Make Yourself

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Make Yourself
Studio album by Incubus
Released October 26, 1999
Recorded May–June 1999 in Los Angeles, California
Genre Alternative rock[1]
Length 48:12
Label Epic/Immortal
Producer Scott Litt, Incubus
Incubus chronology
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
(1997)
Make Yourself
(1999)
Morning View
(2001)
Singles from Make Yourself
  1. "Pardon Me"
    Released: February 22, 2000
  2. "Stellar"
    Released: August 8, 2000
  3. "Drive"
    Released: November 20, 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [2]
The Daily Vault A− [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars [4]
Slant 4/5 stars [5]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [6]

Make Yourself is the third album by American rock band Incubus, released through Epic Records on October 26, 1999. The album has been certified double platinum in the United States along with featuring three charting singles, "Pardon Me", "Stellar", and "Drive", all of which reached the top three of the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.

Overview[edit]

This album saw the beginning of the band's stylistic shift from the metal & funk of previous albums into a more melodic, groove-oriented alternative rock approach. This is apparent in the lack of slap bass and guitar palm muting, which can only slightly be found in "Out From Under". The rapping found extensively on Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. does not appear. The drums are also quieter as just a single pedal is used, this is again heard on later releases.

There is also a tour edition for the album, with a second disc containing three acoustic tracks and one live track. The album is the first to be recorded with new turntablist Chris Kilmore, who replaced DJ Lyfe.

The song "Stellar" is featured in the video game Guitar Hero. It also was included as a part of a 3-song pack via Xbox Live for the Xbox 360 version of Guitar Hero II on April 11, 2007. The song is also again featured in Guitar Hero Smash Hits. The song "Drive" was released as downloadable content for Guitar Hero World Tour, as being released as a part of the Acoustic Pack. The song "Privilege" is featured in the video game MTV Sports: Pure Ride for the PlayStation.

The song "Crowded Elevator" was featured on Scream 3: The Album.

The album is listed on the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The song "I Miss You" was featured on Rocksmith.

The songs "Pardon Me" and "Drive" were released as downloadable content for Rock Band 3.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Boyd, Einziger, Katunich, Kilmore, and Pasillas. 

No. Title Length
1. "Privilege"   3:54
2. "Nowhere Fast"   4:30
3. "Consequence"   3:18
4. "The Warmth"   4:24
5. "When It Comes"   4:00
6. "Stellar"   3:20
7. "Make Yourself"   3:03
8. "Drive"   3:52
9. "Clean"   3:55
10. "Battlestar Scralatchtica"   3:49
11. "I Miss You"   2:48
12. "Pardon Me"   3:44
13. "Out from Under"   3:28
Total length:
48:12

Personnel[edit]

Incubus
Additional musicians
Production
  • Produced by Scott Litt and Incubus
  • Mixed by Scott Litt and Rick Will

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position Album sold (to date)
1999 Billboard 200 47 3.1 million

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1999 "Pardon Me" Modern Rock Tracks 3
Mainstream Rock Tracks 7
2000 "Stellar" Modern Rock Tracks 2
Mainstream Rock Tracks 17
2001 "Drive" Modern Rock Tracks 1
Mainstream Rock Tracks 8
Billboard Hot 100 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mack, Eric. "Make Yourself - Incubus". Attackzonemedia (AZM). Retrieved 13 December 2014. (Alt rock is never explicitly mentioned to be a descriptor of the album in this source, but it's close enough once you read the whole thing.) 
  2. ^ Make Yourself at AllMusic
  3. ^ The Daily Vault Review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone Album Guide
  5. ^ Slant Magazine Review
  6. ^ Sputnikmusic Review