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Album Review

On their fourth album, A Crow Left of the Murder, Incubus got heavier, both musically and lyrically, which might have developed their music but it shrank their audience. It's hard not to see their 2006 follow-up, Light Grenades, as a reaction to this situation — not that they shrink away from the progression of Crow, but they polish and streamline their innovations from that album, resulting in a record that's sharper, cleaner, and more immediate in every respect. This naturally means that Incubus doesn't sound as heavy as they did earlier in their career, but they're still pretty somber here; even when the rhythms crash and the guitars wail, this is serious music, but they have a lighter touch here than they did on Crow. They also have a greater mastery of mood, as well as a greater musical variety than they displayed on the outset of their career. Often, they use trippy, vaguely psychedelic soundscapes to set a tone that they later blast apart with tightly focused blasts of fury, such as the skittering "Anna Molly" or the intense two-minute ballast of the title track — or even how the acoustic introspection of "Earth to Bella" is ripped apart by shards of noise, not unlike Radiohead's "Creep." Radiohead comes to mind a few times on Light Grenades, largely in how Incubus uses echoed guitars on their expansive mood pieces, but more often they sound like a leaner, hungrier latter-day Pearl Jam in their sense of purpose and dedication to serious rock. Perhaps that's why "Diamonds and Coal" stands out so strongly in the latter half of the record: it's a tightly constructed pop song, their catchiest ever, that's unlike anything else on the record in its hookiness, which makes it all the more impressive. And instead of suggesting that the rest of the record is lacking in hooks, it actually points out how Incubus has grown: that they not only feel comfortable releasing a piece of alt-pop as catchy as this, but they don't emphasize it, they merely present it as another dimension to their sound, just like how the delicate acoustic-driven "Paper Shoes" also sounds unlike the rest of the album yet still fits comfortably into the record's tapestry. These moments of lightness illustrate the confidence Incubus now has and their increasing musical dexterity too. On Light Grenades, they are a tightly focused, purposeful band, shifting moods and textures at the drop of a dime, proving that they have become a rare thing: a modern heavy rock band that actually grows and improves with each album.

Customer Reviews

Incubus has somewhat redeemed themselves...

I've been a fan of Incubus since "Fungus Amungus" through to "Morning View". After the flop of The Crow Left of the Murder, I had hope Incubus may bounce back. I bit the bullet and purchased Light Grenades on iTunes and I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised. I actually wrote a not-so-favourable review here just moments ago simply after listening to the clips below. Luckily, I seem to have caught it before it was published. You know what they say, don't judge a book by it's cover - well, that applies here. It's actually quite good. The clips don't do Light Grenades justice. Keep in mind this is from a fan of S.C.I.E.N.C.E, Make Yourself and Fungus Amungus days. It is a tad like TCLOTM at times; but there's a lot more of Make Yourself/Morning View moments and I'm cool with that. They're certainly one band that seem successful at mixing it up playing both hard and soft and at times together. Likable songs: A Kiss to Send Us Off, Dig, Light Grenades, Anna Molly, Love Hurts, Oil & Water, Rogues & Pendulous Threads.

Incubus has come back strong!

ive known of incubus for 5 years now, ever since morning view came out and i heard drive from the album before that.. i never purchased morning view until recently on itunes and i liked it however i bought a crow left of the murder in stores after that came out and was greatly dissappointed. The only good song was really megalomaniac. This cd is definitely an improvement on that (i hate to say it) crap cd. Keep up the good work incubus!

Yay Incubus is back!

This is a solid album! Personally this is my favorite Incubus album yet. Love Hurt's, Anna Molly and Dig are awsome tracks. Lot's of really interesting imagry and sounds, you have to check this one out! Incubus is back, woot!

Biography

Formed: 1991 in Calabasas, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Incubus became one of the most popular alt-metal bands of the new millennium, setting themselves apart from a crowded field with a tireless touring ethic and a broad musical palette. Formed in 1991 in the San Fernando Valley suburb of Calabasas, California, the band's early lineup was comprised of tenth-grade classmates Brandon Boyd (vocals, percussion), Mike Einziger (guitar), Alex Katunich (aka Dirk Lance; bass), and José Pasillas (drums). Their early funk-metal sound was heavily influenced by...
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