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Stone Temple Pilots
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
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Japanese Version featuring a Bonus Track: Andy Warhol.


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All Artists: Stone Temple Pilots
Title: Purple
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 25
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/7/1994
Release Date: 6/7/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678260728, 756782607288


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Japanese Version featuring a Bonus Track: Andy Warhol.

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Seth D. (4wallz) from SPARTA, TN
Reviewed on 1/3/2012...
By this point in STP's career they had made 1 grungy rock album that had been panned by the critics as a rip off cd. But it had struck a note with the public leading them to begin recording a follow up. It was released on June 7th, 1994. The record followed a lot of the same territory that the first did with plenty f grunge and hard rock sensibilities. Even with that said though, the subtle shift to psychedelic rock can be seen here as well (i.e. "Lounge Fly"). It went on to sell over 6 million copies. But does the cd live up to the hype when played? Let's go through it track by track... (1 to 5 scale)

1. "Meatplow" 4.9 Solid start to the cd. Weird lyrics and grinding guitars let you know STP is back baby.
2. "Vasoline" 5.0 Another rock staple. The heavy effects at the start are very memorable.
3. "Lounge Fly" 4.2 STP's first foray into psychedelic rock. It works moderately well. Only profanity on the album is heard on this track.
4. "Interstate Love Song" 5.0 Probably the best song on the whole album. A groove with a cool melody and great lyrics to match. And the video is good too. There is nothing negative I can say about this song.
5. "Still Remains" 4.3 A beautiful love song. My mom always thought the "Take a bath, I'll drink the water that you leave" line was gross. But in some weird ways you can almost relate....
6. "Pretty Penny" 4.5 Love the opening shimmer to the acoustic guitar. Another psychedelic song. Not heavy at all. And perfectly placed on the cd.
7. "Silvergun Superman" 4.9 STP show they have still have the hard rock chops. The lyrics are cool. Hearing a pig whisper sweetly....pretty cool. Guitar work is great too.
8. "Big Empty" 5.0 This song was also on The Crow soundtrack. And also appeared on their unplugged special on MTV. Excellent song. Love the slide guitar. STP went country on this one and still rocked it!
9. "Unglued" 5.0 A straight up rock monster. Still good to pump your fist too.
10. "Army Ants" 4.9 No slowing down on this track. Starts off soft and mellow and then kicks it into hyper drive!
11. "Kitchenware & Candybars" 3.5 Nothing special about this song. The hidden song about it being the second album is better than the first song on the track.
Total: 51.2 out of 55.0. Above average album and totally worth picking up if you don't have it yet.
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Rene A. from NAVARRE, FL
Reviewed on 12/27/2009...
its great!
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Mark M. (tmm2112) from MADISON, AL
Reviewed on 4/25/2008...
One of the best albums of its era! I ended up with two somehow, but would never part with them both. If you like grunge, this is an absolute must.
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A surprisingly diverse, eccentric album.
D. Mok | Los Angeles, CA | 04/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Accused of mimicking Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots took two years after its debut (1992's core) to produce this astounding, strange, and utterly fascinating album containing some of the band's best compositions, a newer, better sense of lyrics, and better performances all around.Purple is almost pop-music in its songwriting approach, with emphasis on big, throbbing hooks, sharp production, and execution. "Meat Plow" opens the album on a sneer and a bristling beat, and then "Vasoline" announces the band's intent to experiment. Two notes on a guitar tell the story, and Scott Weiland's unusually nuanced singing combine for the strangest grunge anthem since Alice in Chains' "Would?". "Pretty Penny" finds the band in dreamy territory with its best ballad ever, hands down, Weiland's singing evocative and emotive; "Big Empty" has dynamics and huge surges of guitar; "Still Remains" is infectious in its melody, imagery and sexual tension; and "Interstate Love Song" is another anthemic crunch a la "Plush", the biggest modern-rock hit of its time (a record it held until a year or two ago). The album suckerpunches yet again at the end with the incredibly weird but maddeningly catchy lounge tune (not performed by the band) that thumbs its nose at conventional album recording and is another showcase of the sense of humour that Stone Temple Pilots have begun to mine.Very worthy, very catchy rock and roll; an album that begins to carve STP an identity independent of its forerunners."
One of the Best and most Consitent Records I've Ever Heard.
D. Mok | 09/02/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Its hard to believe the mediocro review I've read on this one. This is one of my all time favorite records. This is one of the few records that I can think of that (for me) does not have a single weak track on it. Everyone of them I like and I really dig. To me, this is like a greatist hits collections ... save it is a regular album. I cannot think of a single album that every track works this well (save I guess for Led Zep IV ... but the last cut on that I like now, but it took to grow on me). Its like I feel everyone of these songs could be a hit grunge single. This is Sixteen Stone on a bigger scale. Sixteen stone, the five hit singles off of that everyone of them I really dig, espically Comedown, Glycerine, Machine Head, and Little Things (dang, just about name all five ; )). Any album that has songs like that has to be awsome ... espically five of them. This whole record is like that for me. Even the end track ... kind of like a silly novelty track. (Its screams Yellow Submarine, which is the ultimate noveltry track). Everyone of them I made a connection too instantly, and dug instantly. (I can't say that about even Sgt Pepper, which is one of my all time favorit records ... should read my review on that one on Amazon ... I'm the one that says they tried to take us on a Magical Mystery Tour and they succeded with that record Sgt Pepper.).The funny thing about it is, to me this record is two tracks short. I could have sworn on all holy that Dancing Days was on there. In fact, I never knew it was a Zep song untill I was taping off Houses of the Holy (another great record btw) off the Radio and that came on. That reallly tripped me out. So I went to this record thinking it was on here trying to find it. I findly found the track on Encomium (Led Zep Tribute Album). I still think of that has a STP song, and it (the Zep version) seems weird and unnatural, altho' I do like it. The next is Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart which is on their next record. It would have fit perfectly with this CD. Same quality, same mood, same everything. Its the lost Purple track. I dig it as much as I dig the whole of this album.This is one of my fav's of all time, the whole thing is extremly catchy. There is not a single bad tune on it, and that is saying a lot. Many bands have different songs I really love a lot (like I Alone by Live), but none of the grunge bands have crammed this many onto one album. The WHOLE album is great. The closet someone comes to this is Bush on Sixteen Stone. (Sorry ... is it just me but save for the some of the songs on the first side, did Razorblade Suitcase pretty much suck and Deconstructed absoletly horrible?)"