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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Incubus - If Not Now, When?

Good old Incubus. I feel like it's a retro 'New Music Tuesday' today, with a really good 90's band and then a really good 00's band. Here we are, July 12th, 2011 and they both are dropping new albums the same day. Just a month ago or so, I got an exclusive Incubus track from my friends at Epic Records - which I enjoyed. That track was track 10, aka 'Adolescents'. Lead singer Brandon Boyd took some time away from the band to do his own solo thing. While I did enjoy that record too, it was very similar to the standard Incubus song, just without the benefit of the backup bandmates. Right after he wrapped all that up, it seemed he wanted to get right back into it with the crew, and they began recording this record. Then after finishing the recording, they announced they'll be heading on an 18 month world tour supporting this album. That's nuts. 18 months on the road. I could never handle the life of a rockstar. This record seems a little less "out there" lyrically compared to a normal Incubus record. The overall theme seems to be more about romance and women than anything else. Which is kind of a nice break for them. There are only a couple really hyped up tracks, but mostly the album is really chill and relaxed feeling. Which I think is a good metaphor for how the band feels as a whole. Taking the time away and having time to reflect seems to have been a great move for Incubus. Hopefully the well rested guys keep coming up with great tuneage for fans. I won't say this is their best work or anything - but it's another nice piece in the catalog. Check 'er on out today - seems it's a pretty nice work for any music fan.

1. If Not Now, When?
2. Promises, Promises
3. Friends and Lovers
4. Thieves
5. Isadore
6. Original, The
7. Defiance
8. In the Company of Wolves
9. Switchblade
10. Adolescents
11. Tomorrow's Food

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Adolescents
2. Defiance
3. Promises, Promises

3.25 out of 5 stars


  1. For sure a good album, not their best in my preference but thanks for doing the review, I do enjoy Incubus like no other.

  2. Anytime big cat! Thanks for reading!