October 25, 2001

Against the Crowd

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There’s an old saying “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” and alternative rock band Incubus definitely adheres to it. On their fourth LP, Morning View, the Calabasas, California-based quintet maintains the sound that made songs like “Drive,” “Stellar,” and “Pardon Me,” so popular in recent years.

The band mixes funky beats with hard rock riffs and melancholy lyrics that seem strikingly delicate in a world of angry rap-metal acts. The CD starts off with the guitar- driven “Nice To Know You,” in which singer Brandon Boyd laments over a failed relationship that he is “beginning to realize how much this feels like a waking limb