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hybridofsound
11-18-2003, 07:01 PM
Album: Make Yourself
Artist: Incubus
Brandon Boyd - Vocals
Mike Einziger - Guitar
Dirk Lance - Bass
Josť*?asillas - Drums
Chris Kilmore - Turntables
Released: 1999 (Sony)
Favourite Songs:
The Warmth
Stellar
Pardon Me
Out From Under

Incubus originated in Calabasas, California in 1991. They created a hybrid of metal with elements of funk and jazz added to metal. On their first release Fungus Amongus they had a hard metal sound with small elements of funk and jazz. S.C.I.E.N.C.E pushed the elements of funk and jazz and here on Make Yourself the metal edge yet again becomes less as Incubus push in other influences. So let's get to the album.

Privilege - The album kicks off with the high energy song 'Privilege'. It has a harder type verse with a more mellow chorus. It's a good song and has a good message about freedom.

Nowhere Fast - Nowhere Fast slows the pace from Privilege a little but still is a good song. Brandons lyrics throughout the album and on this song are exceptional.

Consequence - Most songs on this album you can relate to and this is just another one. The verses are quite 'funky' and this is a good example of Incubus's style on the album. The chorus's explode and it makes for a good song.

The Warmth - The most emotional song on the album and a pure song of beauty. Seeing them preform this song live almost brings you to tears. This is one of the best songs on the album and is very emotional. Lyrically one of the best Incubus songs ever.

When It Comes - This song flows bloody well. It's a harder edged song but one of the more catchy on the album. As always it's good lyrically and the musicianship on this song is great.

Stellar - Another beautiful Incubus song. Mike pulls off some pure guitar skill on this song and Brandons vocals flow perfectly. It goes mellow in the middle before busting out with emotion at the end. Fantastic song.

Make Yourself - 'But if you really want to live why not try and make yourself' Brandon sings on the 7th song on the album. The message of this song speaks truth to all of us. It's harder edged and has a bit of a sound like Consequence.

Drive - Possibly the most overplayed radio song of 2001. This is a low point in the album for me because i've simply heard this song so many times. However it is a good song, it's catchy and well written.

Clean - One of the more funky songs in the album. The verses are uniquely Incubus. It's a good song Clean but fails to really grab you like alot of the other songs on the album.

Battlestar Scralatchtica - The name should explain most of the song. Kilmore and two other DJs have a jam session and it's a bloody good jam session.

I Miss you - Incubus become mellow and emotional again. It's a good song I miss you and a pretty one but not quite up to the standards of Stellar or The Warmth.

Pardon Me - My favourite on the album. Lyrically well written, emotional and powerful. Everything a good song should be. You will most likely have to stick this song on repeat after listning to it.

Out From Under - This is a political song and one of the hardest on the album. It's got a good message and is worthy of cranking the volume up for. It end's off the album well.

This album catches the perfect balance of metal with funk and jazz. I would say this is the best Incubus album and is a good mix of Morning View and some of the elements of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. It's got beautiful songs on it and hard songs and should keep any nu-metal fan happy. Certanely worth buying if your considering buying an Incubus album.

Rating - 4/5 :thumb:

YDload
11-18-2003, 07:02 PM
Incubus is not metal, especially on that album. More like modern rock.

hybridofsound
11-18-2003, 08:12 PM
It's hard to define them. Nu-Metal is what I hear people put them in but it doesn't really work and it's more than modern rock.

GimmeSlack12
11-19-2003, 01:45 AM
Oh, lets not argue over what category to put them in. They are Rock n Roll to be as general as one should be. And Drive is the lowpoint of the album? I know the song was played a lot, but I think that song is just incredible (thus why it was overplayed).

d0ped0g
11-20-2003, 01:56 AM
first off... not metal, although they originally had funk/metal elements in it
secondly, i think you overrated it abit. Its definately the most unoriginal and mainstream of all the albums (and dont give me your Morning Veiw rants... its a great album... get over the cliche singles PLZ!) although it still carries the elements of incubus that make the band great. As with any incubus album you can listen to it the whole way through, but you gotta get bored of it cus its very much carries the conventions of modern rock "radio music", even though its still carries the "incubus touch"

i rate it.... about 3.7/5
with Morning Veiw - 4.5/5
SCIENCE - 4.5/5
Fungus - 4.2/5

iloveteddy
11-21-2003, 06:17 PM
This album makes my day no matter what, so it gets a 5/5.

