What are the best of the Stone Temple Pilot albums?

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    ... in order to maximize the listening experience? :confused

    They have some really fabulous music and will go down in history as one of the last great guitar rock bands IMHO.

    I wonder what TGP regards as their best work?
     
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    Purple followed by either No. 4, or Core.
     
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    I'd argue Purple and Core, but I'm not as familiar with the whole catalog. Purple has more radio hits, I think, hence starting there.
     
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    Robert DeLeo is one of the best examples of “the bassist is the loser of the band” stereotypes that are absolutely, and completely - false.

    He’s brilliant and the real magic behind those songs which were usually his.
     
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    1. Purple
    2. Tiny Music
    3. No4
    4. Core
    5. Shangri-la
     
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    4 is my favorite but the new one with the new singer was outstanding I thought.
     
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    Core actually had more hits but Purple is astonishing for the songs and for better consistency.
     
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    This is so true.

    I do think Dean is under rated as 90s guitarists go. Everyone seems to forget him but he is a great rock player.
     
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    One of my favorite modern guitarists for sure. He always plays for the song’s strengths.

    STP in many ways really became the next Led Zeppelin. Just as as JPJ was indispensable, so is Robert.
     
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    Can't go wrong with any of their stuff...

    Robert Dileo is the man, really tight harmony singer, and the bass is so solid.

    Kretz is a machine too, very under-rated drummer.
     
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    Hard to choose between any of the albums before the hiatus for me.
     
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    Kretz’s grooves are a huge part of the STP secret sauce. He’s so laid back.

    And it just oozes soul.
     
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    ^^^Start with these. Radiate outwards if you're still onboard.
     
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    No. 4 might just be their heaviest slab. It crushes.
     
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    I need to buy some more STP!
     
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    Yes and no. I love the band, and they were great when I saw them, but there were zero unplanned moments. A three minute song on the record was a three minute song live. No jamming.

    If you're going to compare a band to Zep, they have to jam.
     
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    Certainly one of the best singles bands of all time. Thank You proves how vital they are.

    I sometimes confused Plush with all the other Seattle grunge bands. I could argue Core is worth getting just for Plush alone.

    But it also has

    Sex Type Thing
    Wicked Garden
    Creep
     
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    Good point.
    I still think that Led Zeppelin’s grooves were a gigantic mothership of an influence to the DeLeo Bros.

    Maybe they don’t jam live because newer generations don’t embrace guitar solos/jams that go on and on for several minutes? Or an entire album side?
     
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    And then start to identify the famous songs from earlier bands that STP reworked into their own music.

    You’ll be listening and think “that sounds like something I’ve heard before” and you are right.

    The band defines the term “earworms.”
     
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