In the four years since Los Angeles duo the Crystal Method released its beat-pleasing debut, Vegas (and such accompanying infectious singles as "Busy Child"), electronica went from being the next big

In the four years since Los Angeles duo the Crystal Method released its beat-pleasing debut, Vegas (and such accompanying infectious singles as "Busy Child"), electronica went from being the next big thing in the U.S. to simply being. And that's perhaps what the glorious Tweekend is all about. Like its predecessor, Tweekend finds the pair infusing elements of rock, funk, and hip-hop into its techno-splashed landscape. Unlike what came before, though, the duo wisely experiments with a wider variety of moods and melodies. The dynamic set features contributions from Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland ("Murder"), DJ Swamp ("Name of the Game"), multi-instrumentalist/producer Jon Brion ("Over the Line"), and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who co-produced three tracks. Once again, the Crystal Method ups the electronic ante.—MP