Ogilala

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Ogilala
Ogilala.jpg
Studio album by William Patrick Corgan
Released October 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
Recorded 2016–2017
Studio Shangri-La Recording Studio in Malibu, California, United States
Genre
Length 38:32
Label
Producer
William Patrick Corgan chronology
TheFutureEmbrace
(2005)TheFutureEmbrace2005
Ogilala
(2017)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubC+[4]
Clash Music7/10[5]
Consequence of SoundB-[6]
DIY Magazine4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork5.7/10[8]
Record Collector2/5 stars[9]

Ogilala (/ɔːɡlɑːlɑː/) is the second solo album by American musician Billy Corgan (under the name William Patrick Corgan), frontman of alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. The album was released on October 13, 2017, in the United States.[1] This is the first album since his 2005's debut album, TheFutureEmbrace. The album was co-produced by Corgan with Rick Rubin, and does not feature Corgan's longtime collaborator Bjorn Thorsrud. "Aeronaut" preceded the record as its lead single, with a US tour beginning the day after the record's release.[10]

In comparison with Corgan's previous work, the album's songs are primarily acoustic, and are predominantly performed on acoustic guitar, piano and strings. The song "Processional" marks the first time since The Smashing Pumpkins' break-up in 2000 that Corgan has collaborated with the band's former guitarist James Iha.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Billy Corgan.

No.TitleLength
1."Zowie"2:41
2."Processional"3:55
3."The Spaniards"4:08
4."Aeronaut"3:40
5."The Long Goodbye"2:43
6."Half-Life of an Autodidact"3:27
7."Amarinthe"3:54
8."Antietam"3:16
9."Mandarynne"3:56
10."Shiloh"3:11
11."Archer"3:41
Total length:38:32

Some tracks are cross-faded in the physical version, thus reducing the playing time of the album about 20 seconds.

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[12] 7
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 86
US Billboard 200[14] 183

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Strauss, Matthew (August 22, 2017). "Billy Corgan Announces New Album Ogilala, Shares New Song "Aeronaut": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Reviews and Tracks for Ogilala by William Patrick Corgan". Metacritic. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ogilala - William Patrick Corgan, Billy Corgan". AllMusic. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  4. ^ O’Neal, Sean. "Here are 6 new albums you should know about this week". The A.V. Club. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ Walker-Smart, Sam. "William Patrick Corgan - Ogilala". Clash Music. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  6. ^ Geffen, Sasha. "William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  7. ^ Goggins, Joe. "William Patrick Corgan - Ogilala". DIY Magazine. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  8. ^ Cohen, Ian. "William Patrick Corgan: Ogilala". Pitchfork. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Moores, JR. "CORGAN - OGILALA". Record Collector. Retrieved October 18, 2017. 
  10. ^ Cook-Wilson, Winston (August 22, 2017). "Billy Corgan Announces Solo Album Ogilala, Releases Single "Aeronaut"". Spin. Retrieved September 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ a b Greene, Andy (September 23, 2017). "Billy Corgan Talks Solo LP, Making Peace With Original Smashing Pumpkins". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 23, 2017. 
  12. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. October 23, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – William Patrick Corgan – Ogilala". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  14. ^ "Billy Corgan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 24, 2017.