My favourite from the STP catalogue.
There's something for everyone on this album and it will certainly fit nicely into any AOR, alternative, COR or metal playlist.
The dirgy, Seattle-sounding grind of STP's debut takes a backseat to crisp, powerful, more upbeat melodies. Songs like "Interstate love Song," "Still Remains" and "Pretty Penny" are southern-tinged, soulful rockers that benefit from producer Brendan O'Brien's affiliation with bands such as the Black Crowes.
"Meatplow" and "Vasoline" are straightforward, catchy hard rockin' tunes, but for a taste of the hard-edged, energetic, thick grooves we're used to hearing from STP, check out "Silvergun Superman." "Unglued" also fits into the heavier side of the spectrum with scorching, heavy guitars and very distinct, loud drums.
And needless to say, Wieland's extraordinary vocal range never disappoints. Another appropriate tune for the metal crowd to check out is "Army Ants," and "Big Empty," from The Crow soundtrack, is also included.
My personal favourite is 'Kitchenware and Candybars'.
Highly recommended !!