The Crystal Method


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Intended as a soundtrack for a 45-minute workout, the Crystal Method's Drive is a nonstop mix of the duo's own recent material save their remix of the Doors' "Roadhouse Blues," which uses little of the original tune. Not that different than the average club set, the flow goes from warm-up to workout and on to cool-down. Most of the material is new, which should help satisfy fans who have waited through years of mix albums and reissues, and the duo has lost none of its touch, making some of the freshest and futuristic funky breaks material to come out of the U.S. Originally an exclusive digital download, the 2008 CD of Drive adds four bonus tracks that don't fit with the flow and aren't mixed together, either. Best of the lot is "Don't Stop," a slick track that takes everything good about their hit "Busy Child" and increases the tempo. A fringe release but a satisfying one.

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