Sound — 9
Incubus never cease to amaze me with their unique sounds from album to album. Over the years, Incubus have been, in my own opinion, more of an easy listening band with good, catchy songs. Songs like "Burn" instantly come to mind. Listening to the album, a few songs still stay within that range of easy listening, yet catchy tunes. "Talk Shows on Mute" was a widely known song off this album, and still generates many fans from other music genres, such as the oldies and punk. "Megalomaniac" and "A Crow Left Of The Murder" bring out their heavier side, a side I would predict in a new album, after such a haitus.
Lyrics — 9
Once again, Brandon Boyd comes through, with innovative and fantastic transitions between words and lyrics in this epic. "Still and transfixed, the electric sheep are dreaming up your face." This line is from the song "Talk Shows on Mute". Who knows what it means, but it flows, and it actually almost makes sense. "Whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, open arms and open eyes, yeah." This line is from an earlier album, the song "Burn". It shows confidence and superiority.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, Incubus have done it again. "A Crow Left Of The Murder" is a must have for any music lover's collection. Should it go missing in my collection, I would look for it, or buy it again. It is worth it. Definetly worth your money.