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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 107 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 7 out of 107

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  1. ShaunT.
    Aug 7, 2003
    2
    The Deftones seem to be good at creating mooky mush metal for the semi-gothic pimple-poppin' puttyheads unwilling to give acts like Tool a listen, but is that really much of an accomplishment? There are some fair tracks on this album, and I don't mean to whiz on the band's parade, but this stuff is just too mooky for listeners like me who enjoy more complex rock and roll to The Deftones seem to be good at creating mooky mush metal for the semi-gothic pimple-poppin' puttyheads unwilling to give acts like Tool a listen, but is that really much of an accomplishment? There are some fair tracks on this album, and I don't mean to whiz on the band's parade, but this stuff is just too mooky for listeners like me who enjoy more complex rock and roll to enjoy fully. What you get is a package of songs pertaining to self-mutilation, knives, pulling wings off of flies, and "bleeding out of control". Linkin Park never put it better: "Nobody's Listening"... or, at least, they should be. Expand
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. A dense and textured rock affair that builds a bridge between grunge, goth, and industrial stylings.
  2. White Pony ends up being more accessible than the group's two previous albums, because it's not a half-formed mess but a classic alternative-rock album, as gentle and catchy as it is dark.
  3. 80
    Far and away Deftones' most daring and impassioned work to date.