Incubus: Morning View / Make Yourself (2CD Slipcase) - £2.99 @ Play.com (free delivery) - HotUKDeals
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Clearance (limited availability). Amazing price for 2 classic Incubus albums (usually £7+). This is actually cheaper than either individually!!

Next best £6.99 @ Base.com.

Make Yourself Review:
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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 categorise. 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.

Morning View Review:
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Though Morning View follows hot on the heels of Incubus' breakthrough single "Drive", in no way does this fine album sound rushed (after all, their previous album Make Yourself was released nearly two years previously). Like fellow Los Angeles metal pioneers System of a Down, Incubus find themselves lumped in with the nu-metal fraternity merely because they're young(ish), angry and very loud. That's more than a little unfair, because their sound owes more to the clever and creative funk-metal of Faith No More or the Red Hot Chilli Peppers than the faux-rap posturing of Limp Bizkit. In fact, songs like "Nice to Know You", "Circles" and the excellent "Blood on the Ground" barely display any immature attitude problems at all, in spite of being both angry and very loud. But that's not all that sets Incubus apart: on "I Wish You Were Here", "Just a Phase", "11am" and "Mexico", Incubus show an uncharacteristic willingness to tread softly when necessary, using acoustic guitars and touches of strings to make less noise, but more impact. Some could call it selling out, but it sounds more like growing up. Morning View is a leap forward for a band who continue to get better with each release.

Disc: 1
1. Privilege
2. Nowhere Fast
3. Consequence
4. Warmth
5. When It Comes
6. Stellar
7. Make Yourself
8. Drive
9. Clean
10. Battlestar Scralatchtica
11. I Miss You
12. Pardon Me
13. Out From Under

Disc: 2
1. Nice To Know You
2. Circles
3. Wish You Were Here
4. Just A Phase
5. 11am
6. Blood On The Ground
7. Mexico
8. Warning
9. Echo
10. Have You Ever
11. Are You In
12. Under My Umbrella
13. Aqueous Transmission
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#1
Class band and bargain price
#2
It aint coming up as $2.99 If it was I'd purchase it
#3
£6.79 not £2.99 - offer must have ended.
#4
morning view is a top quality album, drive should have been on that album instead of make yourself, that wudda been perfect, well worth £6.79 never mind £2.99.
#5
My number 1 (Make Yourself) and 3 (Morning View), in my favourite Incubus album chart.

Pity it isn't the price mentioned, or I would have bought it for the car.

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