Purple is the second studio album released by the Stone Temple Pilots. The album, building on the foundations laid by the band's debut album Core was a huge success for the band, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over six million copies worldwide.
The album's style sees an expansion of the band's sound. They shifted to a more alternative rock-style, incorporating some psychedelic and southern rock influences. It produced a number of successful singles a.o. "Vasoline", "Interstate Love Song" and "Big Empty".