Siamese Dream (2011 - Remaster)
Label: Virgin Records
If Gish unlocked the door for the Pumpkins, then Siamese Dream kicked it down. When Billy Corgan and Co. unleashed this beast in 1993, it cemented their role as alt-rock superstars, with "Disarm," "Cherub Rock," "Rocket" and "Today" dominating MTV and alternative radio. Reeling from addiction, depression and the pressure of being the "next Nirvana," the band embodied '90s heroin-chic malaise and created one of the decade's finest records, a cathartic mix of dream pop, grunge and prog rock.