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Incubus – HQ Live

Over the course of one week in the summer of 2011 Incubus took over a warehouse in West Los Angeles and turned it into what they describe as a mix between an art gallery, pop up store and living room where fans got the chance to get up close and personal with the band in instrument clinics, q&a sessions, video chats and large art canvases. Every night the band ended with a fan-created set list and on the last night they played their new album (‘If Not Now, When?”) in its entirety. At the same time all this was streamed and fans from all over the world got to pitch in through Twitter, Facebook, Livestream, TweetBeam and YouTube. This release comes both with a CD and a DVD portion.

The CD is a pretty good collection of Incubus tunes and everything sounds great. One thing that is pretty obvious though is that their more recent material isn’t quite up to the same level as their older tunes. Something you probably already know if you’ve heard the new album.
The DVD comes with more songs from the entire Incubus catalog and is mixed in with interviews and snippets of the HQ live sessions. It’s all very elaborate and nicely done but in the end this release still boils down to a live DVD of the band in a more intimate setting. One for the fans!
Score: 7 out of 10

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