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Incubus- If Not Now, When? (Album Review)

August 11, 2011

Micro Album Review


Out of all of the alternative rock bands to emerge from the late ‘90s, Incubus is perhaps one of the most talented. They started out loud and rambunctious, and grew to mature into inquisitive bohemians. The band is as mellow as it is rebellious, but unfortunately on its seventh studio album the mellow translates to boring. The opening track is serene and pretty, but the stale soft-rock tone drags on for almost the entire album. For most of the album the songwriting is very safe, Incubus at their most simple and basic state. It doesn’t truly get interesting until it reaches the end, in which the members dabble into psychedelia and the song structures become more complex. “In The Company of Wolves” is perhaps one of the best songs the band has ever recorded. If the entire album sounded more like its last four songs, it would have been a much better effort.

Key tracks: “In The Company Of Wolves” ~ “Adolescents” ~ “Tomorrow’s Food”

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