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  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 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.
  7. 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 40
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 40
  3. Negative: 1 out of 40
  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. 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. 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. 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 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. Collapse

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