With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
It was all because of drugs. The whole thing, because of drugs.
True, critics have always hated Stone Temple Pilots, accusing them of hopping on the grunge bandwagon, and singling out frontman Scott Weilandas a shameless Vedder copyist. Not entirely fair, as it happens - 1994's 'Purple' LP wore grunge's only pair of rose-tinted glasses, and was all the better for it. But Weiland's descent into heroin addiction has left 'No 4' spiritually empty.
", in a reaffirmation of his narcotic vows. But as moments of clarity go, it's a deeply sad one.
'No 4'? It's the sound of corporate whores meeting a particularly messy demise.
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