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Stone Temple Pilots
Genres: Pop, Rock, Hard Rock & Metal
Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated new album. 'STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' - the Grammy Award-winning band's first all-new collection in close to a decade -... more »
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Atlantic recording group Stone Temple Pilots has announced the upcoming release of their hugely anticipated new album. 'STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' - the Grammy Award-winning band's first all-new collection in close to a decade - will arrive in stores and at all online retailers around the globe on May 25th. Produced by Stone Temple Pilots and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Dave Matthews Band, My Chemical Romance), 'STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' sees one of rock's biggest bands continuing to explore their enduring approach to music - melding big rock riffs, classic pop hooks, and the restless experimentalism of glam, punk, and psychedelia. Stone Temple Pilots - Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo, and Eric Kretz - will introduce fans to the new album at their first live date of 2010, performing as part of the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The show - slated for Thursday, March 18th at the famed Austin Music Hall, and presented by StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace - kicks off an extensive worldwide 2010 schedule for STP, with U.S. dates, radio festivals, and a European tour slated to follow. A full-scale North American summer tour will also be announced in the coming weeks.
Deluxe edition will contain 4 bonus tracks:
-Samba Nova (Bonus Track)
-Vasoline (Live from Chicago)
-Hickory Dichotomy (Live from Chicago)
-Between the Lines (Live from Chicago)
Includes a 12 page booklet and an 18 panel poster plus gold foil added to the cover art.
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Seth D. (4wallz) from LIVINGSTON, TN
Reviewed on 8/1/2012...
Stone Temple pilots have never been able to please everyone. From their first album "Core" in 1992 when the critics bashed them (but the fans got it!) to their groundbreaking "Tiny Music.." and the style change, STP have been naturally progressing as a band.
I submit that this new record is an awesome next phase in their development as a band. Do I long for the harder edge sound from Core, Purple, and No. 4? Sure, I love the tunes from those cds. But at the same time it's not like I disliked Tiny Music... or Shangri-La Dee Da. Still there is something brave about the guys doing a 70s rock inspired record. It's bold. It's loud, and it's fresh.
Let's break it down:
Between the Lines (5/5) Excellent lead single from the record. Lyrics are meaningful if you know what kind of past Scott has had. Video is cool too.
Take a Load Off (5/5) Another fun 70s rock tune amd the second single. The chorus is jangly and poppy. By this time in the record you realize they are going to have a theme going...
Huckleberry Crumble (4/5) I can see Aerosmith writing this song. Has a dirty southern rock vibe. Excellent song.
Hickory Dichotomy (5/5) Another great bluesy rock tune. I agree with the other reviewer, could have easily been a single.
Dare If You Dare (3/5) A bit forgettable in my opinion. Not that it's bad or anything. Just a bit of a letdown after the first four tracks. Still a great chorus though.
Cinnamon (4/5) The third single off the record. People are split on this song, and rightfully so. On one hand it is a masterfully crafted sugary, poppy sounding song. Some people hate it, and would say this is why STP isn't very good anymore. I don't agree with that camp. While I don't normally like songs like this, it completely works. Sounds like a tune STP would have written if they had been a band in the 60s. And it's so darn catchy too! I give it two thumbs up myself.
Hazy Daze (5/5) Another dirty rock song in the vein of Huckleberry and Hickory. Love the sound of the guitar in this one. One of my favorite tracks on the album.
Bagman (4/5) It would surprise me if this song doesn't become a concert staple. I love the swagger in this song.
Peacoat (5/5) This song could easily have been a hard rocking song. The guitar riff that opens the song sounds so menacing. The chorus is a bit poppy, but I think it is a solid rock tune. Worth listening to 50 or more times.
Fast As I Can (3/5) One of the weakest tunes on the cd in my opinion. It's just a rock tune. Slightly boring even.
First Kiss On Mars (5/5) Love Weiland's vocals on this one. Another heavily inspired classic rock sounding song.
Maver (4/5) Solid song. Slower.
BONUS TRACKS from the deluxe edition:
Samba Nova (1/5) Ugh. I know why this song didn't make the regular edition of the album. In my opinion it might be the weakest song STP have ever made. Trippy sounding, and yet boring.
Vasoline - Live (5/5) I'm normally not a huge fan of live tracks. But it's such a good song, and the band sounds spot on. Good addition.
Hickory Dichotomy - Live (5/5) Being live only adds to how awesome this tune is!
Between the Lines - Live (5/5) They hit this song hard! Sounds great.
OVER ALL SCORE: 68/80. Pretty good. Definitely a 5 star cd. Don't listen to all the haters. They are the people who hate when a band evolves. And if you hate a band's sound evolving, it makes me wonder why you would be a Stone Temple Pilot fan anyway. Worth picking up.
For the next record I do hope they add a little more punch to it. But even if they made another just like this one, I would still love it. Good job guys. Thanks for the new album.
Matthew David Ritchey | Hollywood, CA USA | 05/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, honestly, this is more of a three-and-a-half star review. As a fan of STP over the years, I love that they've stayed on course..... ironically meaning that they've released another album that sounds like none of their other albums.
That being said, there are some tracks that sound like what you'd call "vintage STP." "Take A Load Off," for example, has the soaring chorus (with Scott once again employing the use of the word "Yeah" in place of something with meaning....... I'm so glad he's out of Velvet Revolver......), with a grungy verse.
