Legion Of Boom - The Crystal Method
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  • Summary: The third album for the Los Angeles-based electronica duo of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland includes guest appearances by Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Lisa Vennum-Kekaula (The BellRays), Jon Brion and Milla Jovovich.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. An album that breaks little new ground, but further entrenches the Method as America's finest producers of dance music made for rock & roll people.
  2. A mind-twisting collision of rock, techno and hip-hop.
  3. To Jordan and Kirkland's credit, they let their guest stars shine without sacrificing the Crystal Method sound. [18 Jan 2004]
  4. There are too few surprises amid the usual, admittedly fun, rocktronic rave-ups.
  5. The Crystal brothers score low on originality, but they certainly know how to make cheaply pleasurable noise.
  6. 50
    [Their] big beats lack the sure-shot hooks of their 1997 debut. [Feb 2004, p.104]
  7. 30
    The problem is not the lumbering, mid-tempo beats or the terrible lyrics (“Synthesizer, crystallizer, realizer”), although neither help. It’s the sense that you’ve heard every synthesized squelch and ambient breakdown before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. BenA
    Apr 11, 2005
    10
    How can people say this album is bad? sure it isnt anything new, but who cares? they are sticking with what works for them, and for us, the people who will buy the damn cd. Expand
  2. TrevorM
    May 7, 2005
    10
    Who in the hell would put a 1 to this Album????Is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have 3 favorite songs on it....Realizer,True Grit,and I know its you!!!This is an awesome disc. I give a 10 Expand
  3. ChrisB
    May 29, 2005
    10
    Absolutely Amazing CD. Didn't dissapoint in the slightest.
  4. RicB
    Jan 26, 2004
    9
    More awesome stuff from TCM. It's a definite mix between and logical progression from Vegas and Tweekend, combining the former's vocals and more upbeat feel with some of Tweekend's darker heavier songs. On occasion the vocal use seems just a little bit out of place, but this is rare. Legion of Boom contains some atypical loops, i.e. some really catchy guitar work by Wes Borland at the beginning of Born Too Slow, but keeps the same pumping, high-energy, making-you-want-to-dance feel of all of TCM's work. Awesome stuff. Expand
  5. BitBurn
    Jan 17, 2004
    8
    Yeah OK. It's all been heard before. Same formula, a couple new loops and samples and there you got it. But wait!! This is still a very well done record. And I totally agree with "Billboard's" review at the top of the page. There's enough sparkling grooves here to make you forget the dirt. Expand
  6. MacM
    Jan 29, 2004
    7
    Their balls are still very much big and hanging out the front of the zipper and it's a wonderful way to hang out. Ok, so we've seen and heard them before but they still know how to get the party going without the rubbish dressage that other dance acts pace their albums with. Expand
  7. JIMmean
    Jan 21, 2004
    1
    hated it

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