Stone Temple Pilots
Thank You


5.0
classic

Review

by angelo_d_necro USER (8 Reviews)
June 22nd, 2005 | 25 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Now I'm going to keep this review as fanboy free as possible, yes I am a huge STP fan but I never let my biases get in the way of a review, just to clear that up right now, the reasoning behind the score will be completely justified.

The Stone Temple Pilots began their troubled career in 1992 with the release of Core, which although brilliant, was branded as nothing more than a poor Pearl Jam imitation (did someone say Bush ahem), anyway this was to be quite honest b******t there may have been echoes of similar bands around at the time but no way was it a rip off. Afterwards despite constant critical loathing STP plowed through with such classic albums as Purple, Tiny Music etc, before finally we have this sweet little good bye gift from one of the most underrated bands on the planet.

01. Vasoline: The perfect opener, the song begins with this kinda buzzing effect which draws you into the album then the riff starts, just simple nothing to taxing, but dead good, and Scott starts singing and the sing breaks out, what can be said about this song apart from the fact its brilliantly catchy so lets move on. 5/5

02. Down: By far the heaviest song STP ever attempted again its absolutely astonishing with Dean chugging the strings and Scott singing in as low a voice as he ever got, unfortunately compared to the other tracks on the album it doesn't quite match up, its just not as melodic or catchy. 3/5

03. Wicked Garden: Pretty much the least impressive from the collection, but as anyone who's heard the song will attest to its still incredible, its kinda like an upbeat Alice In Chains but with all of STP's styles and nuances thrown in. 3/5

04. Big Empty: Quite possibly my favourite of all their songs, this was on Purple and was the defining point in the album. The song begins with some fret slides which sound more suited to jazz, but it still suits the dark mood of the song, but out of nowhere the chorus is broken into with big powerful chords being played to Scotts emotionally resonating singing, then when the interlude comes up you get these absolutely badass barre chords being struck at such an intensity your speakers might just explode with Scott in the background singing "Conversations Kiiiiill", as you can guess I like this song rather much. 5/5

05. Plush: Now come on, own up who hasn't heard this song somewhere, either from the radio, GTA San Andreas or somewhere, easily the most popular song by the Pilots and its easy to see why, with that distinctive intro riff played throughout the song, the beautiful chord progressions throughout the verses and chorus, spot on drumming and bass playing, and the dark lyrics being sung perfectly by Scott. What STP are all about. 5/5

06. Big Bang Baby: Although appearing slightly rubbish in comparison to the other more cleanly produced tracks on the album Big Bang Baby is actually quite irresistable after a few listens, it sounds like its just some kinda demo but its just so perfectly catchy you can't help but love it. 4/5

07. Creep: Nothing to do with the big Radiohead song of the same name, this Creep is actually a rather laid back depressing country style song, definitely for darker days. 4/5

08. Lady Picture Show: Very Beatles like track showing off Dean Deleo's guitar skills to no end, seriously this track is one of the most beautiful inspiring tracks to come out of modern rock, then the solo pops up and the song really can't get much better. 5/5

09. Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart: Astounding little fast number, not punky as most alternative bands tend to make their fast songs, its more like a delightful guitar pop tune played at five times the speed, again features a strange but astounding solo from the man Dean. 5/5

10. Interstate Love Song: What more can be said about this song than wow. Really if you haven't heard this song pick up this album just for it, its like kick ass country song about catching someone out on a lie and telling them to get to f**k but with supreme rock playing thrown in, one of the best songs of all time. 5/5

11. All In The Suit That You Wear: The only new track on the album, the Pilots decided to record this specially for the greatest hits, and to be honest, it manages the impossible task of sitting alongside these countless gems and not look out of place, its just a straight forward rock song played at a supreme level of skill. 4/5

12. Sex Type Thing: Big crunching riff with lyrics about rape, hmm not the greatest choice for a title, but classic STP all the same. 4/5

13. Days Of The Week: Brilliant pop tune with such a delightfullness that regular pop acts only wish they could catch, definitely a high exit point for the kind of singles STP release. 5/5

14. Sour Girl: A kind of dreamy acoustic ballad, its definitely strange and takes a few listens to get into but once you do its impossible to let go of this little charmer. 5/5

15. Plush (Acoustic): Not much to say really apart from the fact that one of the bands best songs is played even better here. 5/5

Its also possible to pick up this set with an bonus DVD for a few extra quid, if you have the chance I suggest you get it, its no tiny little rip off DVD, it contains: every single video the band made, a LOT of live performances and even some bootleg footage.

