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3.6 out of 5 stars
No.4
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 11 January 2000
Again a truely classic album from the San Diego Band. At first, you'll hear a solid album, with good riffs and strange melodies. Then like a phoenix rising from the flames, the songs grow in depth and strength to new heights. As with their previous 3 albums, this shows the listener why Scott Wieland (vocalist) must get over personal problems, in order to continue making the quality of music that this album (and their previous) possesses.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2000
'Purple' was a long standing favourite CD of mine. On that set of material, STP beat Pearl Jam hands down and silenced their critics. Now after the clever but 'difficult' Tiny Music, welcome back to that sound that typifies this fine fine rock bank. From the brooding grunge of the opening track 'Down' to the magnificent closing track 'Atlanta' they have rediscovered the riffs and vocal hooks that will keeping you singing long after the CD has stopped playing. Marvellous.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2000
I've followed STP from the raw, untamed "Core" through to the sublime "Tiny Music..." and eagerly awaited Weiland's release from the Big House to see what they produced for their fourth album. Far from the expected angst songs about fear of showers, or anticipating visiting time that you might expect from a recently released product of the american judicial system, "No 4" is infact a tremendous achievment and the perfect step as their style matures.
Forget the first two tracks... while perfectly in keeping with early STP stuff, they don't really capture the imagination, but lull you into believing that a return to the Core sound has been taken. Then you happen across mellow, almost bluesy classics like "I Got You", "Glide", "Sour Girl" and the Doors-esque "Atlanta". Combined with heavier, hook-laden rockers such as "MC5" and "Pruno", this album achieves the perfect mix of diverse styles that is rapidly becoming the hallmark of good STP music.
One complaint, it's too short. At 42 minutes, you barely get a chance to appreciate it, then it ends. Oh well, can't have everything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 5 June 2006
The band started out as a formulaic grunge band with some catchy, heavy tunes, then ventured into more psychedelic rock/grunge with their best album Purple. Tiny Music was pretty much a glam pop rock album full of dreamy, psychedelic moments, but was not very consistent. No. 4 saw STP combine all of their past styles into one solid and successful comeback album.

The heavier side of the band is in full swing with the towering riffs of "Down" and the energetic "Heaven & Hot Rods". Other heavy rockers include "No Way Out", a classic STP rock song ala Purple/Core days, full of distorted heavy riffs and Weiland's harsher vocal delivery. "Sex & Violence" is another rocker that recalls the glorious Purple album, combining catchy melodies with crunching guitar playing.

STP have always been very good at writing catchy, elegant melodies and harmonies, and No. 4 continues this in style. "Sour Girl" is a sumptuous ballad executing some ethereal, dreamy vocal melodies. The closer "Atlanta" is one of my favourite STP ballads to date, drenched in a calming, summery atmosphere. Weiland and the band breeze through these songs with ease, demonstrating their ability to create fine pop tunes.

Overall No. 4 is something of combining of their previous three albums. It contains the heavier, grungy tracks from the Core days, the grunge-meets-pop of Purple, and the psychedelic moments found on Tiny Music. A solid album, and well worth a listen if you're a fan of STP's early works, or just a fan of rock melodious rock music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2006
This is a good rock album.

Never the less it marks the start of the decline of the Stone Temple Pilots.

After hearing Tiny Music in 1996 I was devestated that the band may never reform and produce another album.

Talk Show was then released by the band minus Scott Weiland. I was fairly disapointed with it because it showed no originality at all and sounded really lame to be honest.

Scott Weiland released his solo and WOW!! unbelievable electronic noize over guitars. 5 stars beleive me.

My head buzzed at the new posibilities of a new Stone Temple Pilots album. Would Weiland push the band in a new pounding electro/Guitar direction.

Unfortunately not. This is a straight forward rock album with is good but nether the less disapointing. Buy if you're a fan of the pilots. If not buy Purple or Tiny Music.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 July 2000
Ever since i heard CREEP off Core man, I was hooked! Purple & and Tiny Music were nice but now with N#4 ,kickin off with the start of DOWN it just rocks! You've got the heavy[s] DOWN,HEAVEN &HOT RODS the easy listenin' SOUR GIRL{MY FAVE!} MC5 & ATLANTA. This was one CD that I did'nt hesitate to buy.Definately worth every cent!
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on 2 September 2013
As a fan of Stone Temple pilots earlier work I recently brought this record to see what this album sounded like as a lot of people seem to be divided about this album. There are some good tracks on this release such as the heavy rock openers 'Down' and 'Heaven and Hot Rods', the psychedelic 'Glide', and the nice acoustic driven ballad 'I got you'. Then there is the album highlight the doors influenced 'Atlanta' which closes the album magnificently.

But... the quality of the other songs leave a lot to be desired. For example tracks like 'Prune', 'No Way Out, 'Church on Tuesday' and 'Sex and Violence' while listenable are hardly great tracks and it could be argued are 'filler tracks' and easily skipable. The quality is uneven on this record and it feels rushed in places or maybe that is the fault of the production players (I am no expert on what it takes to record or produce an album) but that is just a sense I get when listening to this record.

Well, on Wikipedia it sais that this album made no.6 on the Billboard American charts and was certified Platinum by the RIAA so I guess the band knew what they were doing! If some dude out there in the world is reading this and wandering whether to buy this or not I would say get it cheap like I did and you can listen to a lot worse and thank god that all CDs aren't £12.99 anymore like they used to be in the old days! Amen.
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on 23 May 2010
A Lot of people think that after Tiny Music Stone Temple Pilots went down hill but i think they only got better and i think this album is as good as Core and Purple. Stone Temple Pilots have made 4 amazing albums in a row no other band i know has done that not even my favorite band Guns N Roses so Stone Temple Pilots are very special and i honestly think this is one of the best releases of my lifetime and i am 15 years old so i was only about 5 when it came out so i am a bit gutted about that but it does not stop this album being a 5 star. I think any of these songs are good enough for Core and i think every person should treat this album with respect because no one seems to be going on about it. Only the first three this is under-ratted by STP fans and seems to be put in the dark because of there other albums.
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on 23 April 2012
This album has everything a hard rock album needs with catchy riffs, heavy bass lines and kick ass solos. Scott Weiland is fantastic on it as his vocals show just how flexible they are. Smooth and soothing in 'Sour Girl' to hard and in your face with "Down". Only fault is that the vocals seem to be in the background of most of the music and as a huge fan I love hearing his voice to be in your face.
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on 11 October 2014
this album is not one of there best but still got some tracks on it. good service and price. joe uk
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