Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The 11 Best Songs By The Crystal Method

So I want to continue my rant about American Idol.

In the past, when you wanted to discover new music, you turned on the radio...or MTV...and watched for an hour. In that time, you heard about 12 songs. Let's say you liked 5 of those songs. If you wanted to buy them, then you could just go down to the store and purchase them.

But now, with satelite radio and ipods...people are only listening to music they already know and like. Currently, their only exposure to new music/artists comes when they watch American Idol. But here's the difference. In a show, you get to see at the most 12 artists competing. If you like 5 of those artists...too bad. You can't go buy them. And some of them...you'll never get to buy. Only one of them is guaranteed a record deal...and that record won't be coming out for 8 months. By then...most of the 25 million people who voted for them...have already moved on to the next season.

Since most people are listening to American Idol to hear new music...they're not spending time in other places to hear new music. They are only intested in the American Idol music. But when the show is on...they can't buy it. And because they're obsessing about American Idol music, they're not looking for new music from other resources...so that suffers, too. It's basically a lose-lose situation.

This week sees the release of the 4th Crystal Method album, Divided By the Night . A band who started off being called a Chemical Brothers knock-off has now survived well beyond their expiration date, proving to everyone that they've been severely underestimated. You can't grow determination like this on a game show. The new album features guest spots by Peter Hook of New Order, Matisyahu, and Jason Lytle. Get it now for only $2.99!!!

Here are the 11 Best Songs By The Crystal Method:

1. Comin' Back (Vegas)
2. Born Too Slow (Legion of Boom)
3. Keep Hope Alive (Vegas)
4. Murder (Tweekend)
5. Trip Like I Do w/Filter (Spawn)
6. Wild Sweet Cool (Tweekend)
7. Busy Child (Vegas)
8. Bound Too Long (Legion of Boom)
9. Roll It Up (Tweekend)
10. Weapons of Mass Distortion (Legion of Boom)
11. Name of the Game (Tweekend)

Buy the Crystal Method's new album, Divided By the Night (now only $2.99). Hey...if you like three songs...it's the same price to buy the whole album!!

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