As soon as you move on to "Huckleberry Crumble," it becomes more obvious that the DeLeo's have been thinking 60's and 70's rock. While some people lament the fact that some of the tracks on here sound like old Aerosmith and Bowie ("First Kiss On Mars"), I ask "why lament?" Bowie and Aerosmith haven't done music as good as their seventies stuff since.... well... the seventies, so why not get some great music in that style done by somebody else?
"Hickory Dichotomy" has a great funky groove and is definitely among the best tracks on the album. Not surprisingly, they released the best tracks for streaming about three weeks before the album was available, so it's when you move on to the other tracks, the disappointment sets in. "Dare If You Dare" has a great, very DeLeo guitar riff and verse melody ripped from what could be an unreleased "Sgt. Pepper" song, but the chorus is so insipid both in lyrics and vocal delivery, that it's almost worth skipping altogether.
"Cinnamon" is a gem, though. Does it sound like good Oasis? It does. But note the word "good." (But Scott's back to his "I can use the word 'Yeah' for a full chorus!' thing....)
"Hazy Daze" has a similar problem to "Dare If You Dare" - it's got an amazing riff, good verse and bridge, but the chorus doesn't fit the music. (Am I being nitpicky? Yes. But I've had these opinions about all of Weiland's material...... back to when he ruined some great music on Contraband with bad melodies.)
"Bagman." Straightforward rocker. Another early streaming track and concert teaser that's great as a shout-along.
"Peacoat." The first truly forgettable song on here. I liken it to the songs on "Shangri-La-Di-Da" that I can hum along to but don't know lyrics or title, as they weren't impressive enough to learn. I will never know that this song is called "Peacoat."
"Fast As I Can" is not, as I'd thought, a recording of a song of the same name done by STP's former moniker "Mighty Joe Young." It's fun, but fits in the exact place as other songs of this type.... for some reason, his is the place in the album (third or so from the end) where all rock bands drop a track that's a forgettable rocker. It's not bad, and it's got a great beat, but it's placed on the album in a way that it disappears.
"First Kiss On Mars" is a Beatles tune sung by David Bowie. And it's awesome. I haven't listened to the lyrics enough to be sure that they mean absolutely nothing in relation to the title, but this one has it all - good 60's riff, good verses and a flowing chorus (which could very easily have been "Yeah, it's over," but maybe Scott's expanding his vocabulary).
"Maver" - the usual mellow finale to the album. Glam rock neuvo-country. Decent. Forgettable.
As I said, three and a half out of five. When it's good, it's great, but there's the usual amount of dead wood.
Worth a listen, though. And if you're open to something that isn't exactly like what you remember STP to be, it's pretty solid."
A Great Blend Of Purple & No. 4
Joseph Esposito | California | 05/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a starting point, I have been a STP fan since Core. To give you a reference point of my taste over their career, I thought Core was outstanding, same for Purple even though it was a much softer sound. Tiny Music was mostly just a boring album, but No. 4 was a hard return to form. Shangri-La Dee Da wasn't bad, but it never hooked me and lives in the same space as Tiny Music for my ears.
Anyone who has followed the band through the years has had many ups and downs as Weiland has struggled to stay above his addictions, but news of a new album has always been welcome. Now that's it finally hear, how does this self-titles stack up? Let's go through it song by song:
1. Between The Lines - A good mix of Purple and No. 4 to me, and great to hear that no matter his personal troubles Weiland still have a commanding voice. Easy to hear why this is the song they performed on their first time back to Letterman in a decade.
2. Take A Load Off - Very Purple. The main riff is a solid backing to lyrics that seem to wander about in contemplation. I'd imagine the trademark 'Weiland dance' will accompany this in concert.
3. Huckleberry Crumble - So far, my favorite track on the album. Seems very '70s to me for some reason, but the main chorus is a freight train of listenability and makes the whole song work.
4. Hickory Dichotomy - Again, a very 70s feel. Trippy and light, very radio friendly if not particularly memorable.
5. Dare If You Dare - This seems straight out of No. 4, almost a spiritual companion to Sour Girl. A good mid-album tune. I dig the slight edge Weiland puts on his voice here.
6. Cinnamon - Man, this is a strange one for me. It's not bad, but it's not the type of song I ever expected from STP. This sounds more like Kaiser Chiefs to me. Again, not bad, just different.
7. Hazy Daze - This sounds like what I'd imagine Rage Against The Machine would have sounded like with Jimi Hendrix on guitar. Heavy and catchy, another standout track.
8. Bagman - Ah, back to Purple. I can see this is a single, and no doubt this is the type of song that will get the multiple Beatles sound comparisons. Substitute the word 'Batman', takes on a while new meaning!
9. Peacoat - The Bowie influence can be heard clearly in the vocals on this track, which is slower but still a good listen. Some cool guitar work going on in this one.
10. Fast As I Can - Just like that, the tempo picks up. This sounds like a lost track off of No. 4. A bit harder, a bit faster, a lot arena rock. Nifty guitar solo towards the end.
11. First Kiss On Mars - Back to Bowieville, and I would guess based on the title that it was no accident. Spacey and poppy.
12. Maver - This one reminds me of Tiny Music for some reason. Not bad, but forgettable.
13. Samba Nova - Again, a fusion of Purple and No. 4 as we get a trippy 60s tune to finish out the new material. Likeable, and a good way to close the album.
14. Vasoline (Live) - Being that I liked Purple, this is a nice extra track. Good performance of a well-known tune.
15. Hickory Dichotomy (Live) - Always good when a live performance of a song is so close to the recorded version that the review of the album version still applies.
16. Between The Lines (Live) - Weiland sounds a lot like Kurt Cobain in this recording, but that could just be me. A good performance of a great song."