Legion Of Boom

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2004
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. Los Angeles Times
    75
    To Jordan and Kirkland's credit, they let their guest stars shine without sacrificing the Crystal Method sound. [18 Jan 2004]
  4. Too many tracks get bogged down with a straight-ahead progressive trance formula, where zoning out feels more suitable than attempting to move your feet. Still, because the good stuff is so darn good (and it is), it is easy to brush aside any missteps.
  5. Q Magazine
    70
    Masterfully crafted and shot through with outlaw energy. [May 2004, p.101]
  6. A somewhat dated listening experience.
  7. Mojo
    60
    Legion of Boom is more like the soundtrack to a horror movie than a night of DJ breaks and body shakes. [Feb 2004, p.102]
  8. There are too few surprises amid the usual, admittedly fun, rocktronic rave-ups.
  9. The Crystal brothers score low on originality, but they certainly know how to make cheaply pleasurable noise.
  10. Spin
    50
    [Their] big beats lack the sure-shot hooks of their 1997 debut. [Feb 2004, p.104]
  11. Resembles nothing more than a U.S. major label executive’s idea of what dance music should sound like.
  12. Urb
    40
    TCM has become utterly irrelevant. [Feb 2004, p.78]
  13. Alternative Press
    40
    As full of empty bluster as its title. [Mar 2004, p.110]
  14. 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.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. ChrisB
    May 29, 2005
    10
    Absolutely Amazing CD. Didn't dissapoint in the slightest.
  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 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 Full Review »
  3. 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 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. Full Review »