At first I wasn't too crazy about this album, but that's how all Incubus's music is. My first listen of the entire album, I was completely underwhelmed. I'm sad to say that this album felt like an encore to what seemed to be an ending in If Not Now, When? And I mean very slowly. The release of 8 in 2017 saw the longest time between full-length albums for Incubus. The sound seems accommodating to dare I say millennials, collaborating with other artists on Lonely takes away from their roots. If you're a big Incubus fan, you will appreciate this album as a good effort by a great band who has put out many fantastic tunes over a long period of time. Every one if their albums is different, but somehow related.
Each of their albums are different, perhaps reflecting their maturation as musicians and people. The music on this album overall is pretty mellow, but lyrically there is a lot here. I sadly put it away, only to bring it out again a month later to try again. Apple Music and Spotify users can stream it in its entirety down below. . I don't know which one it will be. Their music has spanned a good number of genres over the last 22+ years, and 8 is melodic and mostly upbeat with a hint of their earlier punk rock-influenced commercial alternative semi-hard rock or whatever you want to call it.
A week later, I tried yet again, and liked it even more. Looking forward to the next one, hopefully!!! I think that we have multiple versions of ourselves that live in this one body, and it depends on where we are and so many factors that can lead to a mood. I've never been a fan of Incubus. I support the evolution of this group's music, starting with A Crow Left of a Murder, through Sounds of the Sea and Brandon Boyd venturing out on his own, but the finality was apparent in this album. I'm a huge Incubus fan and have been since the late 90s. The thing is, the growing never stopped, and I eventually came to absolutely love the song.
If you like music that washes over you like a wave of pleasure, I recommend it. This time, I actually quite liked it. I thought it was a good song, but not great, which was the same reaction I'd had to everything else I'd heard before from them on the radio. Make No Sound in the Digital Forest 11. I've thoroughly enjoyed the evolution of their sounds and their lyrics always seem to hit me! Everyone has multiple moods; nobody is static, and so the band is really an example of that. Since then, I've heard the album a dozen times all the way through, and the thing keeps growing on me. Love in a Time of Surveillance 10.
There is an overall theme of individuality, growth, and overall transcendence to this album! It's Incubus-what can I say?! However, the more I heard it, and began to pick up on the subtleties in the music and lyrics, it very gradually grew on me. Recording took place throughout 2016 and 2017, with production and remixing occurring throughout the cycle, including a few weeks before the final release. I've never had an album grow on me so slowly and so completely before in my life. The album was previously produced by , and later re-produced and mixed by , a close friend of the band. All that said, I will continue to love Incubus until the day they move on, small or large albums alike. And I'm glad I bought it blind, because if I'd sampled any of the other songs first, I wouldn't have given it a chance.
State of the Art 04. It was released on April 21, 2017, through. I cannot think of another way to describe it. This was due to 's late involvement with the project. Back to this album: It's an album that I don't think a person can appreciate in the slightest by listening to a few samples. When I Became a Man 08. I'm at the point now where it's one of my favorite albums by anyone.
It was teased with early offerings and , as well as , which came accompanied by starring killer French bulldogs. I'll be wearing this one out for a while and will probably come to like it more and more. In the second week, the album dropped at No. I'm super excited to see them perform these songs live! Only true fans have the patience to get into all of their music, but if you do go down that road, there's no turning back. I have loved Incubus for 20 years.
They are very true to their art, and very serious about their work, but definitely do not take themselves too seriously-- my kinda guys!! So much so that I actually purchased the entire album without even checking out any other songs from it. I've heard plenty of their singles on the radio, but none of them appealed to me enough to purchase an album. The only thing I know is that I will once again be buying it without hearing anything from it first, because I have a feeling that no matter which album I get, the result will be another slow evolution into love. Every album they've put out since S. . .