Shangri-La Dee Da
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Shangri-La Dee Da may not be STP's most commercial outing, but the disc's 13 tracks comprise a satisfying aural journey despite its lack of quick-fix hits along the lines of "Sex Type Thing" and "Wicked Garden." From the dark, grinding rhythms and obfuscated vocals of "Dumb Love" to the lovely "Wonderful" to the buoyant power pop of "Days of the Week" to the edgy and disturbing "Coma," myriad facets of the lineup's musical temperament are explored. "Bi-Polar Bear" hints at STP's humor, though Shangri-La is by no means lightweight; singer Scott Weiland's passionate and personal lyrics--especially on a touching ode to his infant son, "A Song for Sleeping"--are affecting and apt. The fifth outing from this California crew who've survived grunge and thrived in its aftermath is masterful and mature effort from a band who've spied some light at the end of their tunnel. --Katherine Turman
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Top Customer Reviews
A few months later, I decided to give it another spin, and it grew on me... and I listened to it again. And again. Three times through on the way to the Jersey shore. I think the problem is that this album is VERY different for STP, even for a band whose sound has changed on every one of their albums. It draws on all their previous albums, sure, but the blend of these sounds creates a new one that's very different, and sort of hard to classify. It sounds... heavily produced, I guess you could say. Layered vocals, strings and pianos in the background... this is a far cry from the hard-rockers of Core. Yet the spirit is still there from the start, in Dumb Love. This really is an album with a breakout track, but its sort of because, well... all the songs are good. There are no bad tracks here, but no 5-star tracks as well... although I do really like Too-Cool Queenie, which I think should've been the first single. I have read that its about Courtney Love... if so, bravo, STP.
Personally I think real STP fans, fans that have grown up with this band and appreciate the way their sound changes, can't help but give this album a good review.Read more ›
Bottom line: the third best STP album of all time (behind Core and 4) and a far better buy than the recent rehash, Thank You.
Most recent customer reviews
New Rock and roll at its finest. At times much more easily listenable than their debut album "Core". Read morePublished on May 26 2004
Possibly the last album from Stone Temple Pilots, 2001's "Shangri-La Dee Da" is undoubtadly the worst album from the band. Read morePublished on April 28 2004 by N. Durham
I still feel bad for waiting a year after this album came out to buy it, every sinlge stp album has had it's own dimension about it, something that almost makes them seem like a... Read morePublished on April 7 2004 by Chittlin'
I can't give this album one star because it isn't hideous... but its not good either. No wonder they broke up after this "effort. Read morePublished on Feb. 14 2004 by Dan
If you didn't like it after the first spin my ass. The first time i heard this i didnt really think anything big of it. After a few more times it just started to grow on me. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2003 by Jon Marquez
Naysayers beware, STP is back with their 5th and perhaps last CD!! They're going out on a tremendous note, too. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003
most of the people who reviewed this album are really stupid. all they say is "its not Core, give us Core, Core is their best album" i totally disagree with that statement. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 2003 by rick andreola
This album was fairly awful when I bought it. I can't claim to own it anymore, but I was just reading through a certain reviewers past reviews and I was shocked to see that she... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by doug