Love ‘em or not, Incubus has definitely been one of the most prolific bands of our generation. The music has definitely changed throughout the years but that just shows that the band is willing to grow and change directions throughout their almost 20-year existence as a band.

Two decades later, the band has seven studio albums to show for their portfolio as one of modern rock’s most noteworthy mainstream acts.

Each album had a unique flavor that is almost incomparable to  the next.

Fungus Amongus had a very distinct funk sound that pushed a lot of boundaries.

S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was a very varied and eclectic mix of funk, modern rock and the kitchen sink.

Make Yourself was the first album that got the band known into the mainstream.

Morning View allowed the band to explore a more mellow sound.

A Crow Left of the Murder was slightly more melodic and marked the first time that Incubus went to the Philippines.

Light Grenades took people for a spin and spawned hits like Anna Molly and Love Hurts.

And the new album, the new album If Not Now, When? despite getting lukewarm reviews is beginning to grow on some people.

 

What’s your favorite Incubus album?

 

 

Just a reminder, the Incubus concert is on July 28, 2011 at the Araneta Coliseum. Tickets are already on sale so make sure you get yours soon!

Comments (2)

  1. pjax says:

    I have to say it’s S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
    Back during those days (1997!), in the midst of the boyband storm, S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was wonderfully fresh. I know of no artist like them back then (although I was just probably just listening to too much boybands). No single track stood out because every one of them was excellent. There’s a pleasing continuity track after track which makes listening to the album a wonderful experience.

    Maganda din ang Fungus Amongus pero they really sound like they were looking for their “sound”

    PS: anyone know what that S.C.I.E.N.C.E. stands for?

  2. Matt says:

    Fungus Amongus reminds me of older Red Hot Chili Peppers. I wouldn’t say that album was Incubus “look for their sound” I would that jazz funk rock sound is the root of what Incubus is. Keep in mind Mike Einziger has a side project which has a lot of those same elements as Fungus Amongus. Incubus really just expanded from there and it is easy to see the progression from album to album. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was definitively a refreshing sound during it’s time and I would agree no band at that time experimented with as many different musical parts as they did. However, I couldn’t say S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was their best. I feel they were still a little immature with that album. Make Yourself put Incubus in the mainstream and rightfully so, not a hiccup or bad song throughout the album. But for me, in my opinion, Morning View takes the cake. Every song is just absolutely amazing. I still remember buying that album during the first week of its release, opening the case, seeing those painted koi fish chasing each on top of the CD while under my black light. And somehow I knew even before I put it on it was going to be great and it was. I don’t think a lot of people will agree with me on this; however, as much as I like every song on that particular album I believe Aqueous Transmission is Incubus finest song. I’ll never get tired of that one.

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