|Released||June 20, 2000|
Limited edition cover
White Pony is the third studio album by American
Upon its release and retrospectively, the album was met with critical acclaim, and is generally regarded by fans and critics alike as one of their most mature outings up to that point. White Pony is Deftones' highest-selling album to date, and was certified
After a break from touring, the band spent four months in the studio writing and recording White Pony with producer
Despite being pressured to release the album sooner, the band decided to take their time making the album. Bassist
Although the band initially did not intend to include guest musicians on the album, it featured additional vocals by
The album's lyrics were included in the CD booklet, with explicit language noted with phonetically similar words. For example, on "Street Carp", the lyric "Now take it home and fuck with it" was written as "Now take it home and have fun with it".