if music be the food of love, there’s a lot of weird lolita-complex types out there.: The Smashing Pumpkins broke up because they’d been defeated by the ‘Britneys of this world’ (sadly not in an actual Arena Fight). Here is a fine analysis of precisely what contributed to the Pumpkins’ split-up: give them all a medal, say I. Pop criticism, woo. (link via I Drank WHAT?, which is pretty good too)