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May 19, 2003

  Song Title
Needles And Pins
Good Morning Beautiful
When Girls Telephone Boys
Lucky You
Bloody Cape
Anniversary Of An Uninteresting Event

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 19, 2003
  • Release Date: May 19, 2003
  • Label: Maverick
  • Copyright: 2003 Maverick Recording Company
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  • Total Length: 47:09
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  • ASIN: B001VFIK32
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (483 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,821 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ear Candy January 2, 2007
By Sugar
Format:Audio CD
It's been said many times here, but I'll say it again...this album is not "White Pony 2" or "Son of White Pony". With that being said, can we please stop pouting and move on?

This album is, arguably, the Deftones best album. No band on the planet marries such ambient and lush textures with such brutal power like these guys do, and that would make this their Sistine Chapel. Songs like "Hexagram" and "When Girls Telephone Boys" bludgeon you over the head to get your attention as opposed to tapping you on the shoulder, and "Good Morning Beautiful" and "Bloody Cape" have hooks that are so sugary-sweet your teeth will hurt listening to them. The crowning achievement here though, in my humble opinion, is the blistering "Needles and Pins", whose siren-like guitar work creates a sense of urgency and anxiety. I'm on the edge of my seat every time I hear it.

I think if "Around The Fur" and "White Pony" had a child, this album would be it. And I would spoil the hell out of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Deftones" give the band a clearly defined sound. July 5, 2004
By Craig
Format:Audio CD
Deftones' self titled release "Deftones" can probably be seen as a stepping stone by a band that is continually on an upward accent to what will surely become rock musical greatness.
As a fan of the band since "Around the Fur" was released it is plainly obvious that each album they release is better than the one prior to it, which means "Deftones" is probably thier best album yet, but thier next release will probably be even better.
They seem to be very much like 'Faith no more' in that aspect.
Not only have the band improved thier songwriting on this album, they have also developed a keen set of ears for audio production too.The album sounds amazing and has a higher quality than thier previous albums, the songs are more simple and heavy, yet more complicated musically.
Chino Moreno's vocals are more high pitched and vocally intense than on any previous albums, and Abe Cunningham's drums are somewhat less busy, yet harder hitting than before.
As for the guitars, i think Stef Carpenters sludgy,crunchy 7 string assault is more like Messugah and Fear Factory,than "White Pony" and Chi Chengs bass is just massive and and explosive.DJ Frank also gets his rightfull place performing and entire track of his own musical taste.
Clearly a very Heavy ,bitter ,poisonous and intense album, some fans might not like it, but a lot more will love it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YES MY FRIENDS, ITS A MASTERPIECE July 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Wow, deftones have really done it again .This album is awesome from start to finish.I just dont get the people on here bashing this album as if they have any earthly idea what they're talking about, listen to the album with an open mind you lunatic.I do admit this album has to grow on you. It is different than previous deftones albums but then again, all thier albums are.
Although not as good as White Pony, I definitely think it's better than Adrenaline or ATF.Heres aquick review of each song.
1.HEXAGRAM:BRILLIANT, one of the best and one of the most dynamic, awesome songs ever written. 5/5
2.NEEDLES AND PINS:a really good song, not one of my favorites though.3/5
3.MINERVA:great song, it has this certain epic feel to it thats hard to explain.great work. 4.5/5
4.GOOD MORNING BEAUTIFUL:i dont like it as much as other songs on this cd, but still real good. 3/5
5.DEATHBLOW:great song.slow at the beginning. very different deftones.4/5
6.WHEN GIRLS TELEPHONE BOYS:i didnt like this song when I first bought this cd but like i said before this cd has to grow on you and good lord this song grew on me like wildfire.second best on the album.5/5
7.BATTLE AXE:I love this song from beginning to end. its soft in the beginning with clean guitar and then just explodes into one of the best deftones songs ever.third fav. 5/5
8.LUCKY YOU:very different stuff, but i love it. the techno stuff is just great. cryptic verses and haunting chorus make this a great song.3.5/5
9.BLOODY CAPE:I love this song. One of the heaviest on the album and also my fourth favorite tied with "minerva". I love when Chino screams "GOD HELP ME" over and over again at the end. 4.5/5
10.AOAUE:I have to admit I love this song. VERY different for Deftones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Carpenters turn to shine! October 24, 2006
By 6080
Format:Audio CD
This is my favorite Deftones album, even including their latest release Saturday Night Wrist. With white pony, it was clear that Chino took the reins & steered the band in a new direction with great results. What we have here is Stephen taking the reins back & putting his stamp on the new direction, adding more blistering guitars & earth shattering riffs to the layered sounds of the rest of the band. This is the heaviest Deftones album (Around the Fur is a close 2nd) & I think it turned off some fans. There is not one bad song on this & there is a very eclectic mix of songs here, more so than White Pony. If you are a Deftones fan, this album is essential.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mass appeal that is Deftones... August 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
One of my favorite bands for the main reason that they are unique in themselves and will not conform, The Deftones have once again pushed the boundaries of modern rock/metal and delivered another brilliant escape from the norm. On their fourth (self titled) disc Chino and the boys dig deep and hand us 11 tracks all different, all spectacular. I will admit that when I first heard the single 'Minerva' I was less than impressed, but even that track has grown on me since purchasing the album.

'Hexagram' opens the album with ferocity and brutality that lets you know to expect a true to form Deftones album. 'Needles and Pins' though is what really kicks this album off. Mix Chino's haunting vocals and brilliant lyrics with Carpenter's crushing guitars and Delgado's soundscapes and added textures and you have a perfect song. The follow this brilliant direction in 'Bloody Cape' as well, delivering brutal force and seductive elegance all at the same time. And I want to make mention that 'When Girls Telephone Boys' is one of the most brutal tracks Deftones have ever put out...Chino is god, I swear.

They turn a softer leaf with tracks like 'Good Morning Beautiful' and the closer 'Moana', songs that have more of a 'White Pony' feel to them. 'Deathblow' and even 'Battle Ax' carry this same feel, not much screaming, more like yelling over some heavy yet not brutal riffs. The later two though hold my attention better than the former.

It's the haunting beauty of 'Lucky You' though that stands out as the most inspired track here. It appeared on the Matrix Reloaded soundtrack, and it fit...but here, in the element that is Deftones it holds much more presence beings the only of it's kind. The chorus is just so calming and's one of my favorite songs ever penned.
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This album from Deftones has a distorted beauty to it. The musicality of it is engaging and urgent like on tracks "Hexagram" and "Minerva". I recommend this album.
Published 4 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Album
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Published 5 months ago by Tyler A. Klosterman
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful
Hexagram and Minerva make this disc well worth listening to. The band gets into huge and gothic sounds on this one.
Published 6 months ago by Drums n' Bone
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it
It's not White Pony, but it's still a very powerful album. The release is good. The songs are good. Worth buying.
Published 7 months ago by shellz
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal
This album showed up brand new, original packaging, and no dents or scratches on the vinyl. The sound is great and will be sure to please all audiophiles who love this band.
Published 10 months ago by Hayden H.
5.0 out of 5 stars long time fan.
This is one of my favorite albums of theirs, top four I would say. If you like deftones other albums you know that they evolve, and can rarely be compared to another. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Nicholas
5.0 out of 5 stars Pins and Needles
Loved that song. The seller was fast and the disc came as described. Deftones are so dense it sound that you hear all sorts of things on different listens. "I dig it, Man."
Published 11 months ago by michael g. mills
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