Make Yourself

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Make Yourself
Incubus make yourself.jpg
Studio album by Incubus
Released October 26, 1999
Recorded May–June 1999 in Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 48:12
Label Epic, Immortal
Producer Incubus, 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5[5]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[8]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[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.

Background[edit]

Make Yourself saw the beginning of the band's stylistic shift from the funk metal of previous albums into a more melodic, groove-oriented alternative rock approach.[10] This is apparent in the lack of slap bass and guitar palm muting, which can only slightly be found in "Out from Under". Brandon Boyd does minimum of rapping in the album compared to their previous albums Fungus Amongus and S.C.I.E.N.C.E. which the rapping was found extensively on those albums. The drums are also quieter as just a single pedal is used, this is again heard on later releases.

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 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 Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger, Alex Katunich, Chris Kilmore and Jose 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]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 24
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[12] 30
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 56
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[14] 8
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 45
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 83
US Billboard 200[17] 47

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[18] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[19] Platinum 0^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[21] 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 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. ^ 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. ^ (Vol. 27, No. 13). Indianapolis Monthly. Jul 2004 https://books.google.com.au/books?id=xOkCAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=%22incubus%22+%22pop+rock+album%22&source=bl&ots=-F2lsSEfA5&sig=d-g2nuw3PXuFNC7JIZDzRZaIt3A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwisnK7B9tnJAhXIJKYKHakoA_cQ6AEIHDAA#v=onepage&q=%22incubus%22%20%22pop%20rock%20album%22&f=false. Retrieved 13 December 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Incubus: Make Yourself". Alternative Press: 88. January 2000. 
  6. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-1-84609-856-7. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 403–04. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  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. ^ Grierson, Tim. "Incubus". About.com. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  12. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Incubus – Make Yourself" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  13. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Incubus – Make Yourself". GfK Entertainment. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  14. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Incubus – Make Yourself". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  16. ^ "Incubus | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  17. ^ "Incubus – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Incubus. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  18. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2001 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Incubus – Make Yourself". Music Canada. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Incubus – Make Yourself". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved October 1, 2015.  Enter Make Yourself in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  21. ^ "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