STP’s Tiny Anniversary

Among the albums celebrating 25 year anniversaries in 2021, Stone Temple Pilot’s Tiny Music….Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop probably isn’t at the top of many people’s favorites list. But this supremely underrated gem of an album will get the deluxe treatment this year with a new reissue sporting unreleased demos, instrumental versions, and alternate takes. If you’ve never listened to the entire album, treat your ears and have a go at it. Standout tracks include the singles “Big Bang Baby” and “Trippin’ On a Hole in a Paper Heart,” as well as the CRIMINALLY underappreciated “Lady Picture Show,” the moody “Adhesive” and the album’s closer: the gliding, effervescent “Seven Caged Tigers.”