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Stone Temple Pilots Audio CD
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1. Dead And Bloated
2. Sex Type Thing
3. Wicked Garden
4. No Memory
5. Sin
6. Naked Sunday
7. Creep
8. Piece Of Pie
9. Plush
10. Wet My Bed
11. Crackerman
12. Where The River Goes

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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

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Stone Temple Pilots ~ Core

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4.0 out of 5 stars Back in the day Nov. 3 2007
Format:Audio CD
Some bands and albums help you get through those questions and uncertainties of youth that most people have. This was one such album for me. My favorite song from the album remains 'Where the River Goes'. it lumbers along and gives me a feeling of potential swirled with grief. I also saw STP in concert the summer this album came out, so many memories tied to that one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This CD is way underrated.... Sept. 28 2004
Format:Audio CD
Core is a great Cd for the debut of STP. "Wicked Garden", "Sex Type Thing", and "Plush" are great songs. It rocks!
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3.0 out of 5 stars STP's worst, but a solid foundation July 5 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a good album, but it's hard to listen to after listening to the following four STP albums. Weiland's voice lacks the vocal quality that it has on the next four albums, the songwriting lacks the melodic and artistic qualities that the next four albums have, and Core simply lacks the diversity that the next four albums have.
It's certainly a very good album to rock to, but it pales in comparison to the STP of the future. Purple was already several times more melodic than Core. Tiny Music expanded upon that with new vocals and several directions. No.4 combined Core and Purple with Tiny Music, and pumped out some nice power-ballads. Shangri-La was simply a beautiful artistic album. Core seems like a generic rocker compared to those.
Standouts here are Creep (the only different sounding song on the album, aside from the pointless "Wet My Bed" and "No Memory.") and Plush (a classic). The rest of the album is just a collection of good/decent rock songs, that could be best described as filler. As I said, not a bad album, but a good rock album and a good start. But it has nothing on the STP that would develop over the rest of the decade.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is killer! July 1 2004
By Morton
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the very best albums I have ever heard. Its by far the best from the Stone Temple Pilots! STP are the best band out of the grunge movement. This album was the first and best. Scotts voice, performance and lyrics are all amazing. Deans guitar is killer and Robert and Erics rythm is tighter then it ever was again.
This album is full of most of the Stone Temple Pilots biggest hits. The album starts off with the classic 'Dead & Bloated' which is the perfect track to open with. Then its right into the absolutly killer 'Sex Type Thing' which is just classic. 'Whicked Garden' Is another killer classic . 'No Memory' is a not so good instrumental. 'Sin' is a great hard rock song. 'Naked Sunday' is different but its still pretty good for a almost funk song. 'Creep' is just a great acoustic song that still played on the radio today. 'Piece Of Pie' is one of the best songs on the album its hard, heavy and fast. 'Plush' is probly the reason your looking at this album its a pure classic. 'Wet My Bed' sucks there is no nice way to put it. 'Crackerman' is another STP classic that is still all over ther radio. 'Where The River Goes' is a perfect song that goes in so many differnt directions, and then ends wear it began.
If you love rock then you will love this album, like I said before this is one of the very best albums I have ever heard, its easily in the top twenty albums of all time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Scott Walton sounds real good July 1 2004
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Scott Walton sounds real good on this CD, and Slash sounds good too, even though his playing is better on the last STP album. This is before Walton ever drank or did drugs, same for Slash. The results are real good grunge.
If you like grunge, this is the way to go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hard-rockin' debut of the age June 11 2004
By Devan
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Stone Temple Pilots first emerged when Nirvana provided the genesis for a new age of rock which is still felt to this day, despite the oftentimes muddied offshoots, but those expecting Core to sound like Nevermind are in for a big surprise. It still escapes me why critics dismissed this album, because in my personal opinion Core was very disciplined for a debut album let alone for its time. The tracks never lose their edge. Wicked Garden is probably their best song, although Sex Type Thing, Creep, Plush, and even Naked Sunday have appeared on the radio alot as well, making this stand out as a commercial success. Many consider Purple to be better, but I think Core was special in the fact that it gave the band a face, and for most it takes many albums to do that, so I heavily recommend anyone to purchase this album if they have any remote interest in STP, and even if not, give it an honest listen, it might possibly change your perspective.
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Core IS the textbook role model to follow for struggling, novice musicians who aspire to be recognized and make an impact from, what was theretofore, obscure oblivion. All measures that any band could strive for to single-handedly excel in the most serious areas of an impacting band have been skillfully and naturally satisfied by S.T.P. in their attention-grabbing debut. S.T.P, at the recording of this cd, might not have even remarked that their beginner's attempt would sound like a band in its prime. Factors that establish any band as dominant, which were present at the onset of their career, are intimidating, barking vocals; furious drumming; energy unleashed on each song; soaring guitar work; and the most important element: hostile, macabre themes complemented by turbulent beats and riffs. This is unprecedented output from guys who were in their mid-20's, except for old guy Dean DeLeo. Core, along with Purple, is S.T.P's greatest work achieved.
Every song exudes earth-shattering, ear-breaking pounding, a staple for grunge afficianados. It doesn't succumb to today's basest, loser bands' standards of jumbling together asinine lyrics and thinking with unrefined instruments abused to the highest setting. Though Weiland's lyrics are more-often-than-not nonsensical (like including clashing statements in one sentence), and sometimes a hard dilemma to figure out what mystery he's pertaining to, enough trickles through to appreciate the effort that went into the seemingly retarded lyrics. The lyrics may as well be considered poetry, since in poetry, the often perverse authors also resort to including enigmatic, difficult-to-understand, clashing ideas, which are supposed to symbolize some self-righteous meaning.
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