After a nine-year hiatus, Scott Weiland and Stone Temple Pilots return. There's nothing on the self-titled record that's going to blow your mind, but Weiland's voice is in surprisingly good shape and doesn't falter through the range of largely repackaged rock 'n' roll riffs that worked for STP back in the day.
You can't really fault the band for successfully doing much what it did in the 90s, but don't expect Purple. There's no Vasoline or Interstate Love Song. The closest thing to a hit is the Aerosmith-inspired Huckleberry Crumble.
Anyone still listening to STP will probably be happy that their disruptive heroin days are referred to in the past tense. For the rest of us, it's best to read into the transparent borrowing in Between The Lines of Nirvana's Stay Away and, well, stay away.
Top track: Huckleberry Crumble