Tweekend

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Tweekend
TheCrystalMethod-Tweekend.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 31, 2001
Recorded1999–2000
StudioThe Bomb Shelter, Glendale, California
Genre
Length68:53
Label
ProducerThe Crystal Method
The Crystal Method chronology
Vegas
(1997)
Tweekend
(2001)
Community Service
(2002)
The Crystal Method studio album chronology
Vegas
(1997)
Tweekend
(2001)
Legion of Boom
(2004)
Singles from Tweekend
  1. "Blowout"
    Released: July 2, 2001
  2. "Name of the Game"
    Released: August 14, 2001
  3. "Murder"
    Released: November 26, 2001
  4. "Wild, Sweet & Cool"
    Released: December 5, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic62/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle2/5 stars[3]
Blender3/5 stars[1]
Drowned in Sound8/10[4]
E! OnlineB[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[6]
Q3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[7]
Spin5/10[1]

Tweekend is the second studio album by American electronic music duo The Crystal Method, released on July 31, 2001 by Outpost Recordings and Geffen Records. The album title is derived from the demise of the West Coast rave scene in the late 1990s and 2000s.

The album features the single "Name of the Game", which has been featured in many films, television series and commercials. The other two singles from the album were "Murder" and "Wild, Sweet and Cool".

Commercial performance[edit]

Tweekend debuted at #32 on the Billboard 200 in the United States, Crystal Method's highest position on that chart in their history. It also debuted at #6 on the Canadian Albums Chart, selling 9,603 copies in its first week.[8]

Track listing[edit]

[9][10]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."PHD"Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland6:27
2."Wild, Sweet and Cool"Jordan, Kirkland, Tom Morello3:54
3."Roll It Up"Jordan, Scott Weiland6:02
4."Murder (You Know It's Hard)"Jordan, Kirkland, Weiland4:40
5."Name of the Game"Jordan, Kirkland, Morello4:15
6."The Winner"Jordan, Kirkland5:11
7."Ready for Action"Jordan, Kirkland5:01
8."Ten Miles Back"Jonathan Gallivan, Jordan, Kirkland, Byron Wong7:00
9."Over the Line"Jon Brion, Jordan, Kirkland6:54
10."Blowout"Jordan, Kirkland7:57
11."Tough Guy"Jordan, Kirkland11:32
Total length:68:53
  1. Track 11 Contains a hidden track with a remix of "Name of the Game", after one minute of silence from Tough Guy.

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 track listing

  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)

Cover art[edit]

The cover is a direct homage to the album art of the Supertramp album Crisis? What Crisis?

In popular culture[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Austin Chronicle review
  4. ^ Frankowski, Andy. "The Crystal Method - Tweekend". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "The Crystal Method - Tweekend". E! Online. Archived from the original on August 6, 2001. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  7. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2008.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "Crystal Method makes surprise Top 10 debut". Archived from the original on January 11, 2002. Retrieved April 25, 2020.
  9. ^ All Music. "The Crystal Method - Tweekend". All Music. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  10. ^ Discogs. "The Crystal Method - Tweekend". Discogs. Retrieved June 8, 2016.