I have accumulated many personal reviews while listening to albums. My reviewing style is non-conventional and was only intended for myself. Sometimes I will only use one sentence to describe an album if I feel that is all that's required. Other times I will review an album while I'm still listening to it, leading to a song-by-song review of the album (bringing the size of the review to nearly dissertation-level). There are times when I will even come back to a review to add information that I didn't know when originally writing the review. The point is that I won't edit my reviews to make them more readable or conventional. My reviews are always a direct result of what I was feeling when I wrote them and I want to let that feeling come through.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Incubus - Morning View [2001]

"Nice to Know You" is a good start. Though, oddly enough, the one part of the song that lets me down is the chorus. The rest of it boasts more mature song writing. "Circles" has some interesting parts, but mostly goes by unnoticed. "Wish You Were Here" is a bit more catchy. Despite the obnoxious acoustic guitar doodle that pops up mostly in the beginning of "Just A Phase", this song has much more feeling to it. Overall, this is more of a tranquil album in the same vein as "Make Yourself", but with less fillers. The songwriting has improved a bit making more of the songs enjoyable to listen to. Even so, it's not a massive improvement, the only creative parts are done during the slow sections, and the heavy parts fail to thrill and lack punch in contrast to what the intention was.

Rating: 7.5


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