Crestfallen came from one of my favorite Smashing Pumpkins albums, Adore, which was released in 1998. The sound was a lot darker than their previous releases. It was a little more piano, a little more electronic, and a little more experiemental.
I listened to it a lot in high school because things weren’t that great and sometimes I just wanted to escape from the world. 9 times out of 10 you’d find it in my CD player. This was also around the time I really started listening to Alice in Chains, specifically Down in a Hole (couldn’t have said it better to describe that time in my life).
Adore was the first album recorded as a trio because drummer Jimmy Chamberlain had left due to personal problems. Fans were divided in opinion of the new sound, some loved it and some hated it. However, the album received much praise from critics and was nominated for an award. It produced two singles, “Perfect” and “Ava Adore.” Chamberlain would later rejoin the band to record the album, Machina: The Machines of God, which is my other favorite album by this band. However, bassist D’Arcy Wretzky would later be replaced by Melissa Auf Der Maur.