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STP should go in the R'n'R Hall of Fame- they r better than Nirvana
on January 11, 2015
While this album is just a bit above average for STP, it's still one of the top rock albums of this decade. It has some great and memorable harmony, solid lyrics and amazing musicianship.
Dean's guitars on Take A Load Off and Huckleberry Crumble are novel and impressive. His slide guitar on Hickory Dichotomy and Maver are killer. The latter has beautiful melodic touch and the former has the fiery, open G barrage of slide licks. Bagman is so infectious. Its rhythm is a gas! Peacoat is a ball breaking rocker.
Bassist Robert is amazing as always, and he also wrote the music for Maver, Cinnamon and Between The Lines. The drumming is great, as always with Eric Kretz.
I would rank this record 4th in the group's canon, slightly above No.4, which is tough because there is no mega-hit like Sour Girl, but has more solid work overall. Plus I give it points for being a comeback record and the fabulous slide guitar.
I rank em this way: Purple, Tiny Music, Core, STP, No.4, Shangri La Dee Da.