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|4.5 superb||mysticrecords | May 30th 11|
This is the only logical place that incubus could have ended up. The guys are in their 30's and have probably long grown out of what they were when they were 20. I LOVE every incubus record and this is no exception. Its great from start to finish. Yes there is a lack of "hard rock", but who cares? It's incubus, and incubus has never been able to be put into a box or a genre, and that's what i love about them. I know a lot of people will be disappointed with this disc, and if you are, go listen to the foo fighters or someone who continually makes the same records over and over. To me this is Incubus at their best.
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|0.0 ||Deviant STAFF | May 30th 11|
"It's incubus, and incubus has never been able to be put into a box or a genre, and that's what i love about them."
Except now we can, and it's known as disappointing
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|4.0 excellent||David James Young | June 3rd 11|
Who'd have thought, out of all the downtuned dreadlocked stoner dudes to kick it in bands
around the mid 90s, it would be Incubus that survived the longest? After perhaps
overshooting the mark somewhat with the dissapointing Light Grenades, the band have
reconvened and put their name to a mature, focused and textured album. Still sonically
interesting without sacrificing the core of what made them interesting to begin with, the
band have reinvented themselves successfully - Boyd, in particular, has rarely sounded this
good from a purely vocal perspective. This will piss off people looking for a new "Certain
Shade of Green," or even a new "Take Me To Your Leader." For those still willing to stick
with the band, however, this is easily their finest album since Morning View. Who the
fuck is someguest?
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|0.0 ||someguest | June 4th 11|
Atavan likes a shitty album. Another truly inspiring and eye opening Sputnikmusic moment.
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|2.5 average||dizzyD123 | May 25th 11|
sounds more like Brandon Boyd's another solo project than an Incubus album
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|2.0 poor||Dabaens | July 13th 11|
I actually think it's awful. Such a fruity album.
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|2.5 average||Jared Floryan | December 3rd 14|
I wasn't really expecting If Not Now, When? to have an overall sound akin to the band's earlier releases, though I never thought Incubus would craft an album filled to the brim with tiresome lethargy. The songs by themselves at least make for some pretty good background noise, though compared to tracks from previous offerings, they lack subtlety and any true sense of emotion. Well, "The Original" and "Switchblade" have *some* replayability.
|2.5 average||kyjelly | September 29th 14|
In Company of Wolves is good, but holy shit is this album underwhelming. Best suited for elevators.
|5.0 classic||oregan22 | August 17th 13|
Jk this is hands down the worst album I have ever listened to. Never again
|2.5 average||SmashingPumpkin | May 5th 13|
This album is unsurprising. It's, for the most part, dull. It's painfully dull. Unfortunately for Incubus, this marks their second straight album (for me, at least) that is virtually un-listenable straight through. This and Light Grenades are tedious. This is not to say the albums are too long, they just seem that way due to an utter lack of those surprising and climactic moments that most of us look forward to. You know, those spine-tingling "omg" moments. Fuck it. Best songs were "The Original" (just because it reminded me of somebody that I know) and "In the Company of Wolves" (just because the song actually did SOMETHING).
|3.5 great||flamescranes5870 | April 6th 13|
Neither as brilliant as people who believe everything Incubus touches is gold will think, nor as appalling as most critics who think of Incubus as a hard rock band will say; not a classic, not poor, but dead in the center.
|0.0 ||goth dad | September 23rd 12|
Incubus needs to start taking large quantities of acid again.
|4.0 excellent||sblevins95 | September 12th 12|
Once you accept Incubus went for a slower, softer sound for this album, you can respect it a lot more.
|2.5 average||otto1595 | April 6th 12|
it's a cool album, but at a point it feels like is too much alternative that it becomes a pop record
|2.0 poor||Aziz STAFF | February 4th 12|
I love Incubus, but this album is just really boring.
|4.0 excellent||gemmyd63 | November 18th 11|
I listened to it again many times and it's chill and I really really like the title track, 'if not not, when?'. It reminds me about the decision I made to marry my wife, which is obviously dear to my heart.
