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April 21, 2004

Crits on Corgan

Here's the returns on Billy Corgan's much-hyped Monday solo show at the Metro:

"A mixture of musical brilliance and bombastic self-indulgence" - Jim DeRogatis

"The more underwhelming songs sounded fragmented, infused with forced metaphors. ... [But] the show was not without moments of stunning immediacy." - Mark Guarino

"The songs early in the set weren't particularly distinguished ... [but] Corgan closed with an impressive string of songs" - Greg Kot

"Corgan's 'premiere performance as a solo acoustic act'? To be nitpicky, that was in fall '02 at the Hideout, during the Jack Sweeney open mike nights" - Jack Flack