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Excellent - Masterpiece. A classic.
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Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible - Waste of your life and time.
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I've always been a huge fan of the Deftones. I even loved the "not so popular" albums, S/T and Saturday Night Wrist. Diamond Eyes is full of massively heavy riffs (thanks to Stephen's new 8-string guitar). This album also shows a more aggressive Deftones, something we haven't seen since Around The Fur and White Pony. Whether its the heavier songs or the slower ones, Diamond Eyes is full of emotion and great song writing. I'm sure the [Deftones] haters out there are talking smack, but check out the songs CMND/CTRL, You've Seen The Butcher, Prince, & Risk and you'll find yourself throwing up the horns!
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5 :AVE RATING
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RATING Diamond Eyes 2010 Reprise David Loveless 5/11/2010 5
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