Light Grenades

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Nov 28, 2006
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Equally adept at rave-ups and ballads, Incubus even make their unexpected forays into space-rock work. [1 Dec 2006, p.82]
  2. On Light Grenades, they are a tightly focused, purposeful band, shifting moods and textures at the drop of a dime, proving that they have become a rare thing: a modern heavy rock band that actually grows and improves with each album.
  3. "Light Grenades" refines the band's attack modes: melodic and muscular, gentle and intense.
  4. Fans who have been frustrated with recent output will be able to find a lot to like here.
  5. Alternative Press
    70
    Overall, it's what you'd expect from Incubus--and that isn't a bad thing. [Jan 2007, p.138]
  6. It’s not an album that will be easily forgotten.
  7. Q Magazine
    70
    An admirably muscular and direct effort. [Jan 2007, p.145]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 62
  2. Negative: 7 out of 62
  1. Mar 10, 2015
    10
    One of the most underrated bands of the decade. A unique sound. It may have confused some of the fans, and critics may not have praised it asOne of the most underrated bands of the decade. A unique sound. It may have confused some of the fans, and critics may not have praised it as much as they had to because the genre was worn out by the time, but this could be considered their masterpiece. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    8
    Easily Incubus' most puzzling album to date, as it seems they were really struggling to find an identity throughout. Just as soon as youEasily Incubus' most puzzling album to date, as it seems they were really struggling to find an identity throughout. Just as soon as you thought the band was changing its sound, the self-titled "Light Grenades" comes on and blasts the listener back to 1999. While this is normally used in a negative context, I have to admit the confusion added an endearing quality and makes for quite a ride. Full Review »
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    9
    Admittedly there are some bad songs on this album, but they are mostly cancelled out by some real classics the title track "light grenades" isAdmittedly there are some bad songs on this album, but they are mostly cancelled out by some real classics the title track "light grenades" is probably the highlight of the album. I don't like the direction they have gone with on dig, oil and water and the earth to Bella's. Although i would argue the ending to earth to Bella part 2 is a great showcase for the musicianship that incubus has at its disposal. Mike Enzinger is fantastic throughout, he displays fantastic riffs and innovative solo's throughout, for the majority of the album Boyd accompanies with a great rock voice even if the lyrics do suffer a little. Full Review »