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Legion of BoomLike a new alt-rock record that recycles the basics of grunge, the Crystal Method's third disc is a throwback. For Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, it's...Legion of BoomElectronicLike a new alt-rock record that recycles the basics of grunge, the Crystal Method's third disc is a throwback. For Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, it's...2004-01-16
The Crystal Method

(The Crystal Method: Tim Soter / Retna Ltd.)

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Legion of Boom

Genre: Electronic; Producer (group): V2; Status: In Season

Like a new alt-rock record that recycles the basics of grunge, the Crystal Method’s third disc is a throwback. For Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, it’s still 1996, and bustling big-beat techno – complete with rock guitars and vocal snippets (”Born Too Slow,” featuring ex-Kyuss member John Garcia) – remains a fresh concept. It no longer is, of course, making Legion of Boom a somewhat dated listening experience. But at least it’s energetic nostalgia.

Originally posted January 16 2004 — 12:00 AM EST

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