13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Linking timeless Zeppelin and Sabbath riffs to heavy-bottomed funk with hook-savvy producer Rick Rubin, the Beastie Boys made first-rate party music that defined the late '80s. “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” displayed an understanding of metal, while “Paul Revere,” “Time to Get Ill” and “Hold It, Now Hit It” swung and bounced furiously.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Linking timeless Zeppelin and Sabbath riffs to heavy-bottomed funk with hook-savvy producer Rick Rubin, the Beastie Boys made first-rate party music that defined the late '80s. “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)” and “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” displayed an understanding of metal, while “Paul Revere,” “Time to Get Ill” and “Hold It, Now Hit It” swung and bounced furiously.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.8K Ratings
1.8K Ratings
Jake In Salt Lake ,

Great Hip Hop Album

Beastie Boys album is one of the greatest hip hop albums to date. It's strength comes from the great beats, solid lyrics, and NY style. A must for any music collection.

TheTallOne ,

The Best(ie) Album Ever!

This has a little bit of everything, because this was when the Beasties still had the punk rock feel. It is amazing that these songs have been hits for so long. If you look ate songs 7-9, these all get radio play, and are some of the most memorable Beatsies Boys tracks. "Paul Revere" is the tall tale of how the group started, and "Fight For Your Right" is corny yet strangly awesome. "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" also appeals to the rock audience as it has great guitar riffs. The juvinille "Brass Monkey" is also memorable. This album is a must buy.

bigpimpin225 ,

Liscensed To Ill

The Beasties' classic 1986 debut hit the scene like a 500 ton megablast -- the first rap record to reach No. 1. It's loaded with crass humor, pop culture references, and numerous odes to dust, beer, and girls. Backed by rock-tinged 808 beats from Rick Rubin and Run-D.M.C., the album is a far cry from their later, more politically correct work. Obnoxious rap at its finest.

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