Light Grenades

Album Review of Light Grenades by Incubus.

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Light Grenades


Light Grenades by Incubus

Release Date: Nov 28, 2006
Record label: Sony
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Metal

80 Music Critic Score
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Light Grenades - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

On their fourth album, A Crow Left of the Murder, Incubus got heavier, both musically and lyrically, which might have developed their music but it shrank their audience. It's hard not to see their 2006 follow-up, Light Grenades, as a reaction to this situation -- not that they shrink away from the progression of Crow, but they polish and streamline their innovations from that album, resulting in a record that's sharper, cleaner, and more immediate in every respect. This naturally means that Incubus doesn't sound as heavy as they did earlier in their career, but they're still pretty somber here; even when the rhythms crash and the guitars wail, this is serious music, but they have a lighter touch here than they did on Crow.

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