Average User Score: 8.7Nov 19, 2012What can you say? They did it again. They have not strayed from who they are and yet have made albums that keep up with the times. Koi NoWhat can you say? They did it again. They have not strayed from who they are and yet have made albums that keep up with the times. Koi No Yokan is instantly recognizable as the Deftones. What I like is that they have the perfect blend of soft and hard. And the soft has gotten softer while the hard is much harder. It's almost as if Chino and Stephan are Yin and Yang. Chino has the ghostly sound while Stephan's guitar work here almost sounds like Meshuggah. My favorite tracks are "Goon Squad", "Tempest", "Rosemary", "Gauze", "Leathers", and probably my favorite track on the album "Poltergeist".… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Sep 16, 2010This album is like opening a time capsule. Inside we have persevered one of the albums that should have never been denied. It's like taking aThis album is like opening a time capsule. Inside we have persevered one of the albums that should have never been denied. It's like taking a trip back to the 90's and finding it in the same grungy order that you left it in. The Toadies were one of the most underrated bands of their time. They are part Nirvana, part Pixies, mix in a little heavy metal and punk and you have The Toadies.
Not every song on here is stellar. The first 3 tracks are going to be your best bet. The high point is the song "Waterfall" It's pure Toadies and it's pure grunge heaven. The guitars are the deep, choppy distortion that you had on "Possum Kingdom", or "Tyler". The other high point is "Dead Boy" This is one of the heaviest Toadies songs I have ever heard. There are other high points on the album. Most of them come from break downs within the songs and not the full song itself.
The result is just a good album. As so many bands are "evolving their sound", meaning they are trying to cash in on the pop sound and losing the hard guitars and loud vocals that made them indie royality.. The Toadies are headed back to the past which in itself is an evolution. Will this usher back in the flannels and teen angst of the 90's? Probably not. But for Toadies fans it will be a retro vacation for your ears!… Expand