New Incubus Album being streamed!

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  1. sethypoo macrumors 68000

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    For all my fellow Incu-heads out there (are there any here on Mac Rumors?), the new Incubus album "A Crow Left of the Murder" is being streamed from MTV.com. Here's the link!

    http://www.mtv.com/music/the_leak/incubus/a_crow_left_of_the_murder/index.jhtml

    I am restraining myself from listening to the entire album until I own it on CD (it comes out February 3rd, 2004). So far, I've heard the tracks "Megalomaniac" and "Pistola", both are great, great songs. I encourage all to check it out! And, if you're so inclined, post comments here.

    Are there any Incubus fans here? Can I get an Amen?!?
     
  2. iJon macrumors 604

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    i dont like the album. it got leaked on irc about 2 weeks ago. megalomaniac is pretty good as well as a crow left for murder, but that was about it. i like the older albums better. a friend told me one of the main members left, which may have a affect on why i didn't like it as much.

    iJon
     
  3. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    as far as i know only one of the guitarists left but i have not heard the new album yet... but incubus does rock so i'm hoping it's mighty good.
     
  4. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    Ive been an incubus fan before they were popular... when the science album came out i jumped on it. Ive enjoyed their music since. I now get the incubus sound if one can get it at all. Its about constantly changing. Its about not rehashing the same old sh*t but keeping the ambience. If you notice every new album has a different sound compared to the one before. "Science" sounds totally different then "Enjoy Incubus" or "Fungus Amongus", "Make Yourself" sounds completely different then "Science", "Morning View" likewise sounds completely different then "Make Yourself" and now "A Crow Left of the Murder" sounds different then "Morning View". This is Incubus get used to it. I heard of a petition going around that is asking for Incubus to go back to their "Science" sound... which i thought was interesting and hilarious. In my opinion "Science" is their best album but one of the things I respect Incubus for is their constant progression in sound. I pre ordered the new album... having only heard "Megalomaniac" when it first aired publicly on Krock... and now have seen the video for it which is awsome. Im sure I will find something very uniquely pleasing in their new album as I did with the rest of their albums and conversely I am sure I will find some personal negatives. Im sure one personal negative will be the fact that dj kilmore isnt being utilized as much on the new album as he used to be and of course the bass player aspect. Their old bass player (dirk) added so much progressiveness to their sound being trained in jazz. Now Im afraid they settled with a run of the mill bass player which is Ben Kenney from the Roots ( ive never heard the guy go off just basically keep the deep end)... but I cant be sure unless I hear the guy go off if you know what I mean and it doesn't seem like he does that on the new album. Whatever the case... im glad Incubus is still rockin it and I hope they continue it for years to come. They are one of the most important and compelling contemporary rock bands today.

    staying around till 2012 AD.
     
  5. alset macrumors 65816

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    I'm all for a new sound with each release, but this album is boring. I actually missed it as it played, because it made perfect background music (ie, it never caught my attention). The mix is uninventive and unimaginative, as well as the songs in general. Even when I decided Morning View was a sellout album I could still get into how unique their sound was. With this disc they sound like everything else. First time Incubus has made an album that left me so under-wowed.

    Dan

    edit: S.C.I.E.N.C.E. really showed a creative peak... their work hasn't been nearly as exploratory since. this is going to sound a little messed up, but I think they need to take more drugs (kidding - but not kidding). seriously, though... anyone else notice how sterile musicians become when they stop doing drugs? scott weilend (sp?), for example, just wasn't much fun to listen to when he wasn't hooked on heroin. i'm not saying drugs make them good musicians, just that if they were on drugs when i was attracted to their style you can bet i probably won't be very impressed with where they go when they sober up. sigh
     
  6. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Geez, did you have earplugs on?!?:( :confused: :rolleyes: ;)

    Try going to a site like www.incubusonline.com and going into their lyrics page. Just look at how poetic that band has gotten over the past few albums..... they're getting more interesting to listen to as time passes.

    I know that everything I say here is subjective, and is up to the listener's personal opinion, but to say Incubus is 'background music' and that they are 'uninventive' is completely ludicrous (sp?)!!!!!
     
  7. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    wow, how was Morning View a sellout album? i hate when people say that about bands. you can say that about Sugar Ray because they've kept their "soft" sound BECAUSE it sells... that's a sellout band (i love their first two albums though). Morning View was a natural progression from Make Yourself but constantly changing is what the band is all about. how is that being a sellout?
     
  8. virividox macrumors 601

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    i got the album of irc as well, i dont like it as much as their first or morning view, it just doesnt excite me as their previous ones did. there are one or two tracks that are pretty okay, but the rest are in my opinion filler. i mean they arent bad, they just arent wow.
     
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    after listening to it i would agree that it's not my favorite incubus album but i do think that it's still a good album. i'm glad i paid my $9.99 for it. it still has plenty of time to grow on me though, i've only listened to it 1 1/2 times. i can't wait till the tour, i'd love to see them live again!
     
  10. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I bought the "limited edition" album on February 3rd (it comes with a fancy case and DVD).

    I think their new album is great. Not 'awesome' like Morning View, but very, very, very good. The song "A Crow Left of the Murder" is one of Incubus's best (along with Wish You Were Here, Drive, Just A Phase, and Redefine).

    The album is lacking this little tiny something, I can't really put my finger on it, but I think it is because 1) their old bassist Dirk Lance aka Alex Katunich is no longer with the band and 2) they made the album in 4 weeks. Morning View took something like 3 months.

