Deftones - Deftones
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Universal acclaim- based on 63 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 58 out of 63
  2. Negative: 2 out of 63

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  1. Aug 17, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Their best to date. nothing else to say, most part of the record you found Deftones at their max , the killer-chain-saw-like sounding guitars, the peculiar drumming, the atmospheric electronic effects and of course Moreno's utterly high screams & eire quiet vocals makes this record unmatchable. Expand
  2. Nov 17, 2011
    This is one of the darker and heavier albums of the Deftones. some people say only minerva is worth hearing (The mixed and negative review guys said it) but Metal up a little the record some times gets bring down a bit, (that's why i didn't gave the album a 10) but it shows Deftones can go which ever way they want to go. they might not have so many comercial success but they always put out good music. (Go to if you like the Deftones as much as i do) Expand
  3. Feb 20, 2012
    The Deftones most underrated album, partly due to the bands lack of innovation in the release but also because it had the difficult task of following on from White Pony. 'Needles and Pins', 'Minerva' and 'Hexagram' keep the consistency on an album which struggles to reach the heights of its predecessor.
  4. May 10, 2013
    Not the best Deftones album, BUT, it sure is amazing. The more you go through and listen to the whole thing the more you like it. When I first listened to it I had mixed reactions myself. Than I went back and listened to it multiple times and fell in love with it. I'm edging for the score of a 10 because it really is something else for Deftones.
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    Don't know why Pitchfork disliked this so much. While it doesn't quite live up to the rest of their catalog (except Adrenaline), this still has some absolute gems on it. Good Morning Beautiful and When Girls Telephone Boys are both exceptional.
  6. Nov 26, 2012
    This album is heavier but production is weak and the album is inconsistent. Their worst album, because it follows one of their best and is simply not up to their standards.
  7. Nov 13, 2012
    After White Pony it doesn't seem like Deftones could do anything better ... and they didn't (at least not with the self-titled album), BUT they didn't need to. All they needed to do is create an album just as good or at least close to it and that is what they did. Various ups and downs during this album. Raw and emotional just like White Pony, but a little more polished , which, unfortunately, in the long run may seem boring after playing this album on repeat for the 100th time, but eventually you'll come back for more (especially for songs like Minerva, Hexagram and Good Morning Beautiful, though I don't like to point out something specific, because they are all great). Expand
  8. Oct 26, 2013
    Definitely the most epic record by Deftones. So much emotion in every single vocal line, powerful riffs and of course the mind-blowingly atmospheric, almost divine harmonies they create. Hexagram as an opener is just outta this world, and Good Morning Beautiful Bloody Cape convince with their simplicity and power. Also, very slick sound with a touch of raw. I love it.
  9. Dec 23, 2013
    this is personally one of my least favorite deftones albums (next to adrenaline). songs like the amazing "Minerva", "Hexagram" and "Good Morning Beautiful" save this album from being bad. the album isnt terrible, but its a bit weird. when compared to what was before and what came after, this album is not as good. one redeeming qualities about the album is that the band tried something new and it has better song
    structuring than Saturday Night Wrist.
    Best Songs:
    -Good Morning Beautiful
    -Needles And Pins
    -When Girls Telephone Boys (The heaviest deftones song ever!)

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A modern, commercially-viable, carefully crafted rock record that also sounds violent, deranged and desperately, incurably sad all at the same time.
  2. Deftones sticks a little too close to familiar territory this time around.
  3. After four very similar albums, they seem to be in danger of painting themselves into a corner. [Jun 2003, p.93]