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5.0 out of 5 stars Ear Candy, January 2, 2007
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This review is from: Deftones (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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Initial post: Feb 1, 2010 12:42:00 PM PST
finally someone gets it. at first i did not like this album as much as i thought i would (almost went to the "hate the new deftones" camp... but not quite). upon further listens i just can't get this out of my player... apparently chino and co. were dealing with a lot of personal issues during the time that they recorded this, but damn if adversity doesn't make a great album.
Needles and Pins... just epic
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