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  • Summary: Bob Erzin (Jane's Addiction) produced the alt-metal band's fifth album. System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian guests.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Saturday Night Wrist proves yet again that Deftones have a corner on the transcendental-metal market. [Dec 2006, p.192]
  2. The album is mostly a heady, atmospheric, willfully too-difficult-for-radio wash of sound that, save for a handful of tracks, stretches out and explores Deftones' creative limits more than ever before.
  3. Boasts some of the Deftones' best out-and-out metal tunes to date. [3 Nov 2006, p.76]
  4. After a long apprenticeship, Deftones have started to sound like their own band: one that seesaws between agonized crooning and hard-rock attack, within songs as well as through albums. [30 Oct 2006]
  5. Saturday Night Wrist continues the Deftones’ sad trend, another album of scattered transcendent moments in a field of attention-getting parlour tricks, still eagerly tugging at the listener’s sleeve to say, "Listen to this sound we created!"
  6. 60
    The Deftones' fifth album turns the dial to "statesmen." [Dec 2006, p.172]
  7. There's little of the fire and invention that characterised 2000's White Pony. [Nov 2006, p.140]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 44
  2. Negative: 2 out of 44
  1. ColinD
    Nov 1, 2006
    Truely a amazing work of artistic structure and brilliance. This entire record is playing at my funeral when my time is done.
  2. CosterM
    Nov 3, 2006
    You can't BRAND deftones. I think that is the whole point of their SWAG. It's music. mood.
  3. jorges
    Jan 23, 2007
    always a fan of deftones since they began i just think they are the only band that can play with my feelings chino voice just is incredible nice they didnt became too much team sleep this album is just great as everything they do Expand
  4. BrianV
    Oct 30, 2006
    Saturday Night Wrist is a solid culmination of what Deftones have been doing the past two albums. The songs here surpass the self-titled effort but fall short of the artier White Pony. Expand
  5. StevenF
    Nov 18, 2006
    I was ready to be dissapointed with this album because the release date kept being pushed back. This is their best album to date. It was well worth the wait. Expand
  6. AndrewG
    Nov 13, 2006
    This is a very strange record, but somehow it feels like the Deftones have grown into the band they've always meant to be. "Rapture" and "Rats!Rats!Rats!" (which is absolutly fierce) are here to remind us that the Deftones were once a metal band, but the bulk of the album is given to dreamier, softer songs. It's still a very heavy album, but the heaviness comes from the density and tone of the album, not just raging guitars. "Beware" is one of the best songs the band has ever written, and is worth the price of the album itself. "Pink Cellphone" is either entirely genius or utterly, offensively stupid. Pretty impressive (though occasionally confusing) album. Expand
  7. BenM
    Jan 30, 2008
    Horrible,I just hated the way he sang the songs.I can't believe people can listen to this shit.It wasn't even rock.Awful.

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