cytoplasmicblob
11-21-2003, 07:23 PM
love the CD, but i think fungus amoungus is BY FAR their best

BlindKoRnKid
11-21-2003, 09:22 PM
to be honest incubus isnt really metal!!! it is more of a mainstream rock type of deal!!

AKid2
11-21-2003, 10:46 PM
Genre...who cares...

Make Yourself is my favorite album of theirs to date. The Warmth is by far my favorite song.

But more importantly...
Who's pumped for the new album?

d0ped0g
11-21-2003, 11:18 PM
i dont really like the album version of warmth
the effects drown out the true emotion of the lyrics
the acoustic version is much more simple, and captures the feeling

the halfrican
11-22-2003, 10:59 PM
once again im tired so im not gonna talk a lot but its an awesome album. i think they have metal elements but theyre not metal and ever much so since morning view. it doesnt matter cause anything they write seems to be sweet and thats that. argue otherwise and ill eat ur ****in face.

The Doinck
11-29-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by AKid2
Make Yourself is my favorite album of theirs to date. The Warmth is by far my favorite song.

But more importantly...
Who's pumped for the new album?

:D Their new album was originally coming out on my half-birthday....but then it got moved forward, which is cool.

I just hope that the rumored 22-minute song with only Mike will make it to the album.

Megalomaniac is being released Dec. 18th! I can't wait!

Pretty good review, The Warmth is the greatest Incubus song ever....you should've pointed that out more.

Kaden
11-29-2003, 03:25 PM
My favorite song on here is "When it Comes"...makes me feel paranoid. 3.5/5

Stan
11-30-2003, 01:33 AM
Incubus is more Hard Rock, but who cares? =)

Make Yourself is my fave album from incubus

Prodigal_Suns_Rock
12-01-2003, 11:26 AM
5/5 for this album!

Frodo
12-01-2003, 01:37 PM
I'd say its something like "modern alternative rock?"
Yeah its a pretty good album, not near my favorite by Incubus though.

The Doinck
12-01-2003, 03:44 PM
The great thing about Incubus is that every CD can be put in a different genre.

Fungus Amongus - Funk-Rock
S.C.I.E.N.C.E. - Metal/Rap-Rock
Make Yourself - Hard Rock
Morning View - Rock

HugheZe
12-03-2003, 03:47 PM
I like this album, probably my fave incubus release.

GraveCross
12-03-2003, 04:47 PM
This is a pretty good album, but was a big letdown for me because I loved the faster paced S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

I would give it a 3/5 or a 3.5/5. And I would give S.C.I.E.N.C.E. something like a 4.5/5 probably.

Songs like Drive and Stellar really bring this album down, I really hate Incubus' more slow melodic stuff, I can't listen to it. Which is really sad considering how much I love the faster harsher rap/rock stuff they do.

axeslinga_32
12-05-2003, 03:51 AM
i class them as alternative, its one of my favourite albums.
i think your reveiw was too bias,

bass is good
12-07-2003, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by The Doinck
:D Their new album was originally coming out on my half-birthday....but then it got moved forward, which is cool.


worst...claim to fame..ever![/comic book guy]

The Doinck
12-09-2003, 07:00 PM
Originally posted by bass is good
worst...claim to fame..ever![/comic book guy]

You're just jealous because your favorite band hasn't released a CD on your half birthday.

emeraldPRS
12-09-2003, 11:30 PM
incubus is awsome.......no matter which way you catagorize them.........boyd has the best singing voice out of everyone nowadays.........hes not whiney or ****ty..........because he, unlike most lead singers out there, has great range and power in his voice. he sings better live than on the CDs......most artist have a studio voice, but are ****ty live........boyd is the opposite........amazing

hybridofsound
12-10-2003, 01:13 AM
^ I agree with you but would you like to use proper grammar next time?

