Legion of Boom (2004) 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,… 2004-01-13 The Crystal Method Electronic
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Legion of Boom (2004)

The Crystal Method | 'METHOD' MEN Jordan and Kirkland
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'METHOD' MEN Jordan and Kirkland
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jan 13, 2004; Lead Performance: The Crystal Method; Genre: Electronic

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 Jan 16, 2004 Published in issue #746 Jan 16, 2004 Order article reprints