    I would reccommend to any Incubus fan or wanna-be fan to buy the album. It's not quite a Morning View, but it's better than all the rest in my opinion.

    I say let Incubus get used to having a new bassist and band member (Ben Kenney). Their next album should be heads and tails better than A Crow Left of the Murder. They'll be used to the new dynamic of a new person in the band.

    I give this album (ACLOTM) 9 out of 10 stars.
     
  11. virividox macrumors 601

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    make yourself
    morning view
    science
    a crow left...

    in that order are how i rate incubus albums hehehe
    glad that you like though
     
  12. neut macrumors 68000

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    cheesy (aka ripping off old poetry and clichéd lyrics/statements) lyrics. bad sound (lo-fi britich invasion and punk???). this album sucks. bad.

    morning view was a girly album (chicks dig brenden).

    every other album kicks major ass. too bad their "in" with the record companies now.

    why does every album with lyrics after 9/11 have to jump on the "america" bandwagon??? **** that ****.

    incubus is now officially lame. im glad i saw them tour before they we're mega-stars. are they still hanging out at the Playboy mansion with freddy durst? what a bunch of dorks.


    peace.
     
  13. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, thank God you're a minority :rolleyes:
     
  14. iJon macrumors 604

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    new sugarcult cd that comes out in april got leaked too, and it rocks.

    iJon
     
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    The only 3 Incubus CDs I own are

    S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
    Make Yourself
    Morning View

    I have to say that for some reason S.C.I.E.N.C.E. is my favorite, mostly because it's a bit harder than the others, but they're all great.
     
  16. neut macrumors 68000

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    ???

    was that a comment on my skin color? ;)

    **** incubus. they let me down. guess i shouldn't have had expectations for them.


    peace.
     
  17. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    i've been going back and listening to all the Incubus albums i own (S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Make Yourself, Morning View, and A Crow Left Of The Murder) and they are all so different that i can't believe people are judging a band that has a different sound on every album! if you don't like their latest then wait for the next cause you know it's going to be different than everything they've done so far!
     
  18. neut macrumors 68000

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    people tend to get very defensive when they fear the truth.

    Incubus's logical progression is nu-rock/pop. trust me, i won't buy another Incubus album.


    peace.
     
  19. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a

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    ok, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was definately nu-rock. Make Yourself was a lighter on the nu-rock and more rock. Morning View was more rock but had a little pop in there on some tracks. but with A Crow Left of the Murder they went back towards the direction of rock/? something else, but not pop. the new album has a little more raw sound to it. they've always had the rock and mixed it with other things. if you've listened to the new album how can you say that it's pop? i think the problem is that people who liked S.C.I.E.N.C.E. don't get their newer stuff cause truth be told it's not as "hard" sounding, but that doesn't mean that it's all light and fluffy either. there's little light and fluffyness on the new album which was glad to see cause it proved that they're not going to try to rehash Morning View just because it sold well. they made Morning View because that's how they felt at the time. Now they feel this way, and that fine by me. the fact that they sound different on every album proves that they're in this buisiness because they love it. have they alienated listeners with each new album? neut, you're proof. but listening to the new album i can not understand how they have "gone soft" or "sold out" as people have labeled them now. </rant>

    sorry, i guess i just don't see your point of view.

    P.S. also sorry about going off.

    <another rant>
    take KoRn albums for example:

    1st album - hard core nu-metal
    2nd album - nu-metal, just a little softer than the 1st
    3rd album - nu-metal/pop hybrid
    4th album - nu-metal - kind of got rid of most of the pop
    5th album - nu-metal - harder than 4th
    6th album - hard core nu-metal again

    ok, not sure what i was trying to prove with that... just that if bands sound the same all the time then they become really boring. </another rant>

    sorry, it's been a long week.
     
  20. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was refering to your statement "**** Incubus". I wasn't referring to your skin color, just the fact that a "minor amount" of people this Incubus is ****.

    Not too many people share your belief, thankfully.:rolleyes:
     
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    ... because you can't truly like a band unless the majority is into them too.

    nu-rock is pop. incubus can do what they want. i would have left the band too.

    i need to finish my album.


    peace.
     
  22. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ?????
    Dude, everything could be considered "pop" as long as more than one person listens to it.

    Sure maybe Incubus is pop, maybe they aren't, but sure as heck don't suck.

    Do you have a clue?
     
  23. neut macrumors 68000

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    incubus doesn't suck; their new album does though (granted i'd rather hear their new single than the other crap on the radio).

    i don't think you realize where i am coming from. i listen a lot of music (IDM to tribal <actual primitive music – not the techno genre> and everything else in between). personally i think incubus's latest effort didn't require much effort at all. an easy album to fulfill a contract (but not their soul, nor mine). their early stuff gave me the spine shivers; the latest stuff makes me feel like a consumer.

    i didn't stick my hand up your ass so don't take out your insecurities on me.


    peace.
     
  24. sethypoo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, you said, and I quote "incubus is now officially lame". Sounds like "sucks" to me.

    I'm not insecure about anything, neut. I just stand up for my favorite band.

    I'm happy to see you at least appreciate their older stuff. I really like Fungus Amoungus and Make Yourself, and I did like a few songs from S.C.I.E.N.C.E., even though that album (Science) is very simple. Loud, yes, but don't mistake "loud and fast" for "deep and meaningful".:rolleyes:
     

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