Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop
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Grunge was the Stone Temple Pilots' stock-in-trade on their first two albums, but Tiny Music takes the group beyond such stylistic limitations. There's still plenty of grinding, metallic alt-rock here, thanks to "Pop's Love Suicide,""Big Bang Baby," and "Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart.""Lady Picture Show" is a bracing blast of Beatlesesque pop, however, while "And So I Know" finds Weiland crooning over, of all things, cocktail jazz. The album's dozen tracks find the troubled singer musing (rather creepily) about the price of fame on "Adhesive" ("Sell more records if I'm dead... Hope it's sooner / Hope it's near corporate records' fiscal year"), and not apologizing for his bad behavior ("Tumble in the Rough" asserts, "I'm looking for a new stimulation"; bet you are, Scott). But they're rock stars, not role models, and Tiny Music is STP's edgiest, most accomplished effort. --Daniel Durchholz

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Pop's Love Suicide
Tumble In The Rough
Big Bang Baby
Lady Picture Show
And So I Know
Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
Art School Girl
Ride The Cliche
Seven Caged Tigers
title: Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop
rating: 4
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 26-03-1996
price: $11.98
net Rating: 4
last lookup time: 137383648
fullTitle: Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop
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created: 137383648
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B000002J8M
artist: Stone Temple Pilots