Zwan - Mary Star of the Sea

If you don't know who the Smashing Pumpkins are you deserve to be shot, and if you know me at all, you know I love their music. So naturally I was depressed when they announced that they were breaking up in 2000, but I was also happy because Billy Corgan announced he was going to start another band, and here they are, Zwan. Zwan is not, I repeat, not the Smashing Pumpkins. This CD sounds nothing like the Smashing Pumpkins so if you're expecting them forget about it. But Zwan is still a great band and Mary Star of the Sea is great proof of it.

This CD starts off with a song called "Lyric," which is a great way to introduce you to this CD. It's is a very catchy song with a nice refrain you will find yourself humming all week. The guitars aren't anything special but are memorable. The next song on the list goes by the name "Settle Down." Basically it is Billy trying to stop this girl from settling down with someone else. The song is kinda light with so so guitar work but pretty good lyrics to go along with them.

I will admit that this CD sounds kinda preppy, but I think that you will like it if you give it a chance. The downsides to it are the preppiness and the unstellar guitar work but if you can deal with that it is pretty good. I definitely recommend this CD to anyone who liked the Smashing Pumpkins or any band like them. If I had to compare it it with the Smashing Pumpkins I would say it sounds like a mix between Meloncholy and the Infinite Sadness and Adore. So yeah, good CD. Go buy it.


Buy It

1. Lyric
2. Settle Down
3. Declarations Of Faith
4. Honestly
5. El Sol
6. Of A Broken Heart
7. Ride A Black Swan
8. Heartsong
9. Endless Summer
10. Baby Let's Rock!
11. Yeah!
12. Desire
13. Jesus, I / Mary Star Of The Sea
14. Come With Me

Written by: Chas

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