Friday, November 9, 2012

Listen to Deftones' Koi No Yokan Online (Updated)

                                                                                                                                                      Photo Credit: Reprise Records
The Deftones' seventh studio album, Koi No Yokan, is available for streaming in its entirety here . The album is slated to be released on Nov 13. According to an interview between the band's frontman, Chino Moreno, and Rolling Stone, the new album will defer from its previous effort, Diamond Eyes.

"Diamond Eyes was capturing lightning in a bottle. We had just come together, had a lot of constraints in terms of time, so we're just banging things out. This time, we had a little more chance to experiment and just play," said Moreno.

Update: I've just listened to it and it sounds awesome. Definitely different from Diamond Eyes, this sounds like Deftones at their best again. I'm usually not a fan of streaming new albums online as I believe they take away the novelty of purchasing a new record.

But in the age of iTunes, it probably makes a lot of sense (marketing-wise) to allow fans to preview your album online and then direct them to the iTunes store to purchase their favourite tracks. And after one listen, I'll say that, contrary to popular belief, the album format is far from dead. This is an album that needs to be heard in its entirety.

I, for one, can't wait for Nov 13.

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