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The Deftones: Deftones (Maverick)

Neil Kulkarni, Bang, June 2003

FOR ALL THE horseshit rock bands come out with about "maturity", "creative steam" and "progression", the true measure of whether or not their freshest opus is worth a rock-and-a-half of crack is figuring out if the band have lost their motivation — other than for fitting out their rock star cribs with more sad tat and equipment so they can continue to capture their own sense of meaninglessness on wax.

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