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When Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland started distributing homemade singles around Los Angeles at the beginning of the '90s, their bass-fortified, hard-rolling techno concoctions perked up the ears of industry impresarios and local scenesters alike. Vegas, their affectionately-titled major label debut, refines the formula. Thick with layers of pounding beats and rock dynamics, it takes the typical club fare and beefs it up with a uniquely western slant. The detectable influences range from the power chords of AC/DC to old school hip-hop patterns to the smooth melodies of Stevie Wonder. On blistering tracks like "Trip Like I Do" and "Keep Hope Alive," the Crystal Method confirm that America has become a force of contention in the electronica field. --Aidin Vaziri

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listen  5. Comin' Back (Album Version) 5:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Keep Hope Alive (Album Version) 6:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Vapor Trail (Album Version) 6:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. She's My Pusher (Album Version) 5:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Jaded (Album Version) 7:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 26, 1997)
  • Original Release Date: August 26, 1997
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: INgrooves Fontana/Outpost
  • ASIN: B000002RBV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,482 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By "weapon_xxx" on March 12, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I've always been an on again and off again semi-dedicated techno/electronica fan (big emphasis on "semi"). Usually my taste in the genre falls under the trance and house music scene. So I was basically stepping on new land when I chose to buy "Vegas" which many of my friends label as "thump, thump...boom, boom techno". The end listening results, being as honest as possible, were a lot of head nodding and booty shaking on my part. "Vegas" and the Crystal Meth duo are nothing short of fun. That's right, FUN techno. From "Trip Like I Do", "Busy Child", "Vapor Trail", "Comin' Back"...actually, the whole shabang. A good mix of rock and roll vibes and groovin mellower beats. My only real gripe against this album is that half of it is probably something you've heard before, either through the radio or in movie soundtracks (I've seen a gajillion futuristic movie previews use at least one Crystal Method track). So that takes off half a point, and the other half a star comes off because you really need a long attention span for this CD. Like another reviewer said, this is music "to use" and not just to listen to. You've got to condition yourself to like it...my best definition is that it's focusing/hype music, (i.e. driving, dancing, sports, studying). Either way you look at it, we all need a little Crystal Meth in our lives.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this cd thinking I may get one, maybe two good cuts. I was happy to find that ALL the cuts are good. "trip like I do" starts off the album and eases into a electro-funk beat then just explodes into a "kick you in the face" jam that totally kicks."busy child" is next and is everything a techno song should be as is "cherry twist" My personal favorite on the cd is "high roller" this song is absolutely amazing. buy this cd just for it alone my one complaint is that I wish I lasted a bit longer. "comin' back" is good but unfortunately they decided to go to the stock techno formula and throw in the cookie cutter female vocals. but who cares, the track is solid despite this. they get right back on track with "keep hope alive" this track just sweeps in and freakin' rocks! the energy stays up for "vapor trail" then "she's My pusher" hits you with some of the most interesting progams on the entire album. "jaded" more stock female vocal (more annoying than 'comin'back' I might add)but once again they wrap the song with excellent beats and programs so you dont mind the little girl voice. the whole thing wraps up with "bad stone" which for me is the next best track on the cd. if you like chemical bros., propellerheads ,delerium, sounds from the ground, etc. you will like .. I like ...dance pool boy!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By "drdre77" on October 5, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Techno has acquired a stereotype of repetition and lack of creativity.This assumption ususally comes from those who hear the radio and/or MTV version of most of the songs and the artists. This is their problem and their loss alike. "The Crystal Method: Vegas" is one of the best CD's relaesed by any artist, of any kind of music in a long time. usually you get 2, maybe 3 songs worth listening to on a CD.I like every song from track (1) "Trip Like I Do to (10) "Bad Stone". It's good, addictive music. You can listen to it, no matter what mood you're in. Busy Child is the only song I no longer listen to anymore. MTV's exploitation on the original "AMP" and the use of it in a GAP commercial ruined it for me. It's still a good song regardless. If you don't like techno, but you haven't heard much, this is the CD to listen to if you want to give it a chance. I recommend it to everyone.
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30 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Christian Zimmerman on June 18, 2002
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Not exactly. While any intelligent person will admit that sometimes you just don't like a genre of music, when a non-fan of electronic music is asked for a reason, the most common response runs along the lines of "it's too boring/it makes me sleepy," a stereotype aquired, no doubt, by associating all electronica with trance. At the other end of the spectrum, one occasionally hears complaints that it's too loud and harsh, and one can easily understand this, especially if someone's only previous contact with electronica was "Fat of the Land" by the Prodigy.
In Vegas, the Crystal Method takes a rather interesting approach. Instead of aiming for one side or the other, they attempt to combine the hypnotic qualities of trance with the aggressive qualities of big beat. For the most part, they succeed.
I could take the time to describe individual tracks, but it will suffice to say that the effect is accomplished through combining thumping hooks with airy keyboards (and excellent vocals by Trixy Reiss) The effect begins to lessen near the end of the album, but not enough to make the listener lose interest. As far as its usefullness as a sleep aid goes, it depends on how good the bass is in your speakers and how sleepy you are (after all, if you're tired enough you can sleep through a Metallica album).
While I wouldn't recommend it as an introduction to the genre, Vegas should be enjoyable to anyone who likes electronic music.
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