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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 1 + predictions)

Postby Jelger » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:57 pm

Hi /r/incubus! How's everyone? Let's get started on Make Yourself. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

So let's get on with it. Make Yourself, the album that I'm sure was the first Incubus-album for a lot of you. Not for me, but there's the holy trinity of singles on there: Pardon Me, Stellar and Drive. The singles that launched the band into the mainstream. But there is also the big fan favourite The Warmth, rockers like Privilege, Nowhere Fast or the title track. Damn, it's a great album. It's going to be hard to pick a song to vote off. So I'll leave that up to you guys. Go on, vote and predict the outcome after all these rounds we have ahead of us.

VOTE

So let's go ahead with the final: VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at IOV Boards.

VOTE

Songs left:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
When It Comes
Stellar
Make Yourself
Drive
Clean
Battlestar Scralatchtica
I Miss You
Pardon Me
Out From Under

Songs eliminated:
None yet

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 1 + predictions)

Postby IncubusBelgium » Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:35 am

That's gonna be a hard one.
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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 1 + predictions)

Postby tingky » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:51 am

I'll go ahead and put my money on Warmth

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 1 + predictions)

Postby Jelger » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am

Yeah, my bet as well. Voted for I Miss You now. It's ok, but cheesy as hell.

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 1 + predictions)

Postby JLynn943 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:33 pm

I figured Battlestar would go first, but that's probably top half of the album for me.

As for the winner, I'll say probably The Warmth. Rooting for Make Yourself or Consequence though.
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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 2)

Postby Jelger » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:38 pm

Hi /r/incubus! How's everyone? Let's go ahead with Make Yourself. For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

So round 1 was pretty clear. Battlestar got almost 50% of the votes. It's gone. As the instrumental track, I should've guessed it would be the first to go, I think a lot of people see it as an interlude, not as a real song. But damn, that bass line is sweet! It wasn't my first vote, that's all I'm saying I guess. Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. I'll try to post a new round every two or three days and will also post the survivor over at IOV Boards.

VOTE

Songs left:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
When It Comes
Stellar
Make Yourself
Drive
Clean
I Miss You
Pardon Me
Out From Under

Songs eliminated:
13 Battlestar Scralatchtica

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 2)

Postby bizkitboy1224 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:46 pm

I can't believe Out From Under is getting so many votes this early. That's always been one of my favorites.

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 2)

Postby pistolabus » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:13 am

I'm guessing I Miss You is getting the ax here. I love that song. Shame...
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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 2)

Postby JLynn943 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:56 am

pistolabus wrote:I'm guessing I Miss You is getting the ax here. I love that song. Shame...

I didn't really "get" I Miss You until I heard it live. Always thought it was too sappy. I appreciate it a lot more now though.

Out From Under has my vote. I forgot it existed for a while.
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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 3)

Postby Jelger » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:39 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Let's go ahead with Make Yourself. For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Round two was a bit closer than the first, but would I be out of line, if I said I Miss You is eliminated? No, because it is. I think I Miss You is an enjoyable song, but the lyrics to me are cheesy. Seen it live twice and I know that is a gamechanger for some people with this song, but it wasn't for me. It has been one of my least favorite songs from the record since I first heard it and it is to this day. Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. 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:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
When It Comes
Stellar
Make Yourself
Drive
Clean
Pardon Me
Out From Under

Songs eliminated:
12 I Miss You
13 Battlestar Scralatchtica

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 3)

Postby IncubusBelgium » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:27 am

I've never been in love with I miss you, even for the live versions.
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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 3)

Postby Jelger » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:43 am

Me neither. Voted Out From Under now. I like it, but it's a song I often forget exists. Rarely put it on seperately from the album. Do really like the live version from 2011.

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 3)

Postby ebbingtide » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:54 am

love out from under, this albums so hard to pick songs to take out :?

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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (round 4)

Postby Jelger » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:30 pm

Hi guys! How's everyone? Let's go ahead with Make Yourself. For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

Round three saw Out From Under go out. A pattern is emerging. First we get rid of the instrumental (Battlestar/Magic Medicine) than the bottom half of the album gets slayed (I Miss You, Out From Under / Calgone, Nebula). I voted for Out From Under, but not because I don't like the song. In fact, I really dig it. Especially the live version I posted at the end of this paragraph. It is however a song I rarely put on seperately from Make Yourself as a whole. I forget it exists at times. It probably deserves better. Enjoy a live version here. (This was actually the last time they played it... Could it make a comeback on their setlists with the political theme and current political climate?)

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. 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:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
When It Comes
Stellar
Make Yourself
Drive
Clean
Pardon Me

Songs eliminated:
11 Out From Under
12 I Miss You
13 Battlestar Scralatchtica

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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 5)

Postby Jelger » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:50 pm

Hi guys! How's everyone? Let's go ahead with Make Yourself. For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

When It Comes? When it goes! Yes, it's true. When It Comes is out of the race. Really like the song and always have. Wasn't my choice! Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. 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:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
Stellar
Make Yourself
Drive
Clean
Pardon Me

Songs eliminated:
10 When It Comes
11 Out From Under
12 I Miss You
13 Battlestar Scralatchtica

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 5)

Postby Dean Youngblood » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:49 pm

I've actually voted Stellar this round and last. I know that's probably blasphemy to some.

MY is my favorite album so that's not a huge slight, I just think it's a bit overrated.

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 5)

Postby Jelger » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:35 pm

While I voted for Clean last round and switched to Consequence for this one, I kinda get the Stellar vote. However, the guitar in the intro is so good!

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 5)

Postby Dean Youngblood » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:19 pm

I know. And the little breakdown before the second verse is awesome too.

I still really like the song. This is a tough album. I think it's the chorus that just brings Stellar down a notch for me.

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Re: Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 5)

Postby alabaster » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:09 pm

Hmmm... Out from under is one of my favs. ever, surprise to see it go so early!
I'll have to go with; Consequence
A good song for sure! but it just doesn't compete with the rest of Make Yourself.
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Incubus survivor: Make Yourself (Round 6)

Postby Jelger » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:59 am

Hi guys! How's everyone? Let's go ahead with Make Yourself. For everybody who is new to these things, we already tackled Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. Remember to vote your LEAST favorite. There was some confusion about that, but if you vote your favorite... it might be gone soon!

So... we got rid of the band's biggest hit song. Drive is voted out. I understand why people voted for it. It's overplayed, anyone who attended several shows of the band has heard the song numerous times live. And because it is so overplayed, it can be difficult to still hear how good Drive is. The guitar chords, while fairly simple, are so recognizable, the lyrics are honestly some of Brandon's best. The band hinted at skipping the song for their 2015-tour (which they didn't), but I think the song would benefit from it and people will find a new appreciation for the song. There's also a ton of live variations of the song. Enjoy a live version here.

VOTE

So let's go ahead and VOTE here on your LEAST FAVORITE song of Make Yourself. 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:
Privilege
Nowhere Fast
Consequence
The Warmth
Stellar
Make Yourself
Clean
Pardon Me

Songs eliminated:
9 Drive
10 When It Comes
11 Out From Under
12 I Miss You
13 Battlestar Scralatchtica


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