

    When you talk to fans of the Smashing Pumpkins, those early 20th century albums are always revered and regarded as untouchable. They certainly are among the best rock records ever, namely Gish, Siamese Dream, and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. However, the Pumpkins have enjoyed an equally creative spell this century, yielding albums such as Oceania and Monuments to an Elegy, to name a few, that reflect that energy of the classics, while progressing and evolving. You can place the latest two Pumpkins records alongside their most acclaimed, easily. So, given that the band is hitting the road this summer for a co-headline with Marilyn Manson (appropriately dubbed The End Times Tour), we decided to countdown the best Smashing Pumpkins tunes of this century.

    Top Ten Smashing Pumpkins Songs of the 21st Century

    10. "Tiberius"

    "Tiberius" ignited last year's phenomenal Monuments to an Elegy with a glistening soundscape that cracked and cackled under Corgan's distinct distorted riffing. His airtight six-string force and transfixing lyrical prose received a propulsive kick from Tommy Lee's drumming. Everything merges into a powerful pastiche as the frontman sings, "Hush my love don't fight. Never leave this night." You'll never want to leave.

    Listen to "Tiberius"

    9. "Panopticon"

    2012's Oceania is awash with melodically metallic guitars that instantly captivate. They're especially present on the robust "Panopticon," which augments the record's expansive vision with a dichotomy of emotion and elegance. It also boasts a shimmering performance from Corgan that's utterly as impenetrable as the six-string wall.

    Listen to "Panopticon"

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