The Doinck
12-10-2003, 04:01 PM
And on top of what you said about Brandon, he's also a genius songwriter and a very smart man.

Offspringer
01-20-2004, 08:35 PM
^ yeah, he is. Although it is not may favorite song by far or even my favorite Incubus song, Warning is my favorite song lyrically. Pure genious. Add that to the video, and wow. Just wow.

fincustank87
01-23-2004, 07:21 AM
incubus's make yourself cd is simply one of my favorite album's of all time. i've had that cd 4 4 years & i still listen 2 it....not to mention the make yourself sheet music book is the best :D . on this cd i would say that pardon me, clean, make yourself, & nowhere fast are my fave's, but if i had 2 pick 1 it would have 2 b clean. clean starts off a little bad i guess but once it gets into it it's awesome. can't wait 4 their next cd "a crow left of the murder". comes out febuary 3rd along with lost prophets cd, 2 cd's i must get.

EonBlueApcolyps
01-25-2004, 04:30 PM
This is definetly Incubus best album. Just one great song after another

Porn*
01-31-2004, 04:55 PM
I love all their cds.

Can't wait for the new one in three days...

5/5 for all!!!

They are very underrated...

Shadowed Reflection
05-08-2004, 01:02 AM
The great thing about Incubus is that every CD can be put in a different genre.

Fungus Amongus - Funk-Rock
S.C.I.E.N.C.E. - Metal/Rap-Rock
Make Yourself - Hard Rock
Morning View - Rock
you're heaps right. I would say ACLOTM is Alternative.
My 1st impression of this album was.... wow, this is a lot harder then i expected, but as the doinck said, all their albums have a different sound. Stereotypically, i think that most overplayed songs on the radio come from a pop like album. And thats what surprised me so much about this album. At this time ive only listened to it twice, but i liked every song except for the warmth and i miss you. Brandon sounds angry, there so much swearing, unlike morning view.
My favourites:
1. Tie between Steller and nowhere fast
2. Privillege
3. When it comes
4. Conescuence
5. Make yourself
i also like pardon me and clean. and as i said before, pretty much every song except the warmth and i miss you. 1 last questain..... whose face is that on the cover of S.C.I.E.N.C.E and on the inside of the cover on make yourself?

br3ad_man
05-08-2004, 01:13 AM
SCIENCE is my favourite and this is my 2nd favourite.

Shadowed Reflection
05-10-2004, 02:43 AM
every1 seems to like S.C.I.E.N.C.E. but i want it to be like Make Yourself.... is it?

hybridofsound
05-10-2004, 02:50 AM
every1 seems to like S.C.I.E.N.C.E. but i want it to be like Make Yourself.... is it?

Hardly at all. S.C.I.E.N.C.E is funk-metal, faster and harder. Make Yourself pushes towards rock more.

Shadowed Reflection
05-11-2004, 04:55 AM
dont think ill like science then.

jversluis88
05-12-2004, 02:43 PM
It's definately a good album. But, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. is still much more highly regarded, in my opinion.

Chanel
05-15-2004, 06:17 PM
Album: Make Yourself
Artist: Incubus
Brandon Boyd - Vocals
Mike Einziger - Guitar
Dirk Lance - Bass
Josť™?asillas - Drums
Chris Kilmore - Turntables
Released: 1999 (Sony)
Favourite Songs:
The Warmth
Stellar
Pardon Me
Out From Under

Incubus originated in Calabasas, California in 1991. They created a hybrid of metal with elements of funk and jazz added to metal. On their first release Fungus Amongus they had a hard metal sound with small elements of funk and jazz. S.C.I.E.N.C.E pushed the elements of funk and jazz and here on Make Yourself the metal edge yet again becomes less as Incubus push in other influences. So let's get to the album.

Privilege - The album kicks off with the high energy song 'Privilege'. It has a harder type verse with a more mellow chorus. It's a good song and has a good message about freedom.

Nowhere Fast - Nowhere Fast slows the pace from Privilege a little but still is a good song. Brandons lyrics throughout the album and on this song are exceptional.

