Album reviews - '90s angst edition

Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Despite the turning of the page, the '90s are still all the rage. Coincidentally, two of that decade's biggest ragers, Fiona Apple and the Smashing Pumpkins, release new albums this week. One has kept that rage bottled, and like a fine wine, it's uncorked and more heavenly than ever. The other has softened with age and perspective but still rages instrumentally. The Smashing Pumpkins' Oceania (EMI) suggests a placid lushness with its... READ MORE