The Crystal Method, ‘Divided by Night’ (Tiny E)
Business is booming for big-beat nostalgia this year: First Norman “Fatboy Slim” Cook returns to active duty with the BPA (and checks into rehab!), then Liam Howlett reunites with Keith Flint for a blast-from-the-past Prodigy disc. Now here’s the Crystal Method with a not-so-fresh batch of rave-rock jock jams seemingly designed toadvertise a car you can no longer afford. Divided by Night sports spirited vocal cameos from busy children such as Matisyahu, Metric’s Emily Haines, and Justin Warfield of She Wants Revenge. But its Sin City sheen is still the stuff of a never- ending retro-’90s joyride to nowhere.