|1.0 awful||lgwarren1984 | July 18th 11|
End of review
Yeah, that's what I think, this album is just boring, I played it and I'm sure my pet rabbit was about to yawn
in any moment. It doesn't sound like an Incubus record it sounds like the typical "Great band vocalist goes
Only one thing could have made it worse, hiring "The wild trapeze" mastering engineer
Without "Adolescents" I would have given a 0.0
|2.5 average||MetalCharles | July 16th 11|
Well. It happend. All us Incubus fans greatest fears have been realised. Incubus have gotten even softer with their latest release "If Not Now, When?". Most of the songs sound very similar, are very boring and are just painful to listen to while imagining what the band used to be. I should point out it's not all bad, you to hear some of the band members increased musicianship, Einziger's guitar playing has improved, as has kenney's Bass playing and Boyd is singing as good as he has in previous albums, on the other hand Chris kilmore is mostly used as a piano player on this album with very little turntables being used, and Jose's drumming is painfully simple especially when you look at his amazing performances in some of Incubus' earlier records. to put it bluntly, this record is average, forgettable and annoyingly soft, the Lyrics arn't as good as earlier records either (i cringed when i heard Boyd sing the horribly cliche'd line "I once was lost, but now i'm found"). I liked the songs "Defiance", "Adolescents" and "Surface to Air" (only avalible in certain editions of the records) for what they were, but the rest of the record is Average, Forgettable and at times, annoying.
i'de say skip this record and hope the band gets the message and gets back to a bit of Funk Metal. I mean, i'm all for musical evolution and i believe that you need to grow as a musician, but this is just way too far.
|4.5 superb||Paul Robinson | July 12th 11|
I've got to say... Each incubus album I have absolutely adored and this album is no exception. I think although different from their last albums, this album is so clever, artistic and mature. Which I think compliments each band member so well. Mike didn't go away to learn more about the structure of music to go back to the studio and kick off with a song like off science, if he did that he could of saved himself the tuition fees. I, like anyone else likes the taste of the hard hitting incubus but this album is just magic. Like on interviews I've watched it's true that you don't always need random fillers with the guitar and every gap in the song filled. Sometimes less is more, in this case that really is the idea and I think it works amazing. Can see Incubus getting some shiny awards for this album.
|2.0 poor||Cactupuss | June 7th 11|
I know every album of theirs has been different, and I liked them almost all, but this is more like pop, bye Incubus I loved
|2.0 poor||Mike Allen | June 3rd 11|
I listened to an album called If Not Now, When? one time. I didn't know until halfway in...Incubus never came! Incubus never came!
|2.0 poor||brandaao | June 2nd 11|
Going all "mellow arena rock" on us is never a good option. Take Kings of Leon for example. They made a lot of money, but their music turned to shit.rSorry Incubus....this is a miss
|2.0 poor||ktstein | June 2nd 11|
Saw a stream of this. F'ing terrible. This band went downhill the moment Dirk Lance left the building. F U Ben Kenney.
To answer the question that Incubus poses, never again.
|2.0 poor||animvl90 | May 30th 11|
Incubus have completely removed themselves from the aggressive early days and their musically interesting middle years and landed themselves in middle aged drivel. There is not one song I would choose to listen to on this album. Still, I'll probably put the album on very occasionally just in case my first impression is wrong.
|3.5 great||Thomas Michael Morris | May 27th 11|
Very risky move by the band releasing what basically amounts to an acoustic pop album. That said, Boyd rgives it his all despite some very hit-or-miss lyrics. The rest of the band sounds bored but there are some rpleasant nuances found buried behind Boyd's romanticized vocal performances. A few of the songs are far rtoo saccharine for my tastes (Promises, Friends and Lovers) and some are just plain bad (Switchblade) but rultimately, If Not Now, When? is a well-constructed pop album. If you can get past the fact that this is an rIncubus album it's sure to be an enjoyable summer listen at the very least. Highlights: If Not Now When?, rIsadore, In the Company of Wolves, Adolescents.
|3.0 good||jesustheboy | May 26th 11|
Looks like Incubus have got a bit lost....however still a good album.
