"Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles — it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. 'Drive' is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make 'Battlestar Scralatchtica' aptly titled. 'Nowhere Fast' is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of 'Out from Under,' which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself."
Make Yourself includes "Drive," "Pardon Me" and "Stellar," and is pressed on 2xLP 180g black vinyl, housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket. This is a Music on Vinyl (MOV) Pressing, so this is housed in a resealable bag, not shrink wrap.
When It Comes
I Miss You
Out from Under
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