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Like a few singles, and always seemed like a cross-over band that i could get into. Which album(s) should i grab first?
White Pony though...
apart from "Pink Cellaphane"
there are a few great songs and a lot of boring.
Also recommends Diamond Eyes as a good place to start...
... I want to go listen to Diamond Eyes right now!
What was the last one called? That was pretty good too.
That and White Pony are great.
Personal preference will dictate which one you like best, but it will show the huge leap they made with White Pony and give you an idea of what's to come.
although it's downhill from there, so maybe start at the bottom, and work up to that...
Or just listen chronologically... I'd avoid 'saturday night wrist' out of all of them, 'Deftones' is pretty average. the rest are very enjoyable in their own ways...
as in none of their albums come close. Sorry, i probably wrote it to read differently
Raw and jagged. Lovely. I don't listen past White Pony though.
I don't think so. Certainly not compared to a lot of their 'peers'. Engine No 9 and Fireal still give me goosebumps
yeah, Adrenaline will always be the best. and it hasn't dated a bit: its rawness makes it timeless and enigmatic.
I'll probably get shat on for this but no Deftones album is perfect, maybe it's because I'm getting older but like most Metal bands they can sound pretty cheesy and almost cliche at some points. My favorite songs though are the chilled out, epic summery ones and the album that sums that up most is probably Diamond Eyes. If you want me to make you a compilation I can, I'm pretty bored!
it's massively underrated in my opinion and only has one questionable song on it. i dont understand why diamond eyes gets more praise when SNW is a lot more varied and interesting IMO
beyond White Pony, the chemistry between Chino and Steph just isn't the same. 'Diamond Eyes' was a partial return to form, though.
SNW as expressed up there^^^ , is a big pile of poo
Chino was out of his mind on speed on that record. and the band were at their peak.
someone agrees with me :D *high five
but I remember liking it, at least a lot more than the s/t.
I think the absolute black hole of turd that is Pink Cellphone sucks everything around it down.
(should point out that I've never listened to Diamond Eyes)
I love a lot of their stuff, and like most of the rest, but nothing can touch that track.
Truly one of the best tracks ever
I thought it was a real gem. Given the amount of shit cover versions on YT
nearly killed it for me years ago.
it is patchy, but it has some of their best songs, including one in their top 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP4dFHSd-iw
Hexagram is a one of the best!
they're very different albums but they're my favourites.
Everyone says Adrenaline has dated but I think it's aged better than Around The Fur. In that Around The Fur has quite a glossy nu-metal punch to it's production with the more raw, scratchy and organic Adrenaline doesn't.
I haven't listened to it for a couple of years though. Diamond Eyes is great.
Is just the tits
Hole in the Earth: pretty great, really. like all of the album, Fat Chino is in evidence, and can't sing for pizza. still, moody atmos. works, and Steph, Abe and Chi killed it, especially at the end.
Rapture: terrible vocals, and despite an interesting t/s, it doesn't really work at all.
Beware: Chino still isn't great, and the melody/cadence is disjointed and weird (not in a good way: chorus is quite forced, the whole hairy Bob impression is weak). when Steph jumps off synth and onto guitar, it's monsterous, although DROP THE JAZZMASTER, CHINO.
Cherry Waves - kind of pretty. Chino is alright on this, I guess because this is obviously a Chino-dominated tune.
Mein - best on the record by far. one of the best Deftones tunes, period. exhilirating forwards momentum, nice chord progressions. Serj's cameo is pitch perfect
U, U, D, D, L, ah whatever, can't be fucked. actually, this is a nice mood piece. Chino puts his copy of 'TNT' on for the band, with pleasant results.
Xerces - nice chorus, but it can't save a largely pointless tune.
Rats!Rats!Rats! - hey guyz, can we just *plays a bit of Meshuggah*. *tokes on ever-present spliff*. okay, ONE SONG.
thanks man, I got this seven-string which is pretty sweet.
(doesn't really work, does it? ambitious, though.)
*presses SKIP button*
Combat - dum de dum...oh, drums, good. I preferred the Terry Date demo without vocals. waste of tiiiiime.
Kimdracula - oh shut up, Chino. take up tennis, already. pedestrian.
Riviere - 2/2 of genuinely quite good songs on the record. nice combination of tones, and a graceful lope to the whole thing. and a thoroughly pleasing heavy bit.
yeah, it isn't great, is it? same amount of genuinely worthy tracks as the s/t.
I mean, it has 'Minerva'. although perhaps that works against it: they lead the album with arguably their finest moment, only serving to make the album look ten times worse in the radiant, glorious light of aforementioned lead single.
Hexagram is a proven live favourite, Needles and Pins, Good Morning Beautiful and When Girls Telephone Boys are better than most of SNW...the album just hangs together much better than its precedent.
but that the self-titled one probably has a couple of much better individual songs.
I never could get into Diamond Eyes.
and you can take that to the bank