Morning View - Incubus
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  • Summary: The Los Angeles-based funk-metal band returns with a follow-up to 1999's 'Make Yourself.' Scott Litt (R.E.M.) returns as producer.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Even at their most acerbic or delicately downplayed extremes, Incubus are compelling. [#184, p.137]
  2. Their movement toward non-nooky maturity continues here with tunes like the melodic and soaring "Wish You Were Here" and the dramatic "Warning"--each showing a more reflective and poetic side than before.
  3. At times, these musical meanderings verge on self-indulgence and callowness.
  4. 60
    It's not quite as thrillingly risky as the Deftones' White Pony, but it deserves the collegiate adulation it will likely receive. [Oct/Nov 2001, p.107]
  5. Inevitably, all the shifts in tempo, mood and lyrical slant ultimately hurt Morning View more than they help.
  6. Morning View's insurmountable flaw is that Incubus sell themselves as an Intelligent and Sensitive rock band, without actually appearing especially intelligent or sensitive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
  3. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. Feb 12, 2011
    10
    definitely the best Incubus album to date, it has something for everyone every song on the album is a good one but Just a Phase is My favorite song they've ever done Expand
  2. May 8, 2012
    9
    Incubus always felt different to the other bands , in way that can be compared to the hyped Linking Park ( that somehow changed their genre in a uncomfortable way ) . Morning View is the perfect album that distinguish the bands style and that it makes it proud of the early 2000's era well remembered. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    9
    Make Yourself is the critical and fan favorite for indicating this band's high point, and understandably so. But there is something to be said about the follow up, which retains all of the quality of its predecessor-- and one might argue, then some. The diversity of this album is greater than in anything previously, and it'll take you for a ride, culminating in one of my favorite finishing songs of all time-- "Aqueous Transmission"-- which will lull you to sleep in the best way possible. Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 20, 2011
    7
    I sometimes get some of the songs from this record confused with Make Yourself. Understandably, they have the feeling and tone, making this album more pivotal in their career. I would give Make Yourself a 10 out of 10 because it came first and has some of the best rock songs you'll ever hear. This feels like a rehash of those ideas which doesn't make this a failure, but an above average album. Aquarius Transmission is kind of a departure of their sound and is just a beautiful song. Expand

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