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  • Summary: The alt-metal band's first album since their 2001 hit 'Morning View' features a slightly different lineup, with Ben Kenney replacing bassist Dirk Lance. Brendan O'Brien produced.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Far more interesting than any of their other records, or their peers'.
  2. "Crow" is a striking redefinition, an album that roars and twitches with the raw, aggressive, fury of urgent rock activism.
  3. An ambitious and surprisingly accomplished album. [May 2004, p.104]
  4. 60
    His bandmates... elevate Boyd's self-indulgent nonsense with rich noodling and searing flashes of metal. [Mar 2004, p.120]
  5. 60
    Explores Incubus' inner jam band. [Feb 2004, p.94]
  6. 58
    Suddenly, these longtime collaborators seem like a mismatch worthy of Blind Date. [Mar 2004, p.95]
  7. 40
    There’s little in the way of straightforward rock here[;] instead they have opted to renege on their commitment to flat-four crunch and embrace melodicism...and experimentalism.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 65
  2. Negative: 7 out of 65
  1. Oct 12, 2010
    I really liked this album, very unique and colorful subjects. I wish all alternative music could be more like this! I can't believe that people are hating on this album! Expand
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    The most mature song writing out of any of their albums. Catchy and listenable while still completely new and interesting. Guitarist Mike Eizeninger's best playing is featured on this record as well as a great introduction to their new bassist. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    While not career defining or genre defining, this album easily represents Incubus in their purest, though perhaps not most enjoyable, form. A wonderful piece that only fails to deliver once or twice, and is overall a great listen. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2011
    Have to admit, was just looking around, saw this CD for a great price and picked it up. Had no expectations, but wow. Great album, not Make Yourself but I would put in the Incubus top 3. Sick Sad Little World could be their best song ever? Expand
  5. j30
    Sep 20, 2011
    Really an uneven album from a band that we've grown a custom to making consistently great rock songs. It is nice, however, to see a departure from the sound they're comfortable with. Expand

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