Like many alt-rock bands, the Smashing Pumpkins
sound better than expected when reduced to singles, possibly because their high points were singles, no matter how carefully created their albums were. They had more than enough great material for a good compilation, and Greatest Hits
almost fits the bill, although it gives too much credence to the music made after the group's peak. Essentially, anything that most listeners will want to hear wraps up 11 tracks into the 18-track album, when the collection dives into material from Adore
, although even these two albums aren't embarrassments. Still, it does have many of the cuts that fans will want on one disc, including the non-LP "Drown" and "Landslide."