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Incubus: If Not Now, When?

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One-time rockers return with a harmless pop record, aim for sons-in-law of the year award

review incubus if not now whenIncubus once dabbled with Metal and Hard Rock, and yet… The opening eponymous track ‘If Not Now, When?’ lets you think you’ve stumbled upon a new Death Cab for Cuties EP. Cue fragile power-pop with a main focus on the singer’s vocal talents, and little more. It is tremendously American, not in an Americana way, but with that College Radio pop kind of inspiration. It is filled with would-be edgy songs, speaking to the rebel inside of you with easy-to-catch choruses (‘Thieves’, ‘Defiance’), but bereft of a single threatening moment (except maybe ‘Switchblade’, but that chorus is awful). In short, this is as feeble and dull as it gets.


Written by Benoit Rajalu

July 17, 2011 at 20:11

Posted in Reviews

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  1. I can’t even understand the comments this gets.

    Benoit Rajalu

    July 17, 2011 at 20:14

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