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  • Summary: The California alt-metal band returns with its first album in nearly three years.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 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. It’s not an album that will be easily forgotten.
  5. 60
    The tearjerkers flow free on their sixth studio album. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.88]
  6. At its worst, Light Grenades is a little scattered, but when it's good, Incubus sound only like their hard-rocking sentimental selves.
  7. The music’s intricacies become less impressive when so many of them are directly lifted from far better songs. [27 Nov 2006]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 61
  2. Negative: 7 out of 61
  1. AndyC.
    Mar 29, 2008
    Great album! bit different then the other albums but still so great.
  2. JaceyB
    Dec 5, 2006
    over time, people will see the importance of the musical output of this band....they get wrongly criticized and lumped in with shitty bands....go see them play this music live, it will blow your mind how great they sound...this album is just a continuation of their quest to make interesting and beautiful music... Expand
  3. GraceP
    Jan 25, 2007
    I love this album. I consider it their best effort. I'm actually really surprised to read so many negative reviews about it. I think that this album is very creative, and that's all you can ask for as a listener from any musical artist that you enjoy listening to. There seemed to be a large portion of this album that was centered around Brandon Boyd's relationship problems and heartaches, and apparently, it degenerates the material in some listener's views. I think it makes it more personal and meaningful. But, to each his own... Expand
  4. ChrisN
    Dec 16, 2006
    After a few listens, this album has become one of my favorites from Incubus. The music seems to flow more easily, like they didn't try so hard this time around. That's a good thing for them. The lyrics are still a little ridiculous at times, but that's nothing new. I recommend Anna Molly, Oil and Water, and Rogues. Expand
  5. LUKEB.
    Aug 13, 2008
    Another great cd by a great band, vocals are as good as ever. A new sound that needs a bit of time to grow on you, and when it does you will love "Anna Molly". well done. Expand
  6. DeclanM
    Jan 17, 2007
    it has some good songs possilby 5 the rest is bad for incubus that is shame as morning view doesnt have 1 bad song on it
  7. stevec
    Jan 4, 2007
    worst music i heard

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