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Certified Multi-Platinum (8 times) by the RIAA. (4/02)
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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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.Read more ›
As I said, Stone Temple Pilots debut album Core was initially greeted with bad reviews as critics dismissed the Pilots as merely a Pearl Jam ripoff. I on the other hand wish to say ...just listen to the damn songs ....like the critics should have. The proof is in the pudding as they say. There is no denying the power of songs like "Plush","Sex Type Thing" or "Creep". A great song is a great song comparisons aside. Plain and simple I think Core is one of the greatest albums of the nineties and I think "Plush" is one of the decade's strongest and most memorable songs along with a few of the bands later songs like "Interstate Love Song" and "Vaseline".
Brendan O' Brien's production is nothing short of masterful as always.The fact that O' Brien produced Pearl Jam aswell probably didn't help the bands view from critics. It may explain some of the bands similarities however ....then again O' Brien also produced Aerosmith's Get A Grip album which sounds nothing like Pearl Jam ...so it's up to you really. The band itself was in top form churning out the most consistent effort of their career. Some would argue that Purple or Tiny Music is Stp's finest album but for the most part Core is regarded as the band's finest moment.
Unfortunatly the Pilots have called it quits but I think Weiland has joined an even more talented band in Velvet Revolver containing three former members of Guns N Roses in Duff Mckagan, Matt Sorum and ofcourse the top hatted one himself Slash.Look for their debut album in coming months.
Core is a must have for all of those who like their rock a little grungy.
Despite who they might be compared to, Core sounds original and fresh, and added more of a hard-rock bombast to the alternative scene, since the band boasted bands like Zeppelin as an influence, as opposed to Huser Du or the Sex Pistols. Eric Kretz's drumming sounds larger than life, and Dean DeLeo's guitars are screaming, and he is one of the most overlooked guitarists ever. For a debut, STP sounded like they connected very well early on in their career, and their compositions were very sophisticated and confident for a new act. Core still stands above the rest of their impressive catalogue, and still stands above a lot of music out there today, even after STP and their ilk of music seemed to 'go out of style.' This album is full of classics, like Creep, Plush, Crackerman, Sex Type Thing and Sin. One of the greatest rock albums ever.
Core is quite possibly one of the best rock albums of the early 90's. As early labeled spin-offs of Pearl Jam, they rightly proved any doubters of their longevity, and Core is the glue that will put stp in rock history.
Hits such as "Creep", "Sex Type Thing", "Wicked Garden", and "Plush" are found here. Any fan can appreciate these songs as they are still played on most rock stations across the country.
STP is at it's rawest and most powerful on Core. "Sin", "Piece of Pie", "Dead and Bloated" are more examples of this.
"Wet My Bed" although somewhat strange, and perhaps meaningless at first, it sort of grows on you. It's as if this album isn't complete w/o that filler.
"Where the River Goes" an over 8 minute epic ends the album w/ great passion. Grunge at it's best.
You really can't go wrong w/ Core. STP wouldn't be great w/o it. Core is in the hearts of every die hard grunge fan out there, and will forever be one of the greatest debut albums of all times. Hands down!
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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. Read morePublished on Nov. 3 2007 by M. Longaz
Core is a great Cd for the debut of STP. "Wicked Garden", "Sex Type Thing", and "Plush" are great songs. It rocks!Published on Sept. 28 2004 by Mike Crescenz
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... Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Greg Colone
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. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Morton
Scott Walton sounds real good on this CD, and Slash sounds good too, even though his playing is better on the last STP album. Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Da Peace Dogg