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Customer Reviews

Killer! A Must Own

From start to finish, this album does not disappoint. You could put it on the shelf, take it out, and play it years later and it will still be one of your favorite albums.

My favorite album of all time

IMO this is by far their best album. Every track sounds different from the last, and yet they all fit in just fine. Definitely a timeless classic. "So What'cha Want" is the first Beastie Boys song I ever heard, around eight years ago now, and it's still one of their best, though I'd have to say "Professor Booty" is now my favorite cut from this album.

My favorite B Boys album

With Paul's Boutique as a close second, I love how Check Your Head is more in your face. I can't not dance from track one on. Love love it.


Formed: 1979 in New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As the first white rap group of any importance, the Beastie Boys received the scorn of critics and strident hip-hop musicians, both of whom accused them of cultural pirating, especially since they began as a hardcore punk group in 1981. But the Beasties weren't pirating -- instead, they treated rap as part of a post-punk musical underground, where the D.I.Y. aesthetics of hip-hop and punk weren't that far apart. Of course, the exaggerated b-boy and frat-boy parodies of their unexpected hit debut...
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