Adore (The Smashing Pumpkins album). Redirected from Daphne Descends). Adore is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released in June 1998 by Virgin Records.
Released June 2, 1998. After the announcement of the release, MTV declared Adore to be one of the most anticipated albums of 1998. The fourth studio album by the Smashing Pumpkins was released at the height of their fame on June 2nd of that year. Pitchfork Magazine called it synthpop, Slant called it gothic rock, and Rolling Stone called it an epic electronic rock album. Simply put, this was an album that offered something entirely new to the Pumpkins catalog.
Smashing Pumpkins - with a core lineup of Corgan, second guitarist James Iha, bassist D’arcy Wretzky, and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin - hailed from Chicago and blew up with their second album, 1993’s Siamese Dream, a colossus of snarling guitar-god ambition and bleating sad-goth vulnerability. God bless the crunchy neon-melodrama anthem Today, and its iconic let’s paint an ice-cream truck video. Very few ’90s rock records - Nirvana’s Nevermind, in fact, might be the only one - were bigger, or better, or more melodramatically beloved. Track 12 on Adore is called Shame. At this point on the album all but the most devout Corgan worshipers are flagging at least a little, and the song doesn’t much perk things up: It’s slow and funereal and almost seven minutes long, and our rattled antihero is not at his most lyrically astute. Love is good and love is kind, Love is good and love is blind.