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
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  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 Collapse
  2. Steve
    Apr 21, 2005
    10
    An awesome album from an awesome band!! Incubus are amazing. Everytime i hear a song from this band i feel inspired. They are deffinatly one of my favourite bands!! Their lyrics are so clever and thoughtful. These guys are amazing. Buy this album...along with all the others, its worth every penny!! Expand
  3. NickY
    Dec 17, 2001
    10
    This is a great album. Varied and interesting with great melodies. Its also nice to hear a rock album without the tedious rapping that afflicts too many bands these days. Expand
  4. DinoM
    Dec 4, 2007
    10
    A masterpiece. Must own album. Nothing else can be said. NO ONE makes music like this. 100% original and relevant.
  5. BenK
    Nov 5, 2003
    9
    Songs like 11am have unbelieveable melodies. production quality is awsome throughout. Their sound has really changed as they've matured. Although the performances are less technicle than in their previous albums they make great easy to listen to rock. two thumbs up Expand
  6. 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
  7. Æ.
    Nov 20, 2001
    2
    music made for MTV and modern rock radio. Lifeless and dull drivel. 14 year-old teeny-boppers would realy like this.

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