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A Crow Left Of The Murder [Enhanced]

Incubus Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (556 customer reviews)
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1. Megalomaniac
2. A Crow Left of the Murder
3. Agoraphobia
4. Talk Show on Mute
5. Beware! Criminal
6. Sick Sad Little World
7. Pistola
8. Southern Girl
9. Priceless
10. Zee Deveel
11. Made for TV Movie
12. Smile Lines
13. Here in My Room
14. Leech

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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

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, almost great Feb. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
First off, I have to say that Brandon Boyd is one of the most talented singers/songwriters of the last century. Also, the hullabaloo over his injury, and the departure of the bassist seemed to only have bother us fans, and they train called Incubus rolled right over it and you can barely tell the difference on the excellent album. Their best album (duh) was Morning View, has been in my cd player for months, may slowly be replaced by this deserving album. I am starting to think that it is more than a coincedence that the less swears they have in any given song, the better it is. I think that the swears are getting in the way and taking the emphasis off the words that really matter. While Make Yourself was good, it had many swears, Morning View was a little softer, and had only clean, clear music without foul words clogging the wonderful flow of things. Regardless, A Crow Left Of The Murder is a very good cd, and the Mike Einziger's guitar is a good reason alone to but this cd. He clearly shows a new devotion to the guitar and maybe the loss a member shook things up in a good way. I have no complaints and am absolutely loving this supurb album.
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From the very start of the anti-political Megalomaniac to the emotionally powerful Leech that ends the album, this cd is ROCK solid!
Mike Einziger's crunchy guitar riffs are oustanding, and the band is as tight as ever, with one of the most intelligent songwriters of the postmodern era. Brandon's lyrics and vocal ability is amazing. I never took this cd from out of my discman for the whole first month after I purchased it in 2003.
Some advice: buy it and enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Evolution of the Incubus Sound Sept. 20 2005
Format:Audio CD
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 started actually really listening, and let me tell you, this has been in regular rotation in my car for a year almost...one of the best front to back CD's I've ever heard, please give er a chance, it's grow on you. Best CD of 2004
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just another side to an honest rock band July 12 2005
By Matt
Format:Audio CD
in a industry inundated with superficial, self-absorbed "music" that time after time proves that most people, even artists, allow themselves to be driven by the almighty dollar, it is always refreshing to hear music (real music) from artists who truly believe in what they're producing. In regards to the other reviews, I think it's great that people still talk about music so passionately. However, to compare ACLOTM to their old albums is doing them a dis-service. To expect a band to relive what you consider to be your favourite album, over and over and over (becoming Nickleback), is to destroy what makes music as exciting as it is. If band's didn't experiment with sound, we wouldn't have The Wall, or Synchronicity, or Blonde on Blonde (and if you don't know what albums i'm talking about then you really shouldn't be talking about music like you know anything)
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".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best CD yet Jan. 16 2005
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
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! I love it, it is one of the best alternative albums I have heard in a long time, and that is refreshing. I definitely recommend this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome Incubus! Dec 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
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 song with an awsome beat!
Talk shows on mute-7/10 Pretty good Incubus
Beware! Criminal-10/10 One of my faves
Sick sad little world-8/10 alright song
Pistola-7/10 Good...Very good
Southern girl- 8/10 pretty good..a very soft song
Priceless-2/10 HATE IT!
Zee deveel-6/10 fair
Made for TV movie- 3/10 Not very good
Smile lines- 8/10 good
Here in my room-10/10 Love it! Such a great song!!
Leech-10/10 My second fave!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere down the line July 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
Sometime in the future, perhaps 20 or 30 years from now, people will finally realize how great this music is. It doesn't really appeal to the average modern listener and takes a few spins to appreciate. The musicianship is off the charts, one of the best guitarists (Mike Einziger, Sick Sad Little World!!! and not the radio edit) in the modern rock era and probably one of the best lead singers of the modern rock era (Brandon Boyd) make this CD special. New bassist Ben Kenney fits right in , i think he'll make more of an impact next album. Drummer Jose is awesome and DJ Kilmore has produced more intricate sounds. This CD really has more of a live feel to it, and is some pretty honest work. Like the prog rock in Pistola, Mike seems like he slips a little on his pedals, but he says that's how he played it so they kept it. Compared to their other albums , I would have to rate this second behind SCIENCE. I'll go through some of the songs for ya.
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!
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1.0 out of 5 stars The biggest disapointment of my life
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 more
Published on June 5 2005
3.0 out of 5 stars WHY INCUBUS WHY???
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 more
Published on July 14 2004 by sammyG
4.0 out of 5 stars Its not Morning View Or Science but its still really good
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 more
Published on July 9 2004 by Finch7834
5.0 out of 5 stars THANK YOU, missy hagen
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 more
Published on July 5 2004 by BL
4.0 out of 5 stars A Crow Left Of The Murder
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 more
Published on July 5 2004 by Captain Trips
5.0 out of 5 stars Sit Up,Take Notice...A winner!
Yeah thats right. This album is a sureshot winner! After around 232 listens to this cd,Im writing a review. I'm terribly late on the review. Read more
Published on July 5 2004 by Harkanwar Anand
2.0 out of 5 stars Fall from greatness
Just like every other Incubus fan out there, I anticipated the new album for a very long time. From what I can tell, I'm not alone when I say I am very disappointed. Read more
Published on July 3 2004
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