| ||I feel your pain man. After all these years I'm as enamoured with this record as I was the first time I heard it over half a decade ago. I eventually had to accept the sad truth that my snobby art rock peers will never sway on their opinion of this band, and also that, unless its the top 100 'metal' albums, White Pony would never feature on any credible top 100 albums list.
I strongly believe that the Deftones' nu metal stigma was only reinforced when they re-released the album with 'Back to School' ( an abomination of one of the best songs on the album ), and this is one of the major factors that prevented White Pony getting the kudos it deserved.
I have a dream though : Its June 2025, I pick up a copy of NME or Mojo , The cover reads : ' White Pony , 25 Years On ' ........Just like The Beatles , Wow imagine that!|