Nearly a decade after their last album, Stone Temple Pilots are back with a new album. Why it took so long? Because vocalist Scott Weiland was too busy doing drugs, being in prison and singing in Velvet Revolver.
Anyway, he has now reunited with his old croonies to record this self-titled album. If you’re still waiting for them to go back to the grunge sound of their early days, you’ll be sorely disappointed. From riff-heavy songs like “Take A Load Off” to more mellow tracks like “Cinnamon”, this one has classic rock written all over it. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing if it weren’t for the fact that these guys don’t manage to surprise for one second. Hell, “Dare If You Dare” is a straight Beatles rip-off. It all seems to be written with radio airplay in mind and that’s probably the best thing you can say about this album. Perfect example of a band that doesn’t know when to quit.