Thursday, June 11, 2009

Enjoy Incubus


THERE'S no doubt that Incubus are a brilliant band.
However after nearly 15 years knocking out slick alternative metal, only the biggest of fans or canniest of shoplifters will own the group's entire back catalogue - S.C.I.E.N.C.E. and Make Yourself were staples of my listening habits back in the day, but I have to admit that the more recent stuff has passed me by.
But fear not, as the group's greatest hits package, Monuments And Melodies, is here to fill in those gaps.
And as all good retrospectives do, it only goes to show just how great Incubus were in their prime - plus it's bookended by two new tracks and with a second CD of rarities to boot.
My only grumble is despite the inclusion of a version of A Certain Shade Of Green, the earliest incarnation of Incubus is missing - would it have hurt to shove in New Skin or Azwethinkweiz?
Despite this there's almost too much to like here - and with work on a seventh studio album in the pipeline, perhaps they can rectify that on their next greatest hits release...


  1. I haven't heard of Incubus in a long time, I thought they were over, thanks for the review, by the way you are a multimedia journalist? how can you live from that, is it possible? I envy you then (haha)

  2. I scrape by... I'm only in it for the promo CDs really.


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