Stone Temple Pilots

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stone Temple Pilots' 2010 reunion album isn't a song deep before Scott Weiland alludes to his checkered chemical past by singing "even when we used to take drugs," which may not be a confession -- the singer took great pains to claim he was writing in third person for this, the sixth STP album -- but it's easy to read between the lines, particularly when the song title invites you to do so. Despite Weiland's knack for a fractured phrase, the kind that jams a verse or chorus into the brain, words have never been the reason to listen to Stone Temple Pilots, it's always been their candied crunch, the way the filter '70s sleaze through psychedelic swirls. The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stone Temple Pilots' 2010 reunion album isn't a song deep before Scott Weiland alludes to his checkered chemical past by singing "even when we used to take drugs," which may not be a confession -- the singer took great pains to claim he was writing in third person for this, the sixth STP album -- but it's easy to read between the lines, particularly when the song title invites you to do so. Despite Weiland's knack for a fractured phrase, the kind that jams a verse or chorus into the brain, words have never been the reason to listen to Stone Temple Pilots, it's always been their candied crunch, the way the filter '70s sleaze through psychedelic swirls. The brothers DeLeo are responsible for the former, and Weiland for the latter and, like it or not -- the decade-long absence suggests that they surely don't -- they need each other, neither team sounding quite as good in their solo projects as they do working together. So, Stone Temple Pilots finds STP picking up where they left off, retaining the harder, diamond edge of Shangri-La Dee Da, balancing swagger and melody with an expert professional touch, offering everything as expected, except for the key ingredient of Brendan O'Brien, who produced every one of STP's albums before this. In his stead come the DeLeo brothers, who somehow strip the group's sound to the core while still managing to pile on six-string overdubs; it's an STP record that's de-frilled and guitar heavy, its bluntness extending to a direct quotation of "Dancing Days" in the guitar solo for "Hickory Dichotomy" and an open homage to prime Aerosmith on "Huckleberry Crumble." Perhaps with another set of ears in the studio these allusions would be refined, and perhaps the entire set would be sharpened, anchored by a couple of surging singles, and possessing some sense of shifting texture, but as it stands, Stone Temple Pilots is a good solid record and an inadvertent testament to the fact that these guys need each other.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2010
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678965685
  • Catalog Number: 519419
  • Sales rank: 55,971

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Between the Lines (2:50)
  2. 2 Take a Load Off (3:11)
  3. 3 Huckleberry Crumble (3:10)
  4. 4 Hickory Dichotomy (3:22)
  5. 5 Dare If You Dare (4:29)
  6. 6 Cinnamon (3:33)
  7. 7 Hazy Daze (2:59)
  8. 8 Bagman (2:45)
  9. 9 Peacoat (3:29)
  10. 10 Fast As I Can (3:33)
  11. 11 First Kiss On Mars (3:03)
  12. 12 Maver (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stone Temple Pilots Primary Artist
Bill Appleberry Keyboards
Dean DeLeo Group Member
Robert DeLeo Group Member
Eric Kretz Group Member
Scott Weiland Group Member
Technical Credits
Stone Temple Pilots Producer
Bill Appleberry Engineer
Russ Fowler Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Don Was Additional Production
Shepard Fairey Cover Image
Mark Obriski Art Direction
Andrew Schubert Engineer
Brad Townsend Engineer
Doug Grean Engineer
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