B-Sides and Rarities

Reviewed by: Ayo Jegede
Reviewed on: 2005-10-18

Posted 11/10/2005 - 03:51:05 PM by stylish_vaga:
 this guy is 2 hard on the band . the accoustic sounds on the album give the songs a more mature sound than b4 .Siple man doesnt sound "limp" at all but sounds sweet to the ears. people must remmber these r mostly b sides.
Posted 06/12/2007 - 05:51:35 AM by Warren:
 All artists are products of their influences and behold the reason why the Deftones are seen as the exception to the Nu Metal norm. I doubt Limp Bizkit and crew have even heard of the Cocteau Twins, let alone considered covering one of their songs. Rest assured, if Slipknot had to slip into ‘pussy-mode’ to offer their rendition of Sade’s No Ordinary Love; it would hardly be recognisable under a torrent of incessant barking and perhaps one too many drummers. All the covers do more than justice to the originals; very little alteration but at the same time bearing all the qualities of an unmistakable Deftones tune. As a fan of the original their take on Duran Duran’s The Chauffer nears perfection and is possibly one of the best cover versions of all time in MY opinion. Aided by intense live acoustic performances of their own classics each song seamlessly floats into the next belying the notion of a haphazardly put together collection of B-sides. Aside from one or two just ok original B-sides worth every penny and whether you’re a fan of the Deftones or any of the bands covered it comes highly recommended.