- Released: November 20, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
- 3.New Skin
- 4.Idiot Box
- 6.Magic Medicine
- 7.A Certain Shade Of Green
- 8.Favorite Things
- 9.Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)
- 11.Deep Inside
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files. The Enhanced portion includes a music video for "A Certain Shade Of Green."
Incubus: Brandon Boyd (vocals, didjeridu, djembe); Michael Einziger (guitar); Alex Katunich (bass); Jose Pasillas (drums); DJ Lyfe (turntables).
Additional personnel: Charles Waltz (violin); Jeremy Wasser (saxophone).
Recorded at 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, California.
Digitally remastered by Stephen Marcussen (2001, Marcussen Mastering).
Personnel: Cornelius (vocals, didjeridu, djembe); Jawa (guitar); Badmammajamma (drums); DJ Lyfe (turntables).
Audio Mixer: Terry Date.
Audio Remasterer: Stephen Marcussen.
Recording information: 4th Street Recording, Santa Monica, CA.
Photographer: Chris McCann .
While the press and critics jumped over the sounds of Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and Limp Bizkit, Incubus quietly toured in support of S.C.I.E.N.C.E., their first major-label LP. Incubus' hip-hop influences come from their DJ and bassist instead of their singer. Brandon Boyd's vocals hit every range from quiet whispers to funk-styled rants to hard rock screams. He also adds percussion with a bongo on a few songs (and in concert its a strange sight for such a heavy band). Boyd's demeanor in concert and record is laid back and free flowing. There's no anger surrounding his lyrics or his singing. "New Skin" adds a lot of funk to modern heavy metal while "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)" is a spacy dance ballad. The numerous styles on the album don't always blend perfectly, but they create a solid sound that defines the band. Incubus also manages to make their songs upbeat and danceable as well as tunes to headbang to. An admirable feat in a genre that tends to reward decibel levels instead of quality. ~ David Thomas