Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shanies: Biggest Disappointment

I suppose for this award, I should almost be more disappointed in myself than the band. Realistically, this band was done years ago, I just carried their torch for far too long since I was a huge fan of them in the 90s.
Yeah, Incubus... they are still making music. Now, let me set the record straight: I was a HUGE fan of S.C.I.E.N.C.E. and Make Yourself would probably make my top 20 all-time list. Morning View was probably the beginning of the end. It was still a tremendous album, but also an obvious departure from their roots and towards a much more mellowed, pop-driven sound. From there, each album still had some nuggets for me (Crow with Priceless & Zee Deveel, Light Grenades with the title track and Rogues), but it was only a matter of time before the inevitable: If Not Now, When? is a big steaming pile of dog crap.

Maybe it was the hiatus they took, or the studio forcing them to release a greatest hits album (almost a sure-fire way to say a band is done), but this album confirmed what we all knew was coming: Incubus is no more. For me, that's disappointing.

Below is their first (and likely only) single from the new album, followed by the only redeeming song, Defiance: an almost 60's-inspired protest song which is a horrible Incubus song, but a decent song at least.

-Tomorrow you ask? The ever-random award for concert of the year!