Incubus If Not Now, When?
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rjmunthe
June 11th 2011



395 Comments


Did anyone really expect this to be good? I'm not even going to bother, after listening to Adolescents.

DoubtGin
June 11th 2011



6686 Comments


^that's probably the best song on this, too

AtavanHalen
June 11th 2011



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Oh dear. Just as surely as Coldplay did, just as surely as Kings of Leon did, and just as surely as Audioslave did for a couple of singles, Incubus have turned into U2.


Stopped reading.

Jom
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



2595 Comments


5th/6th paragraphs are spot on.

foreverendeared
June 11th 2011



14678 Comments


Really good review. I stopped caring about Incubus after A Crow Left

sixdegrees
June 11th 2011



15777 Comments


They've been getting progressively worse since Morning View. I'm not surprised at the rating.

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cirq
June 11th 2011



9257 Comments


but brandon is so dreamy

Ire
June 11th 2011



41460 Comments


lol incubus

CrackeTheSkull
June 11th 2011



718 Comments


This album has almost no lasting value it seems... I enjoyed a few songs for about a week yet past that I haven't wanted to come back to it once.

AtavanHalen
June 11th 2011



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I disagree. I listened to Light Grenades all the way through maybe once or twice. This, on the other hand, I listened to solidly for about three weeks, just to get my head around it.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
June 11th 2011



14513 Comments


sweet new avatar atavan.

Ire
June 11th 2011



41460 Comments


avatarhalen

AtavanHalen
June 11th 2011



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

One of my favourite Xtina shots. Bitch is fierce.

CelestialDust
June 11th 2011



3155 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

get promoted to staff already so you can make it bigger

BrahTheSunGod
June 11th 2011



1279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Saying that they 'misjudged the mood of their fanbase and rock as a whole' is somewhat of a moot point. Reading
interviews with them, it's pretty clear that they've always written music as a personal, artistic expression meant for
themselves as a band and exploring the edges of music, not specifically for their fans (and least of all, rock as a
whole [if you can even boil them down to the expectations of a specific genre). It's kind of a "Hey, we've done the
whole filling arenas around the entire world thing, we've sold god knows how many CDs, there's no point trying to
push that route further. So now what?" sort of view, and with Mike in particular, it's clear that they've chosen just to
push themselves and do something different artistically, rather than regress to what they were on one of their past
albums or what fans/critics/rock want them to be.

Seriously, take the time to read this interview with Mike:
http://www.ultimate-
guitar.com/interviews/interviews/incubus_the_gravity_of_our_friendship_drove_incubus_back_into_the_studio.html

Edit: fuck links

BrahTheSunGod
June 11th 2011



1279 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

One other quick thing - it's a good idea to stop looking at Einziger as just a guitarist, and more as a multi-
instrumentalist and composer. Sure, it's not so much the Heroic Guitarist kind of archetype that rock and rock critics
have come to expect; it's a much more a deferential approach, focusing on how the band comes together as a whole,
how the different instruments and different timbres interplay, and (most importantly) realizing that some parts are
better on other instruments besides guitars. Which is not to say that there isn't an incredible amount of complexity
here, it's more that it just isn't flashiness, or even guitar-based.

BassDemon333
June 11th 2011



3291 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

With Incubus its their first three albums and maybe A Crow Left Of The Murder then thats it. This album is so disappointing.

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Burn2Burn
June 12th 2011



2378 Comments


so fucking boring

Sciroccu
June 12th 2011



731 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Damnit I love them, I'm gonna check this one out anyway !

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themetalpig
June 12th 2011



37 Comments


+1
I thought Light Grenades was their best since Make Yourself.



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