White Pony

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  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: 41 out of 42
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 42
  3. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. 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 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. Expand
  2. JanisK.
    Jan 13, 2008
    10
    Pure genius.
  3. 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 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
  4. justing
    Feb 14, 2007
    10
    very good . the best album so far
  5. Mar 21, 2015
    10
    White Pony is one of the best albums of the 2000's. The lyrics here are thought provocative and abstract, the sound is diverse, chino has aWhite Pony is one of the best albums of the 2000's. The lyrics here are thought provocative and abstract, the sound is diverse, chino has a great voice, the instruments are great. Overall, I would recommend to everyone! Expand
  6. Apr 19, 2013
    9
    Deftones has always been difficult to explain or categorize a specific musical genre. But despite not feeling comfortable in that place haveDeftones has always been difficult to explain or categorize a specific musical genre. But despite not feeling comfortable in that place have been one of the best capitalized groups of Nu Metal's move in the early 90s.
    His first two jobs Adrenaline (1995) and Around the Fur (1997) were used to be known in his own country, but his third plate White Pony (2000) Deftones achievement acquire a name worldwide earning the respect of critics and managing to sound massively.

    "Change (In the House of Flies)" and "Digital Bath" were the themes emblematic of White Pony. Few others like the quiet "Teenager" surprised by the change from the style of the band.'s Also worth noting the presence Maynard James Keenan of Tool singer who develops nicely in the duet performed with Chino Moreno on "Passenger".
    Despite denying the label "key band of Nu Metal", thanks to this current Deftones astronomically increased his popularity and managed to stay through the years mutated into their sound.

    In conclusion: White Pony is one of the best albums of Deftones, its evolution in sound, creativity and complexity. not listen, would be an offense to the music.
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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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