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Album Review

While Stone Temple Pilots may not be sincere alternative rockers, they do know how to write a killer riff, which is why their debut album sold nearly as many copies as Pearl Jam. Admittedly, STP can sound like either Pearl Jam ("Plush"), Alice in Chains ("Sex Type Thing" and "Wicked Garden"), Soundgarden ("Dead & Bloated"), or even R.E.M. ("Creep"), depending on their mood, but their hooks are undeniably catchy, making the songs much better than they have any right to be. In fact, Stone Temple Pilots appear to be the hard rock arena act for the 1990s, and that's a compliment.

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Can we fire the AMG reviewer? Please?

While I don't own the entire album, I've heard pretty much every song, and it is truly awesome. And nowhere will you hear an "awful parody" of another great band called Alice in Chains. I mean what is this, 17 years later and you guys are still rippin' on STP? Come on, just admit that they may have derived a bit from their peers (OK, a lot), but they truly made it their own, and this isn't a "copy" of anything. I would consider myself a grunge fan, and, having been born the year this album came out, I heard this music on the radio from the earliest of ages: Pearl Jam, AiC, STP, Nirvana, all that stuff. STP definitely holds their own amongst the rest of the groups. I would even say that their work exceeds everything Nirvana ever did except the MTV Unplugged album (Excellent album. If you don't have it, slap yourself and then go buy it.) . P.S. The lack of reviews for STP's albums shocks me. It's not as if they don't get any radio play anymore... Weird.

Honestly, what the hell?

AMG reviews are about as credible as the Rolling Stone Top 50 lists. While they definitely have a sound that at times cannot be mistaken for anything but Layne Staley singing over hard nosed Alice in Chains-style riffs with all the attitude and emotion of Pearl Jam and the pop appeal of Nevermind-era Nirvana, they are by far not a copy of anything, and in fact use this mash up of sorts to their advantage to create something completely familiar, but also completely new. Even the rather odd and almost unnecessary "Wet My Bed" is still listenable. As for the rest of Core, it's quite obviously top notch material, hands down. The reference to Seven Mary Three is absurd. SMT was one of the most boring bands of the grunge era, and STP could destroy them with their hands tied behind their back. Scott Weiland is an awesome frontman, and this music backs him up to perfection. If you haven't gotten this album yet, do it now. It's a classic of the decade and an essential chapter in the Grunge era that embodies what it was about to be alive in the early 90's. You won't be disappointed.

Uh... No?

The critic who wrote the Album Review is an idiot.

Biography

Formed: 1992 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Stone Temple Pilots were able to turn alternative rock into stadium rock; naturally, they became the most critically despised band of their era. Accused by many critics of being nothing more than ripoff artists who pilfered from Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Alice in Chains, the bandmates nevertheless became major stars in 1993. And the influence of those bands was apparent in their music, although Stone Temple Pilots did manage to change things around a bit. STP were more concerned with tight song...
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