It's not my favorite album; I, too, prefer early to mid stuff, but I like it. Incubus also manages to make their songs upbeat and danceable as well as tunes to headbang to. It was released on April 21, 2017, through. Incubus has never disappointed and I don't see that happening anytime soon. Thank you, for another classic album, incubus. This is one of my album favorite incubus albums, behind Make Yourself.
How many times have you listened to an older Incubus song and realized some nuance of the music or lyrics? Their first full-length major label effort S. Who wants guys in their This is a good album. Who wants guys in their 40's singing about teenage and 20's issues? The album was previously produced by , and later re-produced and mixed by , a close friend of the band. I have grown to adore this album. It has been mentioned by various band members that the acronym S. It is my most played album of 2017.
Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in its entirety down below. Recording took place throughout 2016 and 2017, with production and remixing occurring throughout the cycle, including a few weeks before the final release. A collection of songs that stay true to the incubus sound but don't really expand into new musical territory. This is the first and only studio album to feature. I agree with Damien, with each successive album, the band digs deeper lyrically. I would rank incubus albums in this order: 1.
Beyond that is a mix that might be sleek, but drained of any life away from the isolated, meatier guitar tones, not helped whatsoever by the blasé nature of the band themselves. It's about our relationships with others and our capacity to feel utterly alone in a world full of people. I think critics want Incubus to remain the same and not and evolve personally or musically. That dubious honour instead goes to Skrillex, drafted in to produce at the very last minute and who completely steamrolls over this album in terms of any richness or texture. If they were singing the same old, the critics would be complaining that they had not evolved.
To me this album is a solid effort, but doesn't really measure up to their earlier releases. It's an album about aging. This was due to 's late involvement with the project. Love in a Time of Surveillance 10. It is my most played album of 2017. The album has been certified Gold by the.
Select Gold in the Certification field. I think critics want Incubus to remain the same and not and evolve personally or musically. Also, can they be louder at concerts?? This album is sort of I have been a hardcore incubus fan for 17 years. It is as good as Morning View in my opinion, my interest in Incubus had waned since that album, but this is full of bangers. Very different experience, but very important on this band's existence. In the second week, the album dropped at No.
They started with nu-metal and funk-metal on their 1997 breakthrough S. In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds. Still, chances are that no one will remember this album. The release of 8 in 2017 saw the longest time between full-length albums for Incubus. It was teased with early offerings and , as well as , which came accompanied by starring killer French bulldogs.
It's about reaching a point in your life when you start to wonder if you are even relevant to the world anymore. When I Became a Man 08. An admirable feat in a genre that tends to reward decibel levels instead of quality. . And with such a fluctuation in sound inevitably comes a similar response in terms of fans, particularly with that last album that just felt like it alienated everyone. It is a relevant message that reflects upon our ever-increasing digital world and the implications that come with it.
State of the Art 04. According to writer Rob Kemp, S. This album is sort of a concept album, in the sense that there is a common message undercutting every song in the album. There are some great moments in songs like throw out the map, love in a time of surveillance and familiar faces. I think that we have multiple versions of ourselves that live in this one body, and it depends on where we are and so many factors that can lead to a mood. Everyone has multiple moods; nobody is static, and so the band is really an example of that.
It is as good as Morning View in my opinion, my interest in Incubus had This album is awesome go buy it. This is one of my album favorite incubus albums, behind Make Yourself. Archived from on February 5, 2003. Once you really give it a thorough listen, you will have difficulty keeping it off repeat and singing along I have grown to adore this album. Once you really give it a thorough listen, you will have difficulty keeping it off repeat and singing along as I have. The area that suffers the most comes in the drums, which are frequently crushed into clunky, hollow thuds Nimble Bastard sounds like José Pasillas is playing on a Tupperware box rather than a kit , or in the case of Loneliest, thrown out entirely for a weedy beat.