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Make Yourself

IncubusAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)

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listen  7. Make Yourself 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Drive 3:52$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen12. Pardon Me 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Out From Under 3:28$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 26, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000296JB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (574 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Young, aggro, and from Los Angeles--it's tempting to put Incubus in the already crowded category populated by Korn, System of a Down, and their other loud and heavy brethren. But that would sell Incubus short, because Make Yourself, the quintet's sophomore album, is a strong progression beyond their 1997 debut, S.C.I.E.N.C.E.. More like Faith No More than Limp Bizkit, Incubus still have that teen-mosh appeal, though the songwriting and instrumentation on Make Yourself is diverse and thoughtful, both lyrically and musically. "Drive" is an easygoing, slightly trippy acoustic-based outing, while oddball scratching (courtesy of DJ Chris Kilmore) and trip-hop funkiness make "Battlestar Scralatchtica" aptly titled. "Nowhere Fast" is vaguely 311-ish with a reggae tinge and lovely melodic interludes, in contrast to the furious intensity of "Out from Under," which gives Make Yourself a surprisingly cohesive diversity that's hard to categorize. Ultimately, singer Brandon Boyd is not a vocal genius, but lyrically and in performance, he's sensitive, charismatic, and unique. Ditto for the 13 cuts that make up Make Yourself. --Katherine Turman

