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Incubus - Morning View MAG

By Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
Bapalapa2 ELITE, Brooklyn, New York
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     California-based Incubus' fifth album, "Morning View," is one of the best, most refreshing displays of musical and lyrical ability. Radio gems such as "Wish You Were Here" and "Nice To Know You" lead the album, and the songs, mostly unreleased, only get better as you go down the playlist. Each has a different sound, so it would not do them justice to label them as simply an "alternative rock" band. Moreover, this album ranges from hard, drum-pounding, voice-blaring "rock," to sentimental, guitar-centered ballads. Brandon Boyd, the front man, has a soothing, melodic voice that fits perfectly. In a word, he is captivating.

My favorite track is definitely "Are You In?" Its feel-happy lyrics are like nothing on the music scene. Other favorites include "Echo," a modern-day love song, and the cleverly written "Just a Phase" complete with a striking intro. Honestly, this is the first CD where I've enjoyed every song. Incubus proved themselves true pioneers in the music world with this release.

Yes, this review comes a long time after the album's original release in 2001. But I've enjoyed it so much that I feel if I say nothing, I would be depriving possible audiences of great pleasure.

Incubus has, thus far, been overlooked as the groundbreaking lyricists, musicians and performers they are. They are not a new trend either; they have been around for more than 12 years.

So, if you are an aficionado of innovative or just good music, I highly recommend "Morning View." With a song for everyone, it's a real crowd-pleaser. It is soulful, it is loud, it is depressing, it is happy, and it is excellent. With all this said, my one question would have to be "Are you in?"

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on Mar. 4 2018 at 5:43 pm
amarawiley GOLD, Auburn, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

This album is fantastic, nice review :)

i love this so much!

Yld777 SILVER said...
on Feb. 23 2017 at 6:42 am
Yld777 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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great review

on Aug. 9 2011 at 2:45 pm
callie15 BRONZE, North Plains, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
-Chuang Tzu

"No man with a good car needs to be justified!"
-Wise Blood

Great review! I'll have to give them a listen :)

on May. 13 2011 at 12:36 pm
kirashanel SILVER, Pocatello, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
if ur not punk ur nothin at all.

Incubus is one of my favorite bands.