Album of the Day
Stone Temple Pilots
San Diego quartet Stone Temple Pilots were among the most successful alternative rock groups of the 1990s, emerging in the post-grunge era to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. After several years apart (and side projects Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone), the band reunited for a tour in 2008 and their eponymous sixth studio set followed. Produced by STP's Dean and Robert DeLeo with an assist from Don Was, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart and includes such powerful songs as “Take a Load Off,” “Cinnamon” and the Grammy-nominated “Between the Lines” among its dozen originals. The collection's Shepard Fairey cover art reflects both the '60s rock influences of the music and the harmonious working relationships within the band, which can be heard in the renewed strength of Scott Weiland's vocals. Released 10 years ago, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS would be the final album with the group's original frontman, and it's a strong summation of the first chapter in the STP story.