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58 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This band makes me wish I was younger March 18, 2002
Format:Audio CD
The beauty of high school and college is that you get exposed to new ideas. Music is one of the most powerful mediums to get those ideas. Unfortunately we often are subjected to lyricists with no depth who, simply because they have a microphone and a guitar, fancy themselves as the second coming of Bob Dylan. Now that I am approaching my mid-30's with a family, though the style of music I enjoy hasn't changed, the content of it has. I remember hearing Pardon Me and thinking the song was OK. The next step was to Stellar which I thought was a very well written, well produced song. Still I wasn't taken enough to purcase the disc. When "Morning View" came out, I was totally absorbed in Wish You Were Here, so "Morning View" became my first Incubus spin. After reading many reviews about the "selling out" of the band or the "softening" of the band, also many criticisms of the lyrical content, on the new disc and how much better this disc and "Science" were, I felt the need to give in and start my Incubus collection.
I can understand where the sentiment came from. "Make Yourself" comes across as more of an anti-establishment album. A majority of the songs seem to present themselves as anthems for "making yourself" in light of all the "establishments" around us in either a direct or non-direct way. The music also, not suprisingly, is a bit harder. Though it is hard to spin a disc for the kids with f-bombs popping up periodically, the lyrics that are presented are sincere and very worthy of attention. The best part is that it does not come across as some "fight the power" soap box preaching. There is a sense of responsibility of the individual within the songs: not some request to rise up without any real direction as to why. And a special note, Battlestar is a great song: perfect for summer or a party.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incubus' best album to date! April 16, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Let me get this down first: Incubus is the most unique band I've ever heard. Their music has all sorts of influences from funk to metal. Out of all the albums they have made, this one is the best. The music is higher-quality, it isn't as sloppy as S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was. (Though SCIENCE is a great album too) The songs are much more mellow and softer than their older albums- some people might not like this, but I like change.
My favorite songs are: "Privilege"- Awesome guitar work, this song is pretty heavy.
"Nowhere Fast"- This song is slow then gets fast in parts. Brandon sings really well in this song.
"Stellar"- Ahh. This song is relaxing. It's quite beautiful. It's one of their softest songs.
"Clean"- Another nice, heavy song.
"Pardon Me"- Their hit single. If you haven't heard it then you must be hiding under a rock or something.
The rest of the songs are fantastic but these are my favorites. Please note that there is a new DJ for this album and frankly I like him more than the old one. Also, there is one instrumental track, "Battlestar Scralatchtica."
Personal Note to Incubus: Keep up the fantastic work, and I can't wait for your next album. I'm sure it will be amazing. I hope you guys last for a long time cause you're in a class of your own.
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ALBUM OF 1999 February 17, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Though endlessly compared to the vocal stylings of Mike Patton (Faith No More), Incubus stands firmly on its own and gets 5 stars for their originality, intensity, and sincerity. These guys are great live and refuse to be seen/heard anywhere without giving it %110. Unlike thoughtless puppet bands run by a "giant green head" whose sheep masses will one day wake up and put them in check like Dorothy did the OZ, incubus' roaring yet growing whisper is something genuine and fresh to look forward to. With honest intimate tracks like "Drive," "Make Yourself," "The Warmth", "I Miss You," the diversity of "Pardon Me," "Nowhere Fast," and "Stellar", Make Yourself comes out to be a well-rounded album both lyrically and musically. Fans of previous material can expect a little from thier S.C.I.E.N.C.E days, but Make Yourself forces old fans to grow with a band that is still exploring and introduces the new to an eclectic style. Though sounding more "studio-produced" than previous albums, it only adds to the quality of the music, never diminishing or shadowing but capturing the raw energy that has sustained them and will continue to seperate them from other bands for years to come
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Step Ahead, if not in a different direction July 21, 2000
Format:Audio CD
While not as musically accomplished as their major-label debut, "S.C.I.E.N.C.E.," Incubus shows that they have an intense imagination and real feeling with "Make Yourself." Every single song is a different musical experience, and the entire album makes for a worthy purchase. "Privilege" opens it up with a catchy punk riff and lyrics that call for self-awareness. "Nowhere Fast" seems to center around the odd guitar soup that Mike Eizeiger can cook up, and the same goes for "The Warmth." The real treats start coming next. "Stellar" is one of the most progressive-sounding love songs in years, and you'll be humming the chorus of "Make Yourself" for hours. "Drive" is a lovely acoustic number about the choices one makes that shows that Brandon Boyd certainly doesn't have to yell to be heard. Battlestar Scralachtica shows off Incubus' DJ Kilmore and 2 guest DJs from Jurassic 5 in a "Dueling Banjos"-style scratchfest. "I Miss You" is a pretty crooner, once again showing that Boyd certainly isn't lacking in vocals. "Pardon Me," well you've all probably heard it by now, and, along with "Out From Under," provides a solid, punchy closer to the album. Overall, an alt/progressive rock triumph that belongs in anyone's collection alongside Incubus' other works.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This ROCKS
Blood pumping, very motivating
Published 2 months ago by Allen Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved this cd
Published 3 months ago by linda ciampa
5.0 out of 5 stars Rise Above The Flames
One of the best on their breakout album. Some of the best scratching you'll ever hear in a song. Very powerful guitar playing and lead singer blows you away with range and volume. Read more
Published 4 months ago by milepost
5.0 out of 5 stars What a legendary yet subtle record
I would definitely say, "yes" to this for any child under parent or guardian supervision. It is good music but needs oversight in the sorting through and selecting... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars Hauntingly Beautiful
While this is the only album I own by Incubus, I do enjoy Make Yourself. I don't know exactly why, but the whole cd has an eerie haunting kind of feel. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Marc Getz
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album by Incubus
Very rarely do you find albums that every song pulls a different emotion from within you and this is definitely one of those albums. Read more
Published 8 months ago by James
5.0 out of 5 stars Incubus fam
Already liked the band. I got what I wanted. Can't complain about this product in any way, shape, or form.
Published 9 months ago by Alex Parzych
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Product
The CD was brand new and still wrapped. I thought that was Awesome to receive a new CD at such a great price!
Published 10 months ago by PoorMan
4.0 out of 5 stars Incubus: Make Yourself
This is a great Incubus album. It has merited numerous listens from me. Present on this album is a sonic cohesiveness and musical delivery that works quite well. Read more
Published 10 months ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Good listen
Good CD, I actually like almost all of the songs. That doesn't happen with too many CD's.i would buy it if I were you.
Published 12 months ago by William Allen
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