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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)

When Beastie Boys released Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, I can’t remember if the illness of Adam Yauch had been announced or not.  But according to Wikipedia, he knew as early as 2009.  422 more words

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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – To the Five Boroughs (2004)

With the more leisurely approach to making albums that kicked off with Hello Nasty, the Beastie Boys were in a new phase that would end up being the second half of their career.   515 more words

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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (1998)

Hello Nasty is the first time I remember a Beastie Boys album release being a big, highly anticipated deal.  They’d had hits in the past and several albums had gained iconic status, but I feel like they were still seen as a bit of a novelty by the mainstream; The white rappers who did… 682 more words

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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (1994)


While 1986 saw the Beastie Boys big breakthrough with Licensed to Ill, and 1989’s Paul’s Boutique was the critical darling to cement them as serious artists, … 432 more words

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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique (1989)

As a casual Beastie Boys fan, the holy trinity of definitive albums in their catalogue seems to be the Ills, Licensed to and Communication, with the meat in that iconic triumvirate sandwich being… 686 more words

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She's Over It

Written by Ad-Rock and producer Rick “Def Jam” Rubin, the 1985 soundtrack (or “sound track” as it’s listed on the cover) to the smash-bang-hit, She’s On It… 114 more words

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MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill (1986)

Three white Jewish kids form New York in the 80s having a crack at rap.  If there were ever ingredients for a gimmick, that was it.  514 more words

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