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Monuments & Melodies

Incubus 7/21/2009


Monuments & Melodies is an elliptical allusion to the hits and highlights contained within this 2009 retrospective, a double-disc set that's separated into a CD of singles and a CD of rarities. The first disc does its job efficiently, running through all but two of Incubus' Billboard hits -- the minor mainstream rock radio hits "Circles" and "Make a Move" are missing, but the non-charting single "Are You In?" is in its place -- bookended by two strong new Brendan O'Brien productions, "Black Heart Inertia" and "Midnight Swim." The second disc is devoted primarily to B-sides and other stray non-LP tracks, including an acoustic version of "A Certain Shade of Green," a remix of "Pantomime," and a ham-fisted cover of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," where they get the riff slightly wrong. For the devoted, this disc does provide a nice service of rounding up the tunes that got away, while the fair-weather travelers get a good disc of highlights -- and while there may not be much crossover between these two camps, it does mean that Incubus cover all the bases on Monuments & Melodies, giving something satisfying to every kind of fan they have. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Black Heart Inertia Incubus 4:51
  3. 2 Drive Incubus 3:52
  4. 3 Megalomaniac Incubus 4:54
  5. 4 Anna Molly Incubus 3:44
  6. 5 Love Hurts Incubus 3:56
  7. 6 Wish You Were Here Incubus 3:32
  8. 7 Warning Incubus 4:37
  9. 8 Stellar Incubus 3:20
  10. 9 Talk Shows On Mute Incubus 3:47
  11. 10 Pardon Me Incubus 3:44
  12. 11 Dig Incubus 4:16
  13. 12 Oil And Water Incubus 3:49
  14. 13 Are You In? Incubus 4:20
  15. 14 Nice To Know You Incubus 4:41
  16. 15 Midnight Swim Incubus 3:12

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