White Pony

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 135 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 8 out of 135

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  1. JanisK.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Pure genius.
  2. Nov 6, 2010
    10
    Purely a fantastic album. This is the album where they learn when they need to be quiet, and it pays off. This album is sonic, and heavy, and grungy. But always delicate and soothing and dark. Somehow, Deftones can mix 'dark' with 'soothing' and make it work.

    Personal Highlights: Change, Digital Bath, Knife Party, Passenger, RX Queen.
  3. May 20, 2011
    10
    What a fine album this is, from beginning to end there isnt a song I didn't like, from the brutal Elite to the truly haunting Passenger. For me Passenger is the stand out track, featuring the vocals of Tool's Maynard James Keenan. Not many bands can pull off an album like this, just sheer brilliance. A great addition to the band is Mr Delgado, adds that bit of digital to the tracks.
  4. Jan 27, 2014
    9
    white pony was something a little different from its predecessors. The commercial success of the band was the extreme. Songs thematically quite different from one another, ranging from Zen and heavy rhythm, with a touch of melancholy and special effects while also addressing drug use. A battery well executed by Abe Cunningham with more "turns" than before, not unworthy of the rest ofwhite pony was something a little different from its predecessors. The commercial success of the band was the extreme. Songs thematically quite different from one another, ranging from Zen and heavy rhythm, with a touch of melancholy and special effects while also addressing drug use. A battery well executed by Abe Cunningham with more "turns" than before, not unworthy of the rest of insturumentos well executdos, but less prominently. Each track has something special, more experimental and new, however, following the standards of the band, White Pony was the biggest commercial success of the band, even won a Grammy in 2001 for the song Elite, and rightly so, because the album is good, but if you are not a fan of more contemporary rock or even the band, your ears need to get used to it. Expand
  5. Dec 23, 2013
    9
    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
    Change
  6. Apr 7, 2014
    10
    Deftones magnum opus. An incredibly diverse album, and while that may make it unfocused compared to an album like Diamond Eyes, it's the bold step off the nu metal band wagon and the key tracks from White Pony that makes it their best.
  7. Sarah
    Jan 1, 2005
    10
    The deftones are the best!
  8. Arlette
    Jan 1, 2005
    10
    White pony along with around the fur are the best albums that the deftones have ever created. The deftones are truly original and white pony's lyrics are meaningful and deep. The singer has the most unique voice that draws you into a different world.
  9. Rob
    May 4, 2006
    10
    The most complete and amazing album on this planet
  10. Rusty
    Aug 7, 2006
    10
    Excellent album, not the best Deftones album though... I think that Adrenaline is their best! Very good album though!
  11. JayTwo
    Oct 20, 2007
    10
    CLASSIC.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 any other. If you dont have it, go out and buy it!
  14. Primo
    Mar 15, 2005
    10
    In my opinion, this album is one of the best hard rock albmus ever recorded. it can be compared to such 'monsters' as koRn's and system of a down's self titled albums...i hated it for a few weeks,but then just like somebody would shot me in the face...i fell in love with it...if you won't like it just don't listen to it for a while and when you'll put it In my opinion, this album is one of the best hard rock albmus ever recorded. it can be compared to such 'monsters' as koRn's and system of a down's self titled albums...i hated it for a few weeks,but then just like somebody would shot me in the face...i fell in love with it...if you won't like it just don't listen to it for a while and when you'll put it on again,it will simply blow your head off...there are no bad songs on this album,becouse it's just perfect. Expand
  15. Daniel
    Mar 8, 2005
    9
    WTF?This may not be the best deftones album, but it's better than over 90% of albums today. About as good as slipknot-Iowa
  16. JustinR.
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    This album is incredible. Some people blow the Deftones off and label them as another screaming, manufactured nu-metal band. But the true fans know that this is a completely false notion (The Deftones were around way before Korn, Limp Bizkit, and definitely that crappy pop band Linkin Park , and they actually listen to good bands like the Smiths and the Cure and the Bad Brains) This album This album is incredible. Some people blow the Deftones off and label them as another screaming, manufactured nu-metal band. But the true fans know that this is a completely false notion (The Deftones were around way before Korn, Limp Bizkit, and definitely that crappy pop band Linkin Park , and they actually listen to good bands like the Smiths and the Cure and the Bad Brains) This album should prove everyone of those labeling losers wrong, but some people still take one listen to this album disregard it. It is not "mooky." It has nothing about self-mutilation, and the song "Elite" does not literally have to do with "bleeding out of control." Get a good taste in music and then come back and complain. Expand
  17. AEOlson
    Dec 17, 2006
    10
    Deftones at their finest.
  18. AlacránA
    Mar 23, 2006
    10
    Knife Prty is one of the best songs I´ve ever heard
  19. WhitneyS
    Jul 29, 2006
    10
    This Record, Along with Around the Fur are the two best albums probably on this planet Earth. The lyrics mean so much and it feels you are part of their situations. You understand what they feel by their voice expressions. =)
  20. ChinoShoegazer
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    I love the deftones, and this is far and away thier best record, measuring the rabid intensity of the first two LP's with a much more diverse sonic palatte. Unbelievably heavy, undeniably powerful. A monster of an album.
  21. RobT.
    Dec 20, 2007
    8
    Not my favourite Deftones release, but it's fantastic all the same.
  22. justing
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    very good . the best album so far
  23. MandyH
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    Deftones is my favorite band ever!!!! This would be my favorite album because the beats and lyrics of the songs move in a way that I can't put it into words! ~*~ I love Deftones!~*~
  24. tableviewhigh
    Apr 5, 2007
    9
    truly superb, haven't heard anything better to date.
  25. JasonE
    Oct 25, 2003
    10
    Each song on the album provides a different feel or sound which makes listening to it a much needed breath of fresh air. There are songs for just about everyone on this album. Just listen to "Change (in the House of Flies)" and you'll see what I mean.
  26. dank
    Apr 26, 2003
    10
    great album!
  27. MarcW
    Aug 24, 2003
    8
    This is a fantastic album which truly illustrates how this genre can grow and develop in such a creative way. The 'Tones have managed to retain their distinctive Nu-metal sound while going in a more thoughtful direction lyrically. A great album.
  28. mattj
    Sep 24, 2004
    9
    this cd is a great cd doesnt quite measure to the eccentric genious of around the fur but is still a awsome cd with gnarly riffs in change, and passenger, but is still great
  29. 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 mind blowen these guys are truly talented.
  30. SteveH
    Nov 1, 2006
    10
    Not only is this their best album to date, but it'll be looked at one day as one of the greatest albums ever made.
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.