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Initially, the sophomore album from California beat-shifters the Crystal Method sounds like the same psychedelic beats and psychotic samples that made their 1997 debut, Vegas, such a riot and established them as the only stateside dance act with real spunk. While Tweekend does apply similar grooves and siren sounds, repeated plays prove that the duo of Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan have learned how to melt the mind in addition to rocking the house. With guest spots by Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Tweekend is both subversive and dance-friendly. In "Murder," Weiland sings over a woozy blend of crunching riffs, wah-wah guitars, Moog moos, and mysterious strings for a kind of twisted BT-like pop poetry. "PHD," "Wild, Sweet and Cool," and the organ-grinding "Roll It Up" are classic beats-and-bliss Crystal Method. But "Name of the Game" is straight-up rock and rage, while "Ten Miles Back" and "Blowout" are surreal drives into a nocturnal desert. Tweekend is so dense and delirious, it's hard to find your way out. But you may not want to return from this lost (T)weekend. --Ken Micallef
Top Customer Reviews
It's no Vegas, but as another reviewer here aptly put, "Did you really want it to be?" Tweekend is all attitude, something the opening track PHD makes sure you're VERY aware of from the get-go. The Method seems to have developed a love affair with the electric guitar and bass during their time since Vegas, and they wail throughout this entire album. Tweekend seems to follow a louder, stronger, harder doctrine, only really slowing down during Over The Line and Ten Miles Back (and even then, just barely). Fans of Vegas need not worry, however. Despite the massive changes to their sound during the first half of the CD, the second half drops into a more "classic" and electronic sounding style akin to Vegas. Never sounds like Vegas, mind you, but it sounds a bit more familiar to those looking for it.
Hip, aggressive and in-your-face, Tweekend is the kind of album that gives neighbors serious headaches. Tracks like The Winner, Roll It Up and Blowout scream to be driven (quickly) to, and would be very at home in a BMW, Audi, or Mitsubishi commercial. Ready For Action and Name Of The Game pump enough adrenaline into your speakers to make you want to start doing push-ups or shadow-box in your living room. Tweekend is Vegas' evil little brother, the one who wants amps that go to 11 on a volume scale of 1 to 10, and the one who has no problem throwing a major big beat party, with or without you.
Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordon are one of those rare acts that actually seem to understand that star power doesn't mean you have to go with the glitter and the gloss. When Tweekend initially dropped, it came with an award of free passes to meet the duo backstage and I happened across one of those wonderful prizes. So, after a show that comprised almost all of their older hits and most of their newer album, I met the two and they were really a far cry from what one would expect from people producing quality material. Their energy level was there, mind you, and so was the creativity that you can feel flowing through the speakers when you play a little of their album. So, in that sense, it wasn't so unusual for a pair of people enjoying their music and actually giving something to it, too. What was interesting was that they seemed like people that enjoyed making music and that poured themselves into that tinderbox, taking all that time to actually make something and make it right. It wasn't about being seen but rather being heard. And I liked that about them.
For anyone that's never listened to the band, they have a way with beats that makes a person want to shed your boring pace.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Anytime I'm getting ready for a hot, sweaty session of raunchy good fun in the love shack I pop in this CD!! Read morePublished on June 28 2007 by brucie boy
I must admit, after picking up this CD I felt dissapointed after Vegas. PHD and Name of the Game were the only two songs to really jump out at me. Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2004 by 420chillin
This CD is by far my favorite CD to go running to and I really enjoy it. This CD has The Name of The Game, And Murder featuring Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots. Read morePublished on May 8 2004
This is by far the worst Crystal Method CD of all time.
It is uninspired, unintelligent, and over all an hour of time that you'll want back. In short, it sucks... Read more
At first listen, this CD doesn't draw you in like Vegas does. However, "Name Of the Game" is by far their greatest song to date and is a blueprint for the rest of... Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003
I wanted this CD to be Vegas II, but it isn't. Every group wants to grow and they did. Just more towards techno and less towards what made them great. Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2003 by kc-scout
This is an excellent album - I like every song on it, and if you hear the songs, you'll likely agree. I really recommend buying this album if you haven't already. Read morePublished on July 18 2003
The Crystal Method has changed directions with this album. They sound a little bit less club/house but they still have that Techno/Electronic/Trance/Dance sound.Published on June 15 2003 by NOFX/AFI 1988