Tweekend

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Tweekend
Studio album by The Crystal Method
Released July 31, 2001
Recorded 1999-2000
Genre Big beat, electronica, trip hop, electronic rock
Length 68:53
Label Outpost/Geffen
Producer The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method chronology
Vegas
(1997)
Tweekend
(2001)
Community Service
(2002)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle 2/5 stars[3]
Billboard (favorable)[4]
Blender 3/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B−[5]
Neumu.net 6/10 stars[6]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[1][7]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[8]
Spin (5/10)[1]

Tweekend is the second album by American duo The Crystal Method, released in 2001. The album featured the hit lead single "Name of the Game", which has been featured in many films, television shows and commercials. The other two singles from the album were "Murder" (a.k.a. "You Know It's Hard") and "Wild, Sweet and Cool". The album title is derived from the massive demise of the West Coast rave scene in the late 1990s and 2000s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "PHD" – 6:27
  2. "Wild, Sweet and Cool" – 3:54
  3. "Roll It Up" – 6:02
  4. "Murder (You Know It's Hard)" – 4:43
  5. "Name of the Game" – 4:19
  6. "The Winner" – 5:11
  7. "Ready For Action" – 5:01
  8. "Ten Miles Back" – 7:00
  9. "Over the Line" – 6:54
  10. "Blowout" – 7:57
  11. "Tough Guy" – 11:32
    • Contains a hidden track with a remix of "Name of the Game"

Personnel[edit]

Note: Alternate versions of this album have "Murder" and "Over the Line" switched around.

The album was packaged with a bonus disc for the Australian/New Zealand Tour With the tracklisting

  1. Busy Child (Überzone Mix)
  2. Name of the Game (Hybrid Blackout in LA Mix)
  3. Name of the Game (Eric Kupper's Deep Dub Mix)
  4. You Know It's Hard (John Creamer & Stephane K Mix)
  5. You Know It's Hard (Dub Pistols Dub Mix)
  6. You Know It's Hard (Koma and Bones Mix)

Cultural references[edit]

"Name of the Game" was revived for a Hummer H3 television advertisement in 2006, was featured in episodes of Dark Angel and NCIS, in the movie "Fast & Furious 6", and in the original Splinter Cell video game.

"Roll It Up" has been used in Nissan and Adidas ads, an episode of Dark Angel, Zoolander and the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard

"The Winner" was featured in the video games FreQuency and NBA Live 2002, the series finale of Dark Angel "Freak Nation," and as the theme song for the Cedar Point roller coaster Wicked Twister.

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