R&P: Do you consider the Smashing Pumpkins grunge (and if possible, recommend me some songs)?

Being an alternative rock fan, you probably expect me to be a Smashing Pumpkins fan. Well, not really. I find Billy Corgan's voice to be irritating. I've heard some of the band's hits (such as 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, etc) but I don't really like them much. Any suggestions for me?... show more Being an alternative rock fan, you probably expect me to be a Smashing Pumpkins fan. Well, not really. I find Billy Corgan's voice to be irritating.
I've heard some of the band's hits (such as 1979, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, etc) but I don't really like them much. Any suggestions for me? :D

And, do you consider the band grunge? They're from Chicago, by the way.

BQ: Favorite Smashing Pumpkins song
BQ2: Favorite Smashing Pumpkins album
Update: Michelle: lol!
Update 2: Hello, shred! :)
Update 3: Mr. W: Because 99% of grunge bands are from Seattle (or the state of Washington). lol
Update 4: Thanks everyone for their answers so far. All of you helped me! :)
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