Make Yourself

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Make Yourself
Incubus make yourself.jpg
Studio album by Incubus
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
RecordedMay 1999 – June 1999 at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length48:12
LabelEpic, Immortal
ProducerIncubus, Scott Litt
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
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3/5[5]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic4/5[9]

Make Yourself is the third studio album by American rock band Incubus, released through Epic Records on October 26, 1999. The album has been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and produced three charting singles—"Pardon Me", "Stellar", and "Drive"—all of which reached the top three of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart, with the latter topping the chart and also becoming the band's sole top ten hit to date on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number nine.

Composition[edit]

Style and genres[edit]

Make Yourself has been described as a nu metal,[10] alternative metal,[11] alternative rock,[12] heavy metal[13] and funk rock[14] album, and marks a departure from the group's earlier roots.

Release[edit]

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 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 tracks written by Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Alex Katunich, Chris Kilmore and Jose Pasillas.

No.TitleLength
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"3:43
13."Out from Under"3:28

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[15] 24
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[16] 30
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[17] 56
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[18] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 45
UK Albums (OCC)[20] 83
US Billboard 200[21] 47

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[22] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[23] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[24] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[26] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mack, Eric. "Make Yourself - Incubus". Attackzonemedia (AZM). Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "Make Yourself – Incubus". AllMusic. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "The Un-Comfort Zone: The Best and the Worst of Nu Metal - The Raw Alternative". Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Indianapolis Monthly - Google Books" (Vol. 27, No. 13). Indianapolis Monthly. Jul 2004. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Incubus: Make Yourself". Alternative Press (138): 88. January 2000.
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Kemp, Rob (2004). "Incubus". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 403–04. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (April 14, 2001). "Incubus: Make Yourself". Slant Magazine. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  9. ^ Fisher, Tyler (January 13, 2007). "Incubus – Make Yourself". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  11. ^ "Incubus Make Yourself - Album Review - Slant Magazine". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  12. ^ "1990s alt-rockers still draw crowds - Toronto Star". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Make Yourself - Incubus - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Incubus: Make Yourself - Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.com". Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Incubus – Make Yourself" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Incubus – Make Yourself". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  18. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  20. ^ "Incubus | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  21. ^ "Incubus Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  22. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  23. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Incubus – Make Yourself". Music Canada. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  24. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum Albums". Radioscope. 17 July 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – Incubus – Make Yourself". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 1, 2015. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Make Yourself in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  26. ^ "American album certifications – Incubus – Make Yourself". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved October 1, 2015. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.