Stone Temple Pilots Heroin and Velvet Revolver behind him, Scott Weiland sounds downright effervescent on the first Stone Temple Pilots disc in nearly a decade. There's nothing new… Stone Temple Pilots Heroin and Velvet Revolver behind him, Scott Weiland sounds downright effervescent on the first Stone Temple Pilots disc in nearly a decade. There's nothing new… 2010-05-25 Stone Temple Pilots Rock
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Stone Temple Pilots (2010)

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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: May 25, 2010; Lead Performance: Stone Temple Pilots; Genre: Rock

Heroin and Velvet Revolver behind him, Scott Weiland sounds downright effervescent on the first Stone Temple Pilots disc in nearly a decade. There's nothing new here, just cheap and easy pop-rock mimicry (the Beatles, Petty, Nirvana, Bowie, Aerosmith), siphoned through spry, crunchy grunge riffs. ''Between the Lines'' alludes to Weiland's druggie past, but the ponderous soul-baring that often weighs him down has all but disappeared. B+

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Originally posted May 19, 2010 Published in issue #1104 May 28, 2010 Order article reprints
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