Deftones: My Top 10 Songs

These gents from Sacramento have been steadily rising in my estimation since I first saw them opening for Alice in Chains back in 2010. Sometimes called the “Radiohead of Metal,” their music tends toward the melodic just as much as it does toward the distorted. Here are my favorite songs from this ever-evolving (and ever-rewarding) band.

*This list will be updated in the event of any future (including posthumous) releases.

Honorable mentions

Graphic Nature

Hole in the Earth

Phantom Bride

Royal

The Spell of Mathematics

Top 10

10. Prayers/Triangles

9. Doomed User

8. Needles and Pins

7. Error

6. Cherry Waves

5. Beware

4. Digital Bath

3. Rocket Skates

2. Poltergeist

1. Leathers

Favorite Song on Each Album

Adrenaline (1995): 7 Words

Around the Fur (1997): Around the Fur

White Pony (2000): Digital Bath

Deftones (2003): Needles and Pins

Saturday Night Wrist (2006): Beware

Diamond Eyes (2010): Rocket Skates

Koi No Yokan (2012): Leathers

Gore (2016): Doomed User

Ohms (2020): Error

Albums Ranked

9. Adrenaline (1995)

8. Around the Fur (1997)

7. Deftones (2003)

6. White Pony (2000)

5. Ohms (2020)

4. Gore (2016)

3. Saturday Night Wrist (2006)

2. Diamond Eyes (2010)

1. Koi No Yokan (2012)