Recorded in 1998, 12 Bar Blues continues to sound unlike anything else in Scott Weiland's tangled discography. This includes solo output, as well as his work with Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver. Most of the tracks are built from drum machines, layered vocals, abstruse wordplay and all manner of delicious studio chicanery. 12 Bar Blues, in other words, is a quirky and insular foray into avant-pop, one that gives off a pungent whiff of The Beatles, Bowie, T. Rex and other classic tunesmiths Weiland grew up worshipping. Definitely file next to your Beck and John Frusciante albums.