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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 3)

Postby TinCanPhone » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:23 am

newskin421 wrote:
The Idler Wheel wrote:Voted for 'The Original' again. Sad to see 'Defiance' go, as I think there are worse songs on the album.

Agreed. Defiance is superior to a few of these remaining songs.

Hard to believe people actually like Promises and its still a contender. I find that to be the "worst", most cringy song on the album, and easily the worst single to be released in their whole catalog.

EDIT: I forgot about Black Heart Inertia. They're pretty close though.


Yeah BHI is so.... banal.

Isadore is pretty cringeworthy too. it sounds like a song i heard on Glee lol

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 3)

Postby Jelger » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:07 am

Really? Isadore is a pretty good song in my book, top-5 on this album for me.
I also think BHI is much better than Promises.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 3)

Postby hilikus_PT » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:40 am

The Original

This one had the potential to be a really great song but I think it failed where the whole album failed, uninspired

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Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby Jelger » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:39 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: If Not Now, When? For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself,Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder and Light Grenades. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Up is round 4 and... well, I'm surprised. Tomorrow's Food has been eliminated. Did not see that coming. I think it's a pretty good song and when I first heard it, I thought of it as a Aqueous Transmission-light. No, not that it has the same ambition or quality, but a similar feel. I thought it was a good closer to an average album after that first listen. Out of all the songs left, I certainly did not expect this one to go. Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of If Not Now, When?. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:
If Not Now, When?
Promises, Promises
Thieves
Isadore
The Original
In The Company of Wolves
Switchblade
Adolescents

Songs eliminated:
9 Tomorrow's Food
10 Defiance
11 Friends and Lovers

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby saua4ever » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:13 am

can´t believe Tomorrow's Food is out. i really like it as a album closer. also can´t understand why promises promises is still there. one of the worst songs they ever made

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby The Idler Wheel » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:21 am

Wow. 'Tomorrow's Food' is gone while 'The Original' and 'Promises, Promises' make it to another round. Genuinely shocked at this one.

Voting 'The Original' once again.
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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby Jelger » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:14 am

I certainly expected those two to go first. Promises in particular, since I think The Original has some sort of cult-like following.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby GrahamLAT » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:24 am

What is Switchblade still doing in?? Is a total embarrassment and attempt to have a rock song on an album that doesn't need one. Awful lyrics, poorly executed musically.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby hilikus_PT » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:27 pm

How different have the results been here and reddit? Didn't see any vote for Tomorrow's Food here. Crazy.

For now I'm going with The Original.

Promises, your time is coming! :lol:

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 4)

Postby Jelger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:43 am

Every one votes in the same poll, so no clue what the difference between here and reddit is :)

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Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby Jelger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:59 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: If Not Now, When? For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself,Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder and Light Grenades. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Right, we finally did it. Eliminated The Original. I'm not going to pretend I like anything about this song. It was the very first Incubus song that I hated upon first listen and thought was genuinely bad, not within the context of the band, but within the context of music. The intro build-up leads to nothing, the vocals/lyrics are cringy, the verses extremely boring, the bridge/outro is out of place... I'm sorry, don't have anything positive this time. Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of If Not Now, When?. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:
If Not Now, When?
Promises, Promises
Thieves
Isadore
In The Company of Wolves
Switchblade
Adolescents

Songs eliminated:
8 The Original
9 Tomorrow's Food
10 Defiance
11 Friends and Lovers

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby TinCanPhone » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:29 am

Why oh why is it still ahead of tomorrow's food???

That's a travesty.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby newskin421 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:35 am

Can we finally get rid of promises? It's way past time for it to go. :shock:

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby The Idler Wheel » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:28 am

'Promises, Promises' needs to walk the plank. I still can't believe it outlasted 'Tomorrow's Food'.
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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby Roger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:17 pm

There's very little doubt as to which song will prevail

ITCOW for the win, and it's not close
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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby hilikus_PT » Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:54 pm

Time for Promises to go now.

INNW for the win!

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby Soap » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:05 pm

Dang, I love Promises. I maintain it's superiority to my choice this round; If Not Now, When? It's a more well written song. INNW suffers from a similar problem to The Original in that it builds up nicely enough but going into the chorus it plateaus and doesn't resolve the tension satisfyingly enough. It's like the almost-sneeze!
The lyrics are some of the best on the album, and possibly even Brandon's career. The instrumentation is a snooze-fest.

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby GrahamLAT » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:04 am

Interesting how this pans out.

I think switchblade is a disgustingly poor song and I can't believe it's still in. I also really like Promises Promises and Friends & Lovers. There is a studio vid of friends and lovers as an album bonus that made me really like it.

As for Tomorrow's Food going, that was top 3 for me

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Re: Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 5)

Postby Jelger » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:10 am

Tomorrow's Food is the only real surprise to me this far. Maybe the biggest upset of the whole Survivor-thing. I really thought that out of all these tracks it would make top-5.

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Incubus Survivor: If Not Now, When? (Round 6)

Postby Jelger » Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:20 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Next up: If Not Now, When? For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus , S.C.I.E.N.C.E , Make Yourself,Morning View, A Crow Left of the Murder and Light Grenades. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Promises is out! I expected it to go earlier, to be honest. I'm not a fan of the song, but I do regret the album leaking so early, since the band had a cool plan with the song. Remember they released the sheet music, so people can cover it without hearing it? That would've been cool, if the song hadn't already leaked. Also, I'm sympathetic to this live version from the Honda Civic Tour in 2012. Enjoy this live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of If Not Now, When?. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at /r/incubus.

VOTE

Songs left:
If Not Now, When?
Thieves
Isadore
In The Company of Wolves
Switchblade
Adolescents

Songs eliminated:
7 Promises, Promises
8 The Original
9 Tomorrow's Food
10 Defiance
11 Friends and Lovers


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