So I hope that I've justified the high score throughout the review, these singles on the albums they were on seriously made you love the albums individually, but when they're all on one disc together its almost too much, buy if you have ears, like music, don't like music etc just buy it!



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Comments:Add a Comment 
angelo_d_necro
June 22nd 2005


43 Comments


Half of those spelling and grammar mistakes weren't added by me, I think the submission systems a bit buggy

Final Origin
June 22nd 2005


378 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I agree with most of what u said except "Sex type thing" which should get 5/5 as it has the best riff i have heard with its spine tingling natural harmonics rising on the guitar and "Wicked Garden" which would get 4/5 as it is a nice song to listen to despite the heavy distortion. Apart from that, a very good review.

mudvayne_bass_player
June 22nd 2005


71 Comments


Scott's singing is amazing on Vasoline.I love Vasoline, Interstate Love Song, Wicked Garden, and the acoustic version of Plush probably the most

Priestmetal
June 29th 2005


542 Comments


I really like STP but i can understand why some people think they are a rip off of Perl Jam. Everytime I show someone the song Plush they say: "O I hear this song all the time but I thought it was Peral Jam!!" Of course not alot of my friends no anything about music but still...

Good review.

angelo_d_necro
July 4th 2005


43 Comments


thanks for the comments but umm theyr'e all singles, its a greatest hits, except maybe all in the suit that you wear, can't remember that as a single

ace_of_bass
July 9th 2005


24 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I bought this today, with the ol' DVD, and I loved it. I've been a fan of the Pilots for a while, but alot of my favourite songs were singles, especially Sour Girl, Interstate Love Song and Trippin On A Hole In A Paper Heart. Also as a bassist I love the songs even more, as they have some awesome basslines. But anyway, great album

mudvayne_bass_player
July 10th 2005


71 Comments


^^^^^^Yeah I love the bass in STP. I can play Interstate Love Song. It's easy, but it's fun.

q-ron10000
May 2nd 2006


4 Comments


i really don't think STP sound like Pearl Jam.......i'm a big Pearl Jam fan and it seems to me that STP have a very broad since of style and origionality.......the songs very in style quite a bit.....they kind of took grunge on to another step.....just adapted what had been accomplished before and broadened it a little......so they are really more of a mixture to me personally

f_u_c_t
May 3rd 2006


1406 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

^ yeah if you listen to this album, or Core. And then listen to Tiny Music, or Shangri-la-de-da, your paragraph above will make alot of since.

Foreskin Fondler
May 5th 2006


279 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

If people actually listened to STP as opposed to just criticizeing them they would see that they were more than just grunge wannabes. Anyone that says scott weiland sounds like eddie vedder is 'tard who knows nothing about this band and obviously hasen't given them a chance.

Foreskin Fondler
May 5th 2006


279 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

This is good album to pick up if want to get into the stone temple pilots. If you dig this definately buy core and then get purple because if you don't you would be missing out on two of the best albums of the ninties

tom79
June 5th 2006


3372 Comments


I think this is STP's best album

I would hardly call this an album. But its a good enough collection.

Digging: Karate - Some Boots

bushey37
August 11th 2006


14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Your a little of on your information. All in that suit you wear was record for STP's 6th album, a follow up to Core. They had a few songs done on it, but quit working on the album when All in that suit you wear was turned down as the lead single for Spider-man.

Otisbum
September 19th 2006


1912 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review, great CD.

GodSmackKid1113
February 14th 2007


10 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great review, I only disagreed a little because Wicked Garden is one of my favorite STP songs ever, if not one of my all time favorite songs ever, so I think it deserves a 5/5. Other than that I agreed with you 100&

wakeupdead
February 23rd 2007


2208 Comments


I love Vasoline. Nice reviewThis Message Edited On 02.23.07

JayO
June 10th 2007


2 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I've enjoyed this cd since buying it a week after it came out. The only song that I really missed off this album, the one I thought that should have been there but wasn't, was "Dead and Bloated." Other than that, it's a solid album. Nice review, by the way.

PhoenixRising
July 18th 2007


277 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Phenominal band. These guys could be the soundtrack for my Jr. High years. Kids today have to use Maroon 5. HA!

Pastor of Muppets
February 6th 2009


237 Comments


Scott Wylan shouldn't have messed things up with VR. STP's guitarist(s) have shit for imagination.

Bullitt
May 21st 2009


1666 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I love this album, these guys kick ass live as well. And VR is shit compared to STP.



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