Incubus: If Not Now, When?Posted: July 5, 2011
Just got a hold of the ‘If Not Now, When?’ leak. Incubus helped define a generation of kids like me. They were just one of those bands my generation grew up on, and musically they are a doubt one of the more complex, talented and experimental of those bands. The excitement that comes with a new Incubus album, at least for me, is immeasurable.
One of my favorite things about Incubus is their evolution. They are the prime example of an evolving sound, a sound that remodels itself from album to album. Members of the band have said this album is a huge change, and it is supposed to define Incubus, to be a culmination of their sound.
They stick to more laid back music on this album, something similar to the softer tracks on ‘Light Grenades’, but not as hook friendly. You can trace elements of the album way back to ‘A Crow Left of the Murder’. There’s no doubt that the album feels like the next step in the Incubus discography. Not my favorite Incubus album, but you have to give them props for their ability to conistently spew out unbelievable albums.