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  • Summary: The California alt-metal band returns with its first album in nearly three years.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
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  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. An admirably muscular and direct effort. [Jan 2007, p.145]
  5. At its worst, Light Grenades is a little scattered, but when it's good, Incubus sound only like their hard-rocking sentimental selves.
  6. 60
    The tearjerkers flow free on their sixth studio album. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.88]
  7. 40
    The band seem to have suffered a who-are-we?-style mid-life crisis. [Jan 2007, p.100]

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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. Expand
  2. JeffB
    Dec 5, 2006
    10
    Incubus changes gears on Light Grenades. They compile certain qualities from each of their previous albums into one. They have truly reached Incubus changes gears on Light Grenades. They compile certain qualities from each of their previous albums into one. They have truly reached a new level in their music. I can honestly say that Light Grenades is my runner-up for Incubus' best album. Second to only Morning View. Expand
  3. coltond
    Feb 16, 2007
    10
    This is an amazing album, and is under-rated truly so.
  4. ChrisN
    Dec 16, 2006
    8
    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 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
    8
    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 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
    7
    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
    0
    worst music i heard

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