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Core

Stone Temple PilotsAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)

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Everything happens for a reason. The majority of global belief systems have this concept at their core. Notables from actress Marilyn Monroe to the Greek philosopher Leucippus believed in this. Fundamental to the matter at hand, it is a belief held by Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz, the members of Stone Temple Pilots. How else to explain the present beatific state ... Read more in Amazon's Stone Temple Pilots Store

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  • Audio CD (September 29, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: September 29, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002IU3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,729 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though lambasted in some quarters as cynical clones of the then-vaunted "Seattle sound" (in particular, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam) STP's 1993 debut nonetheless found a considerable following for its potent crunch and sly hooks. While some tracks do seem to ape the era's grunge ethos a bit too slavishly, there's also a sense that perhaps Weiland and company were merely sharing some of the same influences as their contemporaries--and on standouts like the riff-savvy "Sex Type Thing" and the moody acoustics of "Creep", accomplishing it with a bit more ambitious range. Indeed, the radio anthem "Crush" belies a devotion to songcraft disdained by many of their peers, one that served as an effective bridge between the stadium rock of the '70s and '80s and the more introspective alt-rock just then coming into vogue--even if the album's triple-platinum sales showed just how ironic and misplaced the "alternative" label could ultimately be. --Jerry McCulley

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Certified Multi-Platinum (8 times) by the RIAA. (4/02)

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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic debut April 7, 2005
Format:Audio CD
In 1992/93, probably most people would not have expected Stone Temple Pilots to be one of the best bands of the decade. People were really split on STP back in the day. To be sure, they were one of the most popular bands of the decade right off the bat. Over half of the songs on their debut album "Core" were very popular radio staples back in the early 90s and remain popular to this day. Fans bought "Core" in droves upon its release, and it has gone on to sell eight million copies.

Most likely because of the band's almost instant success, they received an enormous amount of condemnation. They were accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon. The most common complaint thrown at STP was that they were Pearl Jam rip-offs. A few years later, if you were to listen to Pearl Jam's "No Code" and then listen to STP's "Tiny Music," it would be hard to imagine thinking that STP was a knockoff of PJ. But in the early 90s, however, before STP really got into their own groove with subsequent albums, the comparison and complaints remained.

I think that one of the main differences between these two bands is that Pearl Jam is a college/undergound band at heart, and Stone Temple Pilots are an arena rock band at heart. The fact that STP never lost the knack for writing great hooks throughout their five releases, and that Pearl Jam's music became increasingly less commercial, more arty, confirm that for me (not to say that one band is superior to the other, as they were/are both great in their own right).

In all honesty, "Core" is not the most groundbreaking influential album of all-time. Stone Temple Pilots were a very talented and eclectic band, and they did have their own sound. In the beginning, however, they did borrow from some of their peers, like Pearl Jam and Nirvana.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STP: At their maximum energy and talent March 8, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Personally, although Stone Temple Pilots are my favorite band, I still think others should be able to appreciate the underlying angst and heavy guitar rhythms, as well as the passion and strain that can be detected in singer Scott Weiland's voice as he croons through the album. Songs such as Dead and Bloated, Sex Type Thing, Wicked Garden, Creep, and the epic Plush helped to define early 90's rock and roll/grunge/alternative, as well as setting the tone for later artists such as Bush, Godsmack, etc. Call them unoriginal, call them copycats, call them whatever you want, but Stone Temple Pilots always have a new style or a new variation on an old style that keeps you guessing. I give core an A-plus as a musician and as a music lover. This album is especially revered by those who like the heavy grunge sound of the early 90's, as it is very evident. The melancholy 'creep' invokes a sense of desperation, of a man driven out of his mind and into the arms of a woman who doesn't love him. Sex Type Thing, though controversial, is about the evils of date rape, not the benefits of it as was common belief when the song was released. Plush, by far the most masterful of the recordings, will make the price of the cd worth it by its own merit alone.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IF you like your music hard - This is THE cd to own November 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Sure, there are heavier bands out there, but STP, really kicks it hard with this amazing debut. The world of music owes alot to the talent of Scott Weiland and the boys.. (call then posers if you dare..the sheer amount of album sales of CORE would prove otherwise) - I would dare say that anyone with a love for the "grunge" sound, could not appreciate the sonic intensity at which this music personifies. Go beyond, the wall of sound demonstrated at the onset on Dead and Bloated (evokes Sabbath rifts) Sex Type Thing and Wicked Garden, and get to the heart of the musicianship demonstrated on NO Memory as the lead in to Sin. - The heavy plays out in perfect contrast to the heady - introspective sounds of Creep "I'm half the man I used to be" and Plush (an unforgettable rock anthem that gets better with each listen. Just to get you set up for the other rockers on the cd Piece of Pie and Crackerman and the masterful closer - Where the River Goes (next to Plush, my other personal fave).
- There are other excellent STP albums out there, and I can't quite place my love for this one over Purple, but CORE is the one that will stand the test of time. A masterpiece of angst at it introspective best.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly inspired rock/grunge July 12, 2005
By Drogyn
Format:Audio CD
Brimming with energy, inspiration, and dark pathos, Core is a masterpiece from the era that spawned it. Not only does the album have a unifying feel to it, the songs stand out on their own as utterly listenable and enjoyable.

Sex Type Thing, Plush, Wicked Garden, Dead and Bloated.... the number of stellar tracks on this CD is staggering.

Scott Weiland and his band have created an album that is replayable, engaging, and definetely one of the best albums of the 90s. There's some filler in the later half, but it's surrounded by such amazing gems it really doesn't impact the album.

Grade: A-
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That's High Level Rock on a High Level Media!! April 16, 2002
Format:DVD Audio
I think I don't need to tell anything about CORE cd, the reviews on the CD-AUDIO already do this. This STP cd is a milestone on quality and style. But after listening the DVD-A, I've got shocked!! The quality is amazing, the sound is somewhat clear and defined that I cannot describe in words.....but let me try...The quality level difference between the Core DVDA and Core CD is the same as DVD(any title) and VHS(any title)!!
Put it in you DVD-Player, and enjoy!! As a great fan of STP, I really recommend it!! "Hear what you've been missing"!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Absolutely their best,love STP.
Published 14 days ago by Richard Siegel
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
this was bought as a replacement for someone else.
Published 15 days ago by Jill C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic
Awesome album...
Published 15 days ago by Robert S. Alexander
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
thank you
Published 16 days ago by Richard J. Lott
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
OK
Published 2 months ago by Marcos V. Migon
4.0 out of 5 stars The pinnacle for STP
Stone Temple Pilots are looked at today as one of the best and most memorable bands to emerge from the early 90's grunge-rock explosion. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jonathan Weller
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Good
Still some powerful songs that are great to work out to. The band put together a pretty good collection that had wide appeal, even beyond grunge.
Published 2 months ago by Mary Geraldine Gilbert
5.0 out of 5 stars STP. 'Nuff said.
Arguably their best album, I'm glad to have finally added it to my collection. The singles give it enough power to stand alone and the unreleased songs just take it over the top.
Published 3 months ago by WrongWay
5.0 out of 5 stars Stone Temple Pilots!
Once again a excellent purchase I made! Crackerman my favorite song, then again...love them all! as usual, from me! Ya de ya
Published 4 months ago by Gus
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ST debut.
One of the best debut albums of all time. Still holds up after all these years. Better than most rock groups now.
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