White Pony

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Universal acclaim- based on 134 Ratings

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Top Track

Passenger
Here I lay Still and breathless Just like always Still, I want some more Mirrors sideways Who cares what's behind? Just like always Still your... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Checkout.com
    90
    A complex, heavily textured album that aims for the stars.
  2. That such a progressive, risk-taking LP wasn't celebrated across the board for its gutsy reinventing of a band thought pigeonholed wasn't that surprising, though – this is a difficult album.
  3. White Pony works on many different levels, with its treatises on alienation, art-rock explorations and soundtracks for people who don't take drugs but want to transcend the mundane. [Record of the Week pick]
  4. 80
    It's surprising how well the songs on White Pony absorb the band's disparate influences (Slayer, the Cure, Bad Brains) without compromising any of its destructive effect.
  5. The Deftones went soft, but in an impressive way, to twist around its signature punk thrash sound.
  6. A dense and textured rock affair that builds a bridge between grunge, goth, and industrial stylings.
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    20
    Maybe when they abandon their arrested development and stop convincing themselves the world is aligned specifically for their personal displeasure, they'll arrive at something listenable. [July 2000, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
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  1. Megan
    Jun 26, 2004
    10
    By far this is The Deftones' greatest cd. With both Chino's voice, and the chilling guitar riffs, this album cannot be topped by By far this is The Deftones' greatest cd. With both Chino's voice, and the chilling guitar riffs, this album cannot be topped by any other. If you dont have it, go out and buy it! Expand
  2. JanisK.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Pure genius.
  3. AshleyM
    Mar 28, 2005
    10
    This album... Its truly something. it has touched me on such an emontional level its insane. the lyrics are so deep and meaningful. im just This album... Its truly something. it has touched me on such an emontional level its insane. the lyrics are so deep and meaningful. im just mind blowen these guys are truly talented. Expand
  4. Mithyus
    May 3, 2007
    10
    Heavy, soft, mad, intense.. this White Pony runs many ways, but as deep as it can into each, with astounding determination.
  5. Jul 4, 2017
    10
    This is what I call "Masterpiece", Deftones proved to be one of the most interesting band of the last 20 years, great work guys.
    This album
    This is what I call "Masterpiece", Deftones proved to be one of the most interesting band of the last 20 years, great work guys.
    This album is full of little diamonds, from the beginning to the end, the listener will be fascinated by what he's listening to.
    Digital Bath, Change and Korea are astonishing, while Passenger is one of the greatest songs of the '00s and Feiticiera and Elite introduce perfectly this incredible album.
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  6. Dec 23, 2013
    9
    Best Songs
    -Digital Bath
    -Change -RX Queen -Feiticiera -Knife Party -Back To School -The Boy's Republic Personal Favorites: -Digital
    Best Songs
    -Digital Bath
    -Change
    -RX Queen
    -Feiticiera
    -Knife Party
    -Back To School
    -The Boy's Republic
    Personal Favorites:
    -Digital Bath
    -RX Queen
    -Knife Party
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  7. Sep 24, 2015
    7
    While White Pony registers the complex and sonic tendencies Deftones discovered that let them kick it into sixth gear on their later albums,While White Pony registers the complex and sonic tendencies Deftones discovered that let them kick it into sixth gear on their later albums, some of its songs seem forced to the point of mediocrity. Sure, it's an unpopular opinion, but let me tell you about "Knife Party"... absolute bliss. And the album's closer, "Pink Maggit" is a haunting and stunning epilogue to what I can't even disagree is Deftone's real breakthrough. Expand

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