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Chino Moreno Reveals His Personal Favorite Deftones Album


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Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has a particular favorite when it comes to the nine albums his band has put out over their three decade-plus career. That effort is none other than the group’s platinum-certified 1997 sophomore album, “Around The Fur“. Moreno recently told Zane Lowe during an appearance on Apple Music:

“…Honestly, I still think that record [‘Around The Fur‘] will always be my favorite record. One of the main reasons why… For one, we were pretty young. We were probably late, maybe mid-20s then, something like that. But we were on fire.”

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“…The ‘Adrenaline‘ record… I never really liked that record too much. I still sort of toggle with just like, I appreciate it for what it is, obviously. It’s like we were very naive and sometimes things will shine because it’s like, they don’t know what they’re doing, but sometimes there’s brilliance in that I guess.”

“I knew that we were capable of so much more. So when we got the opportunity to make a second record, and at the time you always hear about, ‘Oh, sophomore jinx, like these bands, they have success first record and their second record comes out and then whatever.’ My headspace was the complete opposite.

I was like, ‘Oh, now we can show people what we can really do.’ And we were so confident… we wrote, recorded it and mixed it and everything within this four-month period – which is really not that long from the time you start writing songs to the time you’re listening to it going, ‘Wow.’ We loved that.”

He further stated of “Around The Fur“:

“There’s something about it that’s really, really special. And then we had a lot of attention obviously, but I don’t think it affected like as far as in a negative way at least of like, ‘Oh, we need to do,’ like all of that stress of, ‘Oh, we need to make something that’s going to be up to par.’

It was like I was looking at the record before it going, ‘Oh, we’re about to crush that. I don’t even care about that.’ I was just so excited to show people what was to come, you know? And I think we all were. It just one of those things where we definitely captured lightning in a bottle, like straight-up.”

Deftones‘ new album “Ohms” saw a release last month.

[via Kerrang!]

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