Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992/2012) [HDTracks 24bit/96kHz]

Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:38 minutes | 1,31 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: | @ Atlantic Records

Stone Temple Pilots made their breakthrough 1992 debut with the release of Core. The group’s bestselling album shot the band to major stardom during the heydays of grunge. The stylish and melodic album is now eight-times certified Platinum and debuted at the top of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and reached #3 on Billboard’s Top 200. The album features the memorable gems, “Creep,” “Sex Type Things,” “Plush” and “Wicked Garden,” all of which are modern and mainstream rock hits. The acclaimed single, “Plush” won the band a GRAMMY Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

“…With Eric Kretz bashing the skins like a Bonham manque and axeman Robert DeLeo ladling murk, CORE is a testosteronefest…” – Rolling Stone

Stone Temple Pilots were positively vilified once their 1992 debut, Core, started scaling the charts in 1993, pegged as fifth-rate Pearl Jam copyists. It is true that the worst moments of Core play like a parody of the Seattle scene — titles like “Dead and Bloated” and “Crackerman” tell you that much, playing like really bad Alice in Chains parodies, and the entire record tends to sink into gormless post-grunge sludge. Furthermore, even if it rocks pretty hard, it’s usually without much character, sounding like cut-rate grunge. To be fair, it’s more that they share the same influences as their peers than being overt copycats, but it’s still a little disheartening all the same. If that’s all that Core was, it’d be as forgettable as Seven Mary Three, but there are the hits that propelled it up the charts, songs that have remarkably stood the test of time to be highlights of their era. “Sex Type Thing” may have a clumsy anti-rape lyric that comes across as misogynist, but it survives on its terrifically lunk-headed riff, while “Wicked Garden” is a surprisingly effective piece of revivalist acid rock. Then, there’s the slow acoustic crawl of “Creep” that works as well as anything on AIC’s Sap and, finally, “Plush,” a majestic album rock revival more melodic and stylish than anything grunge produced outside of Nirvana itself. These four songs aren’t enough to salvage a fairly pedestrian debut, but they do find STP to be nimble rock craftsmen when inspiration hits.

01 – Dead & Bloated
02 – Sex Type Thing
03 – Wicked Garden
04 – No Memory
05 – Sin
06 – Naked Sunday
07 – Creep
08 – Piece of Pie
09 – Plush
10 – Wet My Bed
11 – Crackerman
12 – Where The River Goes