|2.5 average||pmellis | September 20th 15|
|2.5 average||Ashen | August 12th 15|
|1.5 very poor||WillieD | August 9th 15|
|3.0 good||manu8a | August 3rd 15|
|2.5 average||Pels0 | May 25th 15|
|3.0 good||Roo17 | May 12th 15|
|2.5 average||Jaqz | March 26th 15|
|3.5 great||Luxx | March 23rd 15|
|3.0 good||JayPea | March 20th 15|
|3.0 good||Lochte | February 14th 15|
|3.0 good||TWF | February 2nd 15|
|2.5 average||r1xTer | January 19th 15|
|3.5 great||Nikolai | December 31st 14|
|3.0 good||Krimea | December 23rd 14|
|3.5 great||Antony | December 19th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Lynol | December 3rd 14|
|4.0 excellent||Biggie | November 26th 14|
|3.5 great||Corinth | November 25th 14|
|2.0 poor||Juke | October 3rd 14|
|4.0 excellent||JP | September 30th 14|
|2.0 poor||Rob | September 21st 14|
|2.5 average||Xaeln | July 5th 14|
|2.5 average||MWN89 | May 21st 14|
|1.5 very poor||fordsoad | December 29th 13|
|2.0 poor||ak8ask | December 6th 13|
|2.5 average||eazye | November 7th 13|
|3.0 good||btj88 | November 6th 13|
|2.0 poor||Kiyo | October 21st 13|
|3.0 good||Dirk32 | October 6th 13|
|1.5 very poor||Gnome7 | August 22nd 13|
|3.0 good||valek | July 12th 13|
|2.0 poor||Aaron | July 12th 13|
|2.5 average||DrSexy | June 9th 13|
|2.5 average||dgrona | May 16th 13|
|2.0 poor||Tobi | February 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Srglvrz | January 16th 13|
|4.0 excellent||sjp55555 | December 30th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Pndi | December 21st 12|
|2.0 poor||Minus. | December 18th 12|
|2.0 poor||Xavi | December 9th 12|
|3.0 good||Zack | November 28th 12|
|4.5 superb||teahead | November 14th 12|
|2.0 poor||Blump | October 17th 12|
|2.0 poor||Worth | September 24th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Costigan | September 4th 12|
|1.5 very poor||AlexSCS | July 22nd 12|
|3.0 good||cb123 | July 10th 12|
|2.5 average||Tiwo | June 5th 12|
|3.0 good||Styten | April 27th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Gavwah | April 7th 12|
|2.0 poor||Lalka | April 5th 12|
|2.5 average||Secks | April 3rd 12|
|3.0 good||Brink | April 2nd 12|
|2.0 poor||pf | March 19th 12|
|2.0 poor||Apollo | February 14th 12|
|2.0 poor||Spacey | February 10th 12|
|2.0 poor||gonzab | February 6th 12|
|2.5 average||Troggy | February 1st 12|
|2.0 poor||tysly | January 27th 12|
|3.0 good||BreaC | January 17th 12|
|1.5 very poor||Vyndax | January 14th 12|
|4.0 excellent||pusm | January 9th 12|
|2.0 poor||pens | December 31st 11|
|2.0 poor||DuMont | December 8th 11|
|1.0 awful||rica | November 22nd 11|
|2.5 average||Dday | November 13th 11|
|3.5 great||pippo22 | November 12th 11|
|2.5 average||tcat84 | October 25th 11|
|2.5 average||bnard | October 23rd 11|
|3.0 good||jg777 | October 22nd 11|
|3.0 good||Matty | October 21st 11|
|2.0 poor||wonky | October 13th 11|
|2.0 poor||xxxzzz | October 7th 11|
|3.0 good||bc013 | October 2nd 11|
|2.0 poor||fund it | September 12th 11|
|3.0 good||FFL | September 11th 11|
|3.0 good||Javier | September 7th 11|
|3.5 great||Shaneo | September 6th 11|
|1.5 very poor||tribszn | September 5th 11|
|3.5 great||jrm96 | August 26th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Spewkz | August 16th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Etrius | August 14th 11|
|2.5 average||Fallout | August 10th 11|
|2.0 poor||ryan10 | August 3rd 11|
|3.0 good||mppwns | August 1st 11|
|1.5 very poor||BigHans | July 21st 11|
|3.0 good||daenu | July 18th 11|
|1.5 very poor||NoemieY | July 16th 11|
|2.5 average||FlameZ | July 15th 11|
|1.0 awful||Breeg | July 14th 11|
|3.5 great||idk | July 12th 11|
|3.0 good||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | July 11th 11|
|3.0 good||Nomis | July 11th 11|
|2.5 average||BSX | July 10th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Phaze | July 10th 11|
|2.0 poor||Dan | July 10th 11|
|1.5 very poor||xapz | July 9th 11|
|2.5 average||kojpl | June 28th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Jumaos | June 27th 11|
|3.0 good||Adeem | June 26th 11|
|2.5 average||lucho | June 18th 11|
|2.5 average||TBliss | June 17th 11|
|1.5 very poor||kroglor | June 16th 11|
|2.5 average||MO | June 15th 11|
|4.0 excellent||CutMan | June 13th 11|
|2.5 average||fabzn | June 12th 11|
|1.5 very poor||Kosko | June 12th 11|
|2.0 poor||tomr4 | June 12th 11|
|4.0 excellent||SHTIRAK | June 10th 11|
|3.0 good||Ire | June 4th 11|
|3.0 good||alsid | June 3rd 11|
|3.0 good||Rowdy | May 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||Sadie0 | May 22nd 11|
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