10 Albums That Are Difficult To Listen To

8. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - The Smashing Pumpkins

The entire music industry was already thrown for a bit of a loop with the invention of the CD in the early '80s. Not having to rely on the length restrictions of vinyl anymore, bands could now spread out their track listing to occupy a lot more time than your standard 40 minute record. While some bands managed to take great advantage of this, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is one of the more notable victims of a bloated experience.

That's not to say that this is even a bad record, with songs like Bullet With Butterfly Wings and 1979 having the potential to be considered some of the greatest Smashing Pumpkins songs ever made. Then again, how long are you willing to sit with one band's work? 40 minutes....90 minutes maybe if it's a double album? How about 120 MINUTES????

Though the actual parts on here are stellar, the thing holding this back from being a tight package is that there's too much of it, with most people having to take a bit of a breather in between both CDs just to take it all in. Granted, there are a few things to keep you on your toes, like the acoustic side of We Only Come Out at Night being juxtaposed with metal thrashers like Jellybelly. Even if your track list is aces from back to front though, you need to be able to reel yourself in a bit before subjecting your audience to anything feature length.

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