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The All-Time Coolest American Rock Bands
8. Smashing Pumpkins
While Nirvana took grunge into the charts, Billy Corgan was following a more melodic path with his band Smashing Pumpkins. The albums Gish and Siamese Dream are solid classics, while the ambitious Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness showed that the music could tap into the smoother sounds of the 1970s.