|2. A Crow Left of the Murder|
|4. Talk Show on Mute|
|5. Beware! Criminal|
|6. Sick Sad Little World|
|8. Southern Girl|
|10. Zee Deveel|
|11. Made for TV Movie|
|12. Smile Lines|
|13. Here in My Room|
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.
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 Tyson Dore
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