If, like me, you thought that STP were about more than just their lead singer, then you will find much to enjoy here. Scott Weiland may have gone, but the DeLeo brothers have delivered another, albeit shorter, set of solid songs.
More akin to the most recent STP album, 'High Rise' is definitely on the 'classic rock' end of the alternative rock spectrum, as opposed to the nu metal side normally frequented by Chester Bennington's main band, Linkin Park. That said, he turns in a fine performance here, providing a vocal which fits perfectly with the songs and which probably isn't a million miles removed from what Scott himself might have done.
In short, if you are a fan of STP, there's a good chance you will like this.
Past experience would suggest that the Mark II line up will only be an interim solution prior to a potentially more lucrative reunion of the classic line up. But if that does turn out to be the case, then I hope they hurry up and get an album out, rather than leave us debating about what could have been.