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Beastie Boys: To The 5 BoroughsTo The 5 Boroughs (2004)
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19:39:52 Fatty B: so i got the new bestie boys album off a friend 19:39:58 Fatty B: i'm not sure what i think yet 19:40:12 Fuzzy: from what i've heard. i enjoy their intense love of NY 19:40:19 Fatty B: haha 19:40:25 Fatty B: they certainly to heart the ny 19:40:50 Fatty B: the beats are kind o.
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19:39:52 Fatty B: so i got the new bestie boys album off a friend
19:39:58 Fatty B: i'm not sure what i think yet
19:40:12 Fuzzy: from what i've heard. i enjoy their intense love of NY
19:40:19 Fatty B: haha
19:40:25 Fatty B: they certainly to heart the ny
19:40:50 Fatty B: the beats are kind of odd though
19:40:59 Fuzzy: i would imagine so
19:41:07 Fuzzy: i watched a video of them, like a promo one
19:41:12 Fuzzy: its a mini/mock interview
19:41:18 Fuzzy: i think they've finally gone old jew insane
19:41:21 Fatty B: they're a little to "frenetic" for the beastie boys previous product
19:41:44 Fatty B: like they got a lot of hits
19:41:53 Fatty B: highly reverby hits
19:42:04 Fatty B: and fast hi-hat patterns
19:42:09 Fuzzy: hmm
19:42:15 Fuzzy: i can deal with that
19:42:28 Fatty B: it doesn't sound like standard "laid back punk funk" adrock kinda beats
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Right Right Now Now" (19:42:43)
19:44:32 Fatty B: like they still make me wanna get on the floor and patty duke it, do the smurf and the broom and all, but...
19:45:03 Fatty B: but i'm one funky brotha, so everyone elses mileage may vary
19:45:17 Fuzzy: i'd imagine i'll love it
19:45:23 Fuzzy: they really have never done any wrong by me
19:45:24 Fatty B: like hammer, i'm the funky head hunter justin
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - 3 The Hard Way" (19:45:28)
19:45:29 Fatty B: nope
19:46:03 Fatty B: it's definitely good, but it's by far from immediate i think
19:46:17 Fuzzy: that probably makes it a lot better
19:46:45 Fuzzy: when clint and i were at lalo's Edge breakin party, Super Disco Breakin came on and i was all like "shiiiiit" and clint was like "wats this"
19:46:53 Fuzzy: and i was like "shit nigga, don't play me like that"
19:47:01 Fuzzy: and he was like "sorry, i'm white and lanky"
19:47:06 Fatty B: true
19:47:45 Fatty B: this track is really good
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - It Takes Time To Build" (19:48:18)
19:49:15 Fuzzy: the thing is, i think the majority of people will diss it
19:49:23 Fuzzy: because that's the scenester thing to do now
19:49:32 Fuzzy: since indie hop is taking off with white kids
19:49:36 Fatty B: diss the beastie boys?
19:49:53 Fuzzy: yeah
19:50:01 Fatty B: what kind of scenester would dare diss the boys?
19:50:09 Fuzzy: the kind that don't care bout music
19:50:11 Fatty B: like, don't they know that's there ancestors
19:50:11 Fuzzy: just image
19:50:27 Fatty B: like shit, i mean, so much of hipster culture is so beastie boys
19:50:38 Fatty B: and i'm talking like circa 92 beastie boys
19:50:43 Fatty B: ain't no new thing
19:50:51 Fuzzy: oh yeah
19:51:01 Fuzzy: i know
19:51:05 Fuzzy: which is why they'll diss it
19:51:06 Fatty B: that's so sad
19:51:13 Fuzzy: scenesters are postmodern man
19:51:15 Fatty B: god i hate scenesters
19:51:16 Fuzzy: tearing down their history
19:51:21 Fuzzy: and rebuilding it as they see fit
19:51:22 Fatty B: it's like hip, only more transient
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Rhyme The Rhyme Well" (19:51:28)
19:51:39 Fatty B: it's like social butterfly hipsters
