I'm gonna jump right into it here. Divided By Night, the long
awaited release from The Crystal Method, hit the shelves earlier
this year and the electronica/techno/club world rejoiced. All right,
I'm not sure if they rejoiced but I'm really thinking they should
have if they didn't. I know I did.
Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland have been putting out
fantastic music since the late 1990s and have collaborated with many
people over the years without much fail. I'm happy to sit here and
tell you that they didn't let anyone down with this release. It was
well worth the wait. However if you're waiting for another Vegas,
or Tweekend, you're going to be sad. It's just nowhere near
the same. This release is far more lyrical. Far more bass heavy. The
beats and music are just phenomenal. If anything takes you on a musical
journey, this one will.
The Crystal Method has found a brilliant way to intertwine the completely
different styles of artists to create something worthy to stand on
their own, with the artists. Any of these tracks that feature the
likes of Meiko, LMFAO, Matisyahu and the unmistakable
bass styling of Peter Hook from New Order, could easily
stand on their own personal CDs. The Crystal Method never once compromise
their featured artists just to cram two worlds together. They have
perfectly melded with the artist's style instead of having them 'star'
on their own brand of awesome. In fact, there's only three songs on
the entire CD that don't feature another act. The title track, "Divided
By Night," the fifth one "Smile?" and track number
seven, "Double Down Under" are the only ones. That's it
kids. They won't let you down but by far they aren't the most interesting
to me. I know how The Crystal Method does their own songs and I was
happy to hear more variety and other artists featured. I was giddy
to hear that sad bass by Peter Hook play out on "Dirty Thirty"
and "Blunts And Robots." Personally, I was more interested
in what the other artists had to offer with them, and they delivered.
They melded so easily with the duo. It's simply amazing work. It's
Overall, I think people are already so happy to hear from The Crystal
Method after such a long absence. I know I am and it was well worth
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