Legion Of Boom

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Jan 13, 2004
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18

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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. JeffS
    Feb 13, 2004
    9
    Where most Electronic and Dance groups choose the same predictible mind numbing tempos,open hi hat- to bass-to snare chops, and outdated synth programming, TCM always comes at you with a new edge, fresh intricate drum and percussion work (best in the biz), and a heavy wall of sound that is completely unrivaled in the Genre. While groups like The Chemical Brothers and Moby are busy playing Where most Electronic and Dance groups choose the same predictible mind numbing tempos,open hi hat- to bass-to snare chops, and outdated synth programming, TCM always comes at you with a new edge, fresh intricate drum and percussion work (best in the biz), and a heavy wall of sound that is completely unrivaled in the Genre. While groups like The Chemical Brothers and Moby are busy playing it safe, The Crystal Method are pushing the envelope, and changing the faces of their own style. Instead of following the lead of Tweekend, they turn direction on us and bring a new spin on their unmistakeable style. Say what you will, but I'll bet the entertainment industry CONTINUES to borrow the master cuts of TCM for their commercials, t.v. shows and movie soundtracks-proving that these guys are the best there is-and in a sea of electronic mediocrity, they somehow float to the top every time....way to go Scott and Ken! Expand
  4. VladiR
    Jan 28, 2004
    9
    at least quite worth a listening
  5. 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.
  6. RayZ
    Feb 22, 2004
    10
    The Method Gets Better. The best damn Tecnorockomatiriculated piece of muisc ive ever herd. You can play Born too Slow a million times over and it dosent get old nither does weapons of mass distortion. Its plays like one great suroundsound High paced action packed movie with every bang boom, car stunt and explosion you can fit and put it into music form and spit it out on an album that The Method Gets Better. The best damn Tecnorockomatiriculated piece of muisc ive ever herd. You can play Born too Slow a million times over and it dosent get old nither does weapons of mass distortion. Its plays like one great suroundsound High paced action packed movie with every bang boom, car stunt and explosion you can fit and put it into music form and spit it out on an album that only makes u want too join the legion of Boom. I give it a 10 Expand
  7. 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.
  8. 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 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
  9. ChrisB
    May 29, 2005
    10
    Absolutely Amazing CD. Didn't dissapoint in the slightest.
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. 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.