Shangri-La Dee Da - Stone Temple Pilots
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  • Summary: Grunge is long-gone, but somehow STP have survived. This is the fifth album for these long-time favorites of alternative radio.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. Yet another bombshell of an album, blowing the lid off with majestic melodies, muscular pop-metal, and lyrics that detail singer Scott Weiland's battle with life and inner demons.
  2. A couple of the songs are grunge by rote, but the art-rock sensibility gleaned from Weiland's old David Bowie albums is evident in the whispered Hell It's Late. [Oct 2001, p.130]
  3. Shangri-La Dee Da stands with the band's best work -- a furious tug of war between strychnine-laced grunge and acid-stoked psychedelic pop. In fact, it may be well be the brooding California group's pinnacle.
  4. 70
    An interestingly mixed-up album. [Sep 2001, p.114]
  5. 70
    Shangri-La Dee Da sounds like two completely different bands -- DeLeo's hard rock and Weiland's soft balladry. Happily (for Atlantic Records), the album has something for both slumming Papa Roach fans and growing Jessica Simpson fans. STP has enough talent to hold both together.
  6. Today, in a world rooted in an entirely different stratum of rock, they're as lively as the corpses that archaeologists hook out of peat bogs: perfectly preserved, but not great for dancing or conversation.
  7. Eclectic to the point of sounding confused.

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