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  • Summary: The second release for the alternative rock band with new singer Jeff Gutt is an acoustic and self-produced album.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Feb 7, 2020
    85
    Far more than a modern-day reprisal of the MTV Unplugged ethos, Perdida is the sound of a band stretching beyond its own self-imposed limits to challenge what a so-called “acoustic album” can be.
  2. Feb 6, 2020
    80
    What you get on Perdida is a band that as they get comfortable with another new singer, is pumping out songs that are more reflective of who they are today.
  3. Feb 6, 2020
    80
    Even though it's focused on loss -- in life and in love -- Perdida ends up feeling like a rebirth, losing the past to make way for the future. Like the barren tree on the album cover, life eventually blooms again in time.
  4. 80
    While on first listen Perida will surprise some STP fans and disappoint others. It’s an album that with repeated listens could well come to be seen by many as being among the band’s best.
  5. Feb 10, 2020
    70
    Even if Perdida does have a good amount of hammy lyrics and dull, strummy adult-pop, it's still the best music they've written since 2001's Shangri-La Dee Da. And, in many ways, is proof of why they deserve a fair shot at keeping the Stone Temple Pilots name active.
  6. Feb 6, 2020
    40
    It’s hard for a band like STP to change and grow, especially after the losses of two iconic frontmen, so perhaps Perdida will function more like a steppingstone to something greater. But for now, they sound like half the band they used to be.
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  1. Feb 12, 2020
    10
    Wow I wasn't expecting that punch in my stomach. This just hits me too close to home, too near the bone. They somehow evolved to somethingWow I wasn't expecting that punch in my stomach. This just hits me too close to home, too near the bone. They somehow evolved to something different and I hope they continue this way! Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    This is one of the best Stone Temple Pilots albums you will ever listen to. It is intimate, warm, and earnest in the best way possible. DeanThis is one of the best Stone Temple Pilots albums you will ever listen to. It is intimate, warm, and earnest in the best way possible. Dean Deleo's guitar is at his very best and the rhythm section accommodates the song and the melody hook perfectly. Jeff Gutt's vocal is Weiland-esque and haunting at time when themes of mortality and loss of relationships are stressed. Yes, you can fault STP for mellowing down but you also need to give the band the credit to create new materials and venturing into new genres when other similar bands had been mailing it in for years just by touring or releasing limited materials. Rolling Stones, hypocritical in pushing a mostly Hip-Hop focused agenda, deliberately trashed the rating of this album. Genuine grunge and STP fans will gracefully begs to differ and will truly treasure this masterpiece that will make both Scott and Chester proud. Expand
  3. Feb 7, 2020
    10
    Very powerful moving album, it is definitely the best album stone temple pilots have released in a long time as they proved they can stillVery powerful moving album, it is definitely the best album stone temple pilots have released in a long time as they proved they can still give us that nostalgic sound which makes you feel that Scott's right there spiritually as you get there vintage vibes through the number of acoustic riffs and Jeff's vocals which touches very close to Scott's in there own respect. Expand
  4. Feb 7, 2020
    9
    Perdida is easily the best STP of the past two decades. Beautiful song after beautiful song. This is a departure from their Weiland daysPerdida is easily the best STP of the past two decades. Beautiful song after beautiful song. This is a departure from their Weiland days however, Jeff Gutt really hits his stride here. Expand
  5. Feb 18, 2020
    9
    THIS BAND HAS CHANGED, but that doesn't mean its for the worse. If this band tried to sound exactly as they did 23 years ago people would beTHIS BAND HAS CHANGED, but that doesn't mean its for the worse. If this band tried to sound exactly as they did 23 years ago people would be calling their sound imposter. Ironically thats what Rolling Stones Magazine did as they dragged this album through the mud calling it "awkward 'Jethro Tull phase'", and "sounding like he’s performatively doing a Weiland impression". First of all, why shouldn't Jeff Gutt have Weiland influences! He is singing with STP for **** sakes, and he makes it work so more power to him (Chester couldn't even do that R.I.P.). Honestly, anyone calling this not STP because it's not grunge doesn't know STP very well. Perdida has a similar sound to Shangri-La DEE DA in their melodic progressions but with an evolved twist. When I heard that flute kick in at the end of "I Didn't Know The Time" I almost lost it! Not typically what STP does, but why shouldn't they do something new! This album eludes to their progression as a band and how much the drama and sways the band has gone though has shaped them. If they tried making that grunge it wouldn't be as honest of an album as it is. Instead it comes off as mature and genuine with a cool gypsy esque vibe to it. Granted a 1 or two tracks on the album have some trite lyrics to them but thats just music and trying to get some girls wet with a love song about love mentioning love a couple thousand times.... did I mention they wrote a song about love. OVERALL, fantastic album and hopefully a new era of STP that doesn't feel like its reliant on Weiland . 9/10 Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2020
    9
    A superb album which, to me, really covers the emotions that come with "loss". no weak track to be found on this album, but if I would have toA superb album which, to me, really covers the emotions that come with "loss". no weak track to be found on this album, but if I would have to name the album highlights these would be "Miles away" and "Sunburst". Expand
  7. Feb 10, 2020
    8
    More akin to the work of Neil Young in its acoustic folk stylings and reflective, melancholic tone than the Stone Temple Pilots of old, ScottMore akin to the work of Neil Young in its acoustic folk stylings and reflective, melancholic tone than the Stone Temple Pilots of old, Scott Weiland looms large over "Perdida" as his bandmates begin a new chapter in their story with hearts still heavy from his loss.

    Choice Cuts: "Fare Thee Well", "I Didn't Know the Time", "Years"
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