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Japanese Version featuring a Bonus Track; 'you Know It's Hard (John Cramer and Stephane K Remix)'
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
"Tweekend" kicks and roars in every track with no let down.There are no fillers here to mess with, this is basically an all out, balls-on, high quality club album.
You get gut-wrenching guitars mixed with in-yer-face beats. What is impossible is to keep from not moving while listening to it as this album finds Crystal Method at their most dynamic and energising form.
More descriptions? Most of the trax on offer could easily accompany high speed video games or action films, and there's no DJ with a genuine feeling for intelligent hard pumpin' grooves that could omit the "Method" from his program.
The "Name of the game" and "Over the line" stand out -allthough making a choice over so many good tracks is really not easy- with the first being basically a Beastie Boys meeting Prodigy meet Filter and going to a metal bar and the second being a definitive dark club track hymn that leaves you in awe no matter how offen you spin it.
What makes Tweekend special is the attention to *sound*. Everything is complex, layered, and arranged very carefully. There are many points on the album where there is a sound that's just so perfect that I can't imagine it being otherwise.
I couldn't stop moving from the moment I put it on -- I was lost in the swirling, subsonic patterns of PHD, and the next two tracks I found equally enthralling. I think just the intro to Roll It Up alone is incredibly awesome (esp with headphones). What's not to like?
I can see electronic music and dance fans being disappointed because much of the album simply doesn't offer the usual beats and sounds. In many ways, they are more rock than dance, and that is one of the things I like about the record, and which sets it apart from much other electronic music. It's not strictly for dancing any more than New Order is. It is much more of an electronic rock/funk album; there are guitars, organs, vibes, and other non-synthesized sounds. It doesn't give off the same electronic sheen that Vegas does. I mean, a rock fan will never mistake it for one of their own, but there's just enough of the influence to make a techno fan feel it. And Tweekend borrows a bit of the noise aesthetic from industrial music as well; some of the sounds just aren't...pleasant. There's a lot of distortion, rumbling, clanging. Cool stuff if you like that sort of thing. I love it myself.Read more ›
PHD and Name Of The Game are good Crystal Method tracks and many of the others are listenable as well. The low point, in my opinion, is Murder which features Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots) on vocals. I like Scott Weiland and I like Crystal Method, so I fully expected this track to be a favorite. Then I listened to it... ugh. Too repetitive and the vocals just don't let Weiland do what he does best -- intimate vocals with lyrics that have several layers of meaning.
If someone told you to check out Crystal Method, don't start with this one... go directly to Vegas. But if you liked Vegas and want to see where they went from there, this one's not bad. There's certainly a lot worse out there on the scene.
While Crystal Method's debut Vegas made giant leaps for techno-rock being incorporated alongside the Nintendo Generation and adding clout to stateside dance music, Tweekend is barely a worthwhile sophomore release. With Scott Weiland (vocals on the crunchy "Murder") and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello "tweeking" on Tweekend, a more tougher, raw energy lies behind the songs making the band sound more like Limp Bizkit engaged to the Chemical Brothers. Tweekend is straight up rock and (techno) roll. "Name of the Game", "PHD" are dense and delirious with beats and bliss, thrashing distorted guitars and industrial angst, while "Ten Miles Back" and "Blowout" are the catchy, wandering, ambient tracks that do little to save the overall record. Despite the clean, smooth sound of Vegas, Crystal Bizkit did it wrong this time getting into too much keyboard noodling on songs that don't seem to build into anything. There's no tight song structure or even a shadow of the anthemic-like music hooks we've come to expect from the band.
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
The Crystal Method's debut album, Vegas, is widely hailed as a classic, and appropriately so. The gritty and hip yet epic CD redefined what the "American techno" sound... Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Tango-Charlie
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
This is Crystal Methods's second album "Tweekend" it took them almost 5 years to come up with a follower to the great "Vegas", unfortunately this isn't as good... Read morePublished on April 12 2004 by Josephll
"Tweekend", the long awaited follow-up to the Crystal Method's successful debut "Vegas", failed to capture the same success as it's predecessor, but is still... Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004
After successfully showing their international audience how technotronic music and themes from The Dark Crystal could energize dancefloors (and N2O - The Playstation videogame... Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by TorridlyBoredShopper
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