Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Morning View"

In many respects, Morning View represents a band that was ahead of its time.
Released in 2001, View sees Incubus climbing out of a far more raucous series of albums that saw a few hits such as "Drive" and "Pardon Me." But with Morning View Incubus embraces the more tuneful "happy" facet of metal/rock and writes (in my humble opinion) their best work.

I consider this to be the beginning of the so-called "Emo" movement; bands like Incubus and Linkin Park showing skinny white kids that they could rock just as hard as anyone. Thankfully, this was before the term was in use, otherwise this record probably would've ever have made it through my door. And that would be a shame.

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