According to a report from Kerrang, Smashing Pumpkins will be avoiding albums in the future and focusing on singles. The band's frontman, Billy Corgan, explained:

People don't even listen to it all. They put it on their iPod, they drag over the two singles, and skip over the rest. The listening patterns have changed. So why are we killing ourselves to do albums? Our primary function now is to be a singles band. We'll still be creative, but in a different form.

Other bands have hinted a similar approach, including the Bouncing Souls with their recently announced release plans.