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Certified Multi-Platinum (8 times) by the RIAA. (4/02)
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
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Product Dimensions : 5.59 x 5 x 0.39 inches; 3.53 Ounces
- Manufacturer : Atlantic
- Item model number : 2014800
- Original Release Date : 1992
- SPARS Code : DDD
- Date First Available : July 27, 2006
- Label : Atlantic
- ASIN : B000002IU3
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,606 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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However, this album review is about their debut collective, named "core" hard, distorted and in general loud, this album provided power chord riff's with melodic vocals reminiscent of past blues rock-come-country singers that broke out into their own sound. Tracks listed in a particular manner that helped compliment each song, one after the other.
Needless to say, this album is what made stone temple pilots who they were destined to become. It provided a niche fan base that would follow the band right through to Shangri-La Dee Da and Thank You despite their experimental and evolving sound post- Purple ( now listed on amazon.com as self titled???)
Tracks making the honour list are : Wicked garden, Sex type thing, plush, dead and bloated and creep all making my personal list for some of the greatest music to come out of 1992.
Nostalgic, heart warming for a guy who was on the verge of growing up, skateboarding and liking girls for the very first time, this album has a place with me always, a good listen for background tunes, driving, and just having a good time. Raw and uneven, I love that the imperfections that people might see in this album are anything but that to the devote STP community.
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Saw it and needed to add it to my CD collection
Very good songs.. Just discovered them..
Love the unplugged stone temple pilots on ytube.. Excellent
Every time we got in the car that tape would play and if it wasn’t for this album I would not love to music I love today.
This album is a must... no an essential.
I can not praise this album enough.