You have the Big Four in Metal…Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth. In Grunge, the Big Four were Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. At the time, the only one I liked was Stone Temple Pilots. They were the closest to the old Rock & Roll that I grew up with. The others were too foreign to me to like. However, I do like Soundgarden now and Pearl Jam I can tolerate…Nirvana still sucks (I still don’t get the hype for them but that is another story for another time).
Today, we are focusing on Stone Temple Pilots and how their albums rank from my least favorite to the very best one. Despite all the troubles with the band and lead singer Scott Weiland, they were able to capture a magic that set them apart from most other bands. Hell, Scott was probably one of the best frontmen to come out of that era or any era for that matter. His stage presence and charisma were unparalleled and he could command a crowd. After his passing, a couple other singers came on board including the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park) and now current lead singer Jeff Gutt.
And let’s not forget the band…Robert DeLeo (bass), Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (Drums). Musically, they are the driving force behind the band. They are the constant. They are why I still listen to this band no matter who fronts. Their playing is excpetional and Dean’s guitar is freaking awesome. Some of the best riffs you will hear!
Enough chit chat, let’s get to the reason we are here. Here are the Stone Temple Pilots albums I rank from Worst to First!!