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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
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  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. tyler
    Feb 14, 2004
    10
    i really liked this cd i never really heard anything like it it seems much differnt then other things that i'v heard from then and i really like the song "sick sad little world" Expand
  2. CrystalR
    May 20, 2004
    10
    This was a great album. Talk show on mute is great. It made me wanna read the book 1984, which brandon refers to(it's a good book) It's still on repeat in my cd player, this album wasn't as good as Make Yourself though, which dserves a 10.5(near perfection) Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2011
    10
    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
  4. AlexO
    Feb 15, 2004
    9
    Innovative and well written. I breath of fresh air when compared to all of the shit that litters the airwaves nowadays. Thank you incubus!
  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 4, 2005
    8
    imo, easily their best cd. sick sad little world, southern girl, agoraphobia, all must downloads.
  6. RobbyDitigal
    Feb 16, 2004
    7
    A Crow Left of the Murder is a challenging listen even for the most hardcore Incubus fans. The band began a slight departure from their overly crowded genre with 2001's Morning View and, they continue down this path on their 5th LP. Unfortunately, artistic integrity doesn't exactly equal commercial success (the singles just aren't there). However, if given a chance, A Crow Left of the Murder revials some amazing material. It is certainly the most intriguing alt-metal album I've heard in years... and that says a lot. Expand
  7. ronw
    Feb 9, 2004
    0
    utter shit

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