Consequence - Most songs on this album you can relate to and this is just another one. The verses are quite 'funky' and this is a good example of Incubus's style on the album. The chorus's explode and it makes for a good song.

The Warmth - The most emotional song on the album and a pure song of beauty. Seeing them preform this song live almost brings you to tears. This is one of the best songs on the album and is very emotional. Lyrically one of the best Incubus songs ever.

When It Comes - This song flows bloody well. It's a harder edged song but one of the more catchy on the album. As always it's good lyrically and the musicianship on this song is great.

Stellar - Another beautiful Incubus song. Mike pulls off some pure guitar skill on this song and Brandons vocals flow perfectly. It goes mellow in the middle before busting out with emotion at the end. Fantastic song.

Make Yourself - 'But if you really want to live why not try and make yourself' Brandon sings on the 7th song on the album. The message of this song speaks truth to all of us. It's harder edged and has a bit of a sound like Consequence.

Drive - Possibly the most overplayed radio song of 2001. This is a low point in the album for me because i've simply heard this song so many times. However it is a good song, it's catchy and well written.

Clean - One of the more funky songs in the album. The verses are uniquely Incubus. It's a good song Clean but fails to really grab you like alot of the other songs on the album.

Battlestar Scralatchtica - The name should explain most of the song. Kilmore and two other DJs have a jam session and it's a bloody good jam session.

I Miss you - Incubus become mellow and emotional again. It's a good song I miss you and a pretty one but not quite up to the standards of Stellar or The Warmth.

Pardon Me - My favourite on the album. Lyrically well written, emotional and powerful. Everything a good song should be. You will most likely have to stick this song on repeat after listning to it.

Out From Under - This is a political song and one of the hardest on the album. It's got a good message and is worthy of cranking the volume up for. It end's off the album well.

This album catches the perfect balance of metal with funk and jazz. I would say this is the best Incubus album and is a good mix of Morning View and some of the elements of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. It's got beautiful songs on it and hard songs and should keep any nu-metal fan happy. Certanely worth buying if your considering buying an Incubus album.

Rating - 4/5 :thumb:
I thought this was an awesome c.d. It was similar to S.C.I.E.N.C.E. in the funk sorta styles, yet Brandon Boyd's lyrics stretched out more, while he talked about choices, confusion, and basically, the world and how it can treat anyone. (like the warmth). I like all the music and i liked that incubus had catchy riffs, yet challenging rhythyms and syncopation, like nowhere fast and pardon me.
Anyways, great review hybirdofsound. Thats what i thought.

Waitesy
05-16-2004, 05:07 PM
Hey, You guys shouldnt say "oh this song is good, this one bad."
YOu could say, i like this one more, but you cant say any of the songs are bad.
Thats pretty much like "one apple in a bunch makes the whole thing rotten"
i dont know, mabye

Porn*
05-27-2004, 03:24 PM
I LOVE INCUBUS
I LOVE ALL THEIR ALBUMS

going to see them july 6th in Toronto Woohooo....

inkubuz88
05-27-2004, 06:37 PM
Incubus is my fav band ever. every one of their songs is awesome in some way. it seems like they can do ne kind of music. alotta ppl told me the new album wasnt gonna be that good but i think its ****in awesome like the rest. my fav songs would prolly have to be glass, nebula, u will be a hot dancer, idiot box, all of make yourself, all of morning view, and all of aclotm except a couple of em

PunkPopMix6859
07-04-2004, 12:09 AM
I give it a 4.8/5

At-The-Drive-In
07-04-2004, 12:14 AM
Battlestar Scralatchtica is one of my favorite songs, along with Pardon Me so i'm gonna have to give it a good ol' 5\5

seveas
10-08-2004, 11:23 PM
Brandon Boyd is one of my 5 top singers ever along with Layne Staley, Maynard, Mike Patton and Mikael Akerfeldt.

I love all Incubus albums but this is my least favourite...4/5

mike100
10-24-2004, 07:49 AM
The guitar on the intro of Privilege as well as on The Warmth is fantastic.