19:51:45 Fatty B: adhd hipsters
19:52:10 Fuzzy: haha
19:52:50 Fatty B: we'll see, i'm sure pitchfork will/has reviewed the album
19:53:02 Fuzzy: oh man
19:53:07 Fuzzy: i cant even imagine the idiocy
19:53:09 Fatty B: and most of "the kids" ("those kids") will let that be their opinion
19:53:35 Fatty B: fuckin pitchfork
19:53:37 Fuzzy: yeah
19:53:45 Fuzzy: its so obnoxoius
19:53:55 Fatty B: do i hate thee or buddy head more, i'm so emotionally conflicted
19:54:09 Fuzzy: i enjoy buddyhead at least
19:54:12 Fuzzy: they're funny
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble" (19:54:18)
19:54:21 Fuzzy: and don't seem to think they're serious journalists
19:54:29 Fuzzy: pitchfork takes themselves VERY seriously
19:54:33 Fatty B: well, in that kind of "titty, hehe, we got to say titty" kind of way
19:54:40 Fuzzy: ahah
19:54:44 Fatty B: and far be it from me to knock such a style
19:54:57 Fatty B: i have mined it's fertile fields from time to time
19:55:05 Fatty B: but, you know, i'm clever at least
19:55:11 Fatty B: ;);)
19:55:35 Fuzzy: haha
19:55:36 Fuzzy: kind of
19:55:54 Fatty B: you know what this album feels like
19:56:19 Fatty B: cookie pussy era beastie boys, with better technology
19:56:53 Fuzzy: hahah
19:57:00 Fuzzy: man, that means it's super awesome
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Hey Fuck You" (19:57:03)
19:57:05 Fatty B: hehe
19:57:09 Fatty B: i think it may be
19:57:47 Fuzzy: its one release i'm okay with waiting till it's released for
19:57:49 Fatty B: it's kind of almost got a run dmc rock box feel too
19:58:05 Fatty B: like, 808s all over the place, but a permutable style
19:58:33 Fatty B: "cross-genre" if you will, "rap rock" if you must
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Oh Word" (19:59:23)
19:59:41 Fuzzy: we need to send this convo in somewhere as a review
19:59:51 Fatty B: you know, i think i might like this more than hello nasty
20:00:22 Fatty B: hello nasty was good, but a times it kind of wore on like a really good band that wasn't trying it's hardest
20:00:37 Fuzzy: i can appreciate that assessment
20:00:42 Fuzzy: even though its really fucking awesome
20:00:47 Fatty B: yeah it is
20:01:00 Fatty B: could have used some pruning though
20:01:04 Fuzzy: like, its got a lot of songs that actually raise me to my seat
20:01:07 Fuzzy: yeah, exactly
20:01:10 Fuzzy: its got some filler on it
20:01:21 Fatty B: there was a little too much b-side/filler material floating about on it
20:01:36 Fuzzy: man, we're fucking music journalists, without any cred
20:01:42 Fatty B: haha
20:01:51 Fatty B: fuck unsolicited and shit
20:02:15 Fatty B: uninsured journalist-terrorists on the loose
20:02:17 Fatty B: fuck
Away Message: "Beastie Boys - Thats It Thats All" (20:02:23)
20:02:38 Fatty B: now the nca's got us
20:02:46 Fatty B: i through up a flag word
20:02:53 Fuzzy: haha
20:03:09 Fatty B: we're gonna be convicted of thought crime under the patriot act for sure
20:03:11 Fuzzy: when i move to san fran, let's do music journalism spider jerusalem style
20:03:24 Fatty B: sweet
20:03:34 Fuzzy: we can just burst into places
20:03:35 Fatty B: oh, i finally read the final trade by the by
20:03:39 Fuzzy: and be like "WHY DO YOU SUCK"
20:03:42 Fatty B: it was good
20:03:43 Fuzzy: isnt it good?
20:03:51 Fatty B: but not like amazing or nothing
20:04:05 Fuzzy: i enjoyed it the most out of all the "modern" comics that have ended
20:04:09 Fatty B: but, i don't think it was a story that need a "BIG" finish
20:04:11 Fuzzy: like, sandman, preacher, etc
20:04:18 Fuzzy: it needed a real finish
20:04:23 Fatty B: yah

