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Kicking in like a compellingly acrimonious version of Rush ("Megalomaniac") before meandering through what can rather uncomfortably be termed noodly, time-signature lottery jazz-metal terrain A Crow Left of Murder probably identifies Incubus as the average Pearl Jam fan's second-choice for chin-stroking mosh action. Brendon O'Brien (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) produces and singer Brandon Boyd possibly fancies himself as a bit of a Vedder-esque sage, even blustering "My secret arsenal is an infinite ageless ink well" on the otherwise acceptable metal squawk of "Pistola".
Boyd obviously has big issues with the ills of the world but the lyrics to "Talk Show on Mute" (reality TV is bad, especially Big Brother) and "Zee Deveel" (nice cars, nice clothes and other status symbols are bad) say nothing to enhance mankind's understanding of these twin evils. Incubus are probably on firmer ground with "Made for TV Movie" (like "Megalomaniac" it's an anti-War-on-Terror diatribe) and musically they're to be applauded for sidestepping the prescripted expectations of the metal genre they've been saddled with. Ultimately, however, one's enjoyment of this record swings on whether one considers Brandon Boyd's societal musings to be deeply venerable discourse or just soppy waffle. --Kevin Maidment --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Basically, ACLOTM gets full marks from me because it is a well-crafted, original, fun album that makes me nod my head think about the world from a different angle... it has therefore succeeded in doing what good music is meant to do.
"I heard a word from on high, clear like a light in the sky, it said "Quit blowing each other up".
1. Megalomaniac-everyones heard this song, it rips, almost seems like it should belong on a Rage album (Rage fans may get upset!)
2. Crow left of the murder-catchy up-tempo song, have to wait until the bridge to hear the good stuff
3. Agoraphobia- bass driven, excellent harmonies by Brandon and Ben, almost sound like the beach boys toward the end
4. Talk Shows on Mute-only good thing to say about this is Mike's guitar work, don't like it personally
5. Beware!Criminal- Kind of sounds like crowded elevator
6. Sick Sad Little World-one of the most inspiring tracks on any album of any genre , simply because of Mike's guitar solo at the 3 minute mark. Flat out stunning craftsmenship, it brings chills up your spine, play it loud!!!!
7. Pistola-Progressive rock, awesome bridge
8. Southern Girl- Chick song!Read more ›
Ben Kenney's addition to the group was smart, I already like him as a member of The Roots, and as part of Time Lapse Consortium (the band's side project with Ben, a member from Soulive, and an 11 piece orchestra). He really made the departure of Alex Katunich (aka Dirk Lance) much more bearable.
Check out Mike Einziger's solo during Sick Sad Little World, it'll totally blow your mind and it's really hypnotizing (ok that was an exageration but I did almost crash my car the first time I heard it). I really missed the little ditties that they do (Magic Medicine, and Jose Loves Kate Moss on SCIENCE....Battlestar Scralactica on Make Yourself, and even Aqueous Transmissions on Morningview), it just really shows them at their rawness.
Anyways, this album kinda talks about political and social issues (listen to Megalomaniac and Talk Shows On Mute), but you still get the recommended dose of Incubus (part heavy and aggressive, and part emo). Overall, I still like the album (I'm also speaking out of bias), but this is an album I would have expected to come out after Make yourself or even after SCIENCE. But I also think that it's their most mature (whatever that means!) album as well.
Most recent customer reviews
From the very start of the anti-political Megalomaniac to the emotionally powerful Leech that ends the album, this cd is ROCK solid! Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2006 by Adam Kelly
Okay the first 3 or 4 times I listened to this CD I really wasn't that impressed, different sound, more mature, subtle, less rap rock stylez, but about the 5th time around, I... Read morePublished on Sept. 20 2005 by Edward
I expected somthing amazing from the boys in incubus on this album. Heres how it goes... first song (single) exellent song, after that, its 13 songs of boring filler. Read morePublished on June 5 2005
When I first heard this CD, I was amazed at how different it sounded from the rest of the Incubus albums. This is definitly a good thing! Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2005
Megalomaniac-9/10 A great first single for "a crow left of the murder"
A crow left of the murder-4/10 This is NOT the best song
Agoraphobia-8/10 This is a great... Read more
Why di u change incubus-SCICNECE was your best album then make yourself came and that was great this morning view came which was alright but then your new cd ACLOTM which is boring... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by sammyG
Incubus has been one of my favorite bands since they came out with Science. So when A Crow Left of the Murder came out i got it right away. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Finch7834
I am a die-hard Incu fan; I own all of their CDs and DVDs including imports and the available "bootlegs". I love love love this CD. Couldn't be more obsessed. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by BL
When Morning View came out I was really excited to get it. Yet I was highly dissapointed with the album, so I was not expecting much from A Crow Left of The Murder. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by Captain Trips
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