Make Yourself

Make Yourself is the third studio album by American rock band Incubus, released through Epic Records on October 26, 1999. It is 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.

Make Yourself
Incubus make yourself.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 1999
RecordedMay–June 1999
StudioNRG Studios, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length48:04
Label
Producer
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

CompositionEdit

Style and genresEdit

Make Yourself has been described as a nu metal,[4][5][6] alternative metal,[7] alternative rock[8] and funk rock[9] album, and marks a departure from the group's earlier roots.

ReleaseEdit

A tour edition for the album was also released, 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.

In popular cultureEdit

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 "I Miss You" was featured in the music video game Rocksmith (2011).

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

The song "Drive" was included in the video games Donkey Konga 2 and Guitar Hero Live in addition to being featured in the film Surf's Up.

The song "Privilege" was featured on PlayStation video game MTV Sports: Pure Ride.

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Alternative Press3/5[10]
The Daily VaultA-[11]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music     [12]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide     [13]
Slant Magazine     [14]
Sputnikmusic4/5[15]

Make Yourself received generally positive reviews from critics. The album is listed on the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2021, it was named one of the 20 best metal albums of 1999 by Metal Hammer magazine.[16]

Track listingEdit

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" (instrumental)3:49
11."I Miss You"2:48
12."Pardon Me"3:43
13."Out from Under"3:28
Japan edition bonus track
No.TitleLength
14."Crowded Elevator"4:46
Total length:52:58
Tour edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Pardon Me" (Acoustic)3:47
2."Stellar" (Acoustic)3:16
3."Make Yourself" (Acoustic)3:13
4."Drive" (Live Orchestral Version)4:04

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[26] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[27] Platinum 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[28] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[30] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

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  29. ^ "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.
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