The Clean Version?
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The music is awsome...the claim that this is a clean version is a blatent lie. "Mother F------'s" is quite audible on both cut #5 and #11. As much as I enjoy the music I do resent the false advertizing, If it says it's clean it should be totally clean, no subtle muting of half a word, no hint of what you could have heard had you chosen to purchase the explicit version, just music without objectionable lyrics of any sort. If you can't accomplish that then don't sell a lie."
The Crystal Method has matured and BOY is it good!
J. Rasmussen | Southern California | 08/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Crystal Method's first album Vegas was an excellent album and held it's own in the large waters of electronic music. The media just ate it up, especially their song "Busy Child".With the release of "Tweekend", they are back and have refined their skills to the likes of Leftfield. Every song has a hard bass lines, excellent use of samples, amazing melody, and a driving force bigger than a diesel truck full of adrenaline. The production quality is outstanding. Every song has excellent fidelity and the bass is massive and clear. Ken & Scott took extra time "tweeking" the album until it was perfect and mixed everything 24-bit, then downsampled for a 16-bit CD. The two from Glendale took their time on the album and made sure they had a polished product. Since they have a 24-bit recording, I would LOVE to have a DTS release of this album (HUH?! MAYBE? PLEASE?!)I do find one fault with this album. Some of the offensive samples they used could have easily been taken out and they still would have had a perfect album. They use the "MF" word in a few songs, and is not necessary.If you can look past that flaw, you have before you one of the best electronic albums ever released. Crystal Method, I applause you and thank you for taking the time to make such an amazing album that stands heads and turntables above the rest."
Great beats, excellent mixing
D. Smith | Winchester, VA United States | 01/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Like many other people, I waited years for a follow-up to "Vegas." In a nutshell here's what's great about "Tweekend":*Funkier tracks (there really aren't any un-catchy ones)
*Great vocals on "Mr. Murder"
*Nice variety to keep the longer songs from getting staleWhat would've earned it five stars:*The first four songs have nearly identical beats/tempos - it would've been nice to spread them out so it felt less like a 20-minute protracted song.
*I wish they'd included "More" and their remix of "Magic Carpet Ride" on the album. I downloaded them from Napster last year, but the sound quality isn't the same.All in all, a great album that's perfect for driving - or getting motivated.TCM - please don't wait so long for the next one!"