 

 
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Anonymous (August 4, 2007)

yeah

Anonymous (July 7, 2007)

Score is for reviewing hip-hop bands at punknews.

ZAchAtTacK420 (September 9, 2006)

Punk As Fuck

rightcliqificus (July 13, 2004)

Whoops. Forgot to rate the album as low as possible. Also, that should've read "you're NOT punk just because you listen to so-called punk music"... dickweeds... douchebags. lets see, what else?

rightcliqificus (July 13, 2004)

Dickweeds, who gives a god damn how punk they were in 1987? They're clearly not punk now. Blink 182 you can almost understand, because they at least emulate punk.....sorta... but this is just ridiculous. Barry Manilow could say he was influenced by punk. Ever hear "Mandy"? That song is waaaay more punk than anything the beastie boys have ever done. Wait... that might not be true, but nonetheless it doesn't matter who influenced a band. you're punk just because you like punk music. it takes a lot more than that. these fuckers are currently not punk, and therefore have no place here. This isn't one of those grey area things like blink 182 or good charlotte, where they aren't punk but sorta sound like it so there's no point in bitiching. These douchebags are flat out not even a little bit punk. There's no confusion. There's no grey area. They're waaaay across the line.

Anonymous (July 5, 2004)

Props to the kid that promoted my Scenepointblank review - seriously that means a lot to me.

Anonymous (June 25, 2004)

does anyone know when the new bad brains disc that adam of the beasties produced is gonna come out.????

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

I havent heard this album but old Beastie Boys is great and to the person who said they have no place on punknews.org, they used to play punk, are highly influenced by it, and even have straight up punk rock songs on Check Your Head and License To Ill so that comment was a little stupid. Its not like they reviewed the new Juvenile album or something.

Fuzzy (June 23, 2004)

My serious review, but it may not be posted here.

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

Pitchfork is overrated and inconsistent.

Does anyone have the original review? I want to see what all the fuss is about. I saw today when I went to the site that there was a retraction and that Brent DiCrescenzo had made up a bunch of shit. Then tonight I went and they had what seems to be a new review up written by him. What gives?

He was my least favorite reviewer on the site but I am curious about what happened.

Anonymous (June 23, 2004)

the new jay-z album is tight unlike all of your assholes, faggots!

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

That review is terrible. And this is coming from the kid who did that "interview with the artist in the ambulance" concept review.

-GreenVandal!

FortyMinutesWest (June 22, 2004)

To the person who said Pitchfork's reviews were like high school: you're dead on, but not in the way you think. I remember trying to impress my teachers by throwing out all the big words I could, I'd ramble on aimlessly and bullshit my way through 10 page essays without making any real points. Of course, since the writing was so flowery, the teachers gave me good grades anyway. So yeah, Pitchfork really does remind me of high school.

For those of you pushing Pitchfork's review of this album down everyone's throat, I have some bad news. It seems that there was so much negative feedback that the writer "resigned." But don't worry, I'm sure he's found a great job at Barnes and Noble, where he can pretend to be an aspiring writer.

Imposs1ble (June 22, 2004)

ah, that's derogatory.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

So who's going to review the new Jay-Z album?

"Punk" is a broad label (labels suck dick as it is), but it doesn't make sense for a Beastie Boys album to be on Punknews.org. To to allmusic.com for a CD review or something.

Ah well, the CD sucks ass along with the review anyways. No one gives a fuck about these fags anymore.

soulbleed (June 22, 2004)

um .. wtf. this review sucks worse than anything i ever did ever.

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

Better review:
http://www.scenepointblank.com/modules.php?op=modload&na me=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=252

Anonymous (June 22, 2004)

i think it would of been easier to read if there names weren't so similar.

Fuzzy (June 21, 2004)

I also begged Adam to post it. Mostly to see the community writhe in anguish. OH THE JOY!

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

i really don't like gay people

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

This site's reviews are to elementary school as Pitchfork reviews are to High School.

They are just different.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

yup, I'm gonna bitch too...

SUCK SUCK SUCK... BITCH!

sickboi (June 21, 2004)

"Uh, I'm gonna sit here and bitch...uh-huh-huh"

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

What a great review. I wish more review were like this! It's funny and totally hip. Cool!

FortyMinutesWest (June 21, 2004)

So, are you guys going to sit there and bitch, or are you going to write a review?

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

Ira Gilligan: Please, call me Ira. I donâ??t like Gilligan.

G.O.B.: Who doesnâ??t like Gilligan?

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

get this damn review off of here and put one up that is actually coherent...

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

Review, terrible, - album, brilliant-oldpunker-

FortyMinutesWest (June 21, 2004)

"True, but its indeed the staff who has the decision to post all reviews, whether they write it or not. If they post it, they endorse it. "

Not really.

It might have been the only review submitted, it might've been the only review that fit into the guidelines. If stuff that only Scott agreed with or endorsed got posted, there wouldn't be a lot of reviews.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

Review sucks sweaty man balls and so do the Beastie Faggots for that copy protection bullshit.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Jeez, everyone's getting really bent out of shape over this whole copy protection thing. If you read, it's only for outside the US and UK. I feel bad for the international people, but people here need to relax. There's nothing on there for most of us.

By the way, this album's kinda eh. Somewhere inbetween their other stuff for me at least.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

True, but its indeed the staff who has the decision to post all reviews, whether they write it or not. If they post it, they endorse it.

"To the person below, what's ironic about it? This wasn't written by a staff reviewer."

"Problem with this review was that the reviewer(s) was/were way too conscious about how cool they sound. The insecurities they have, man, like they still make me wanna get on the floor and patty duke it, do the smurf and the broom and all, but... "

hahahahahahahahaha couldnt have put it better myself. The Punknews staff likes to bitch about how "wordy" or "pretentious" Pitch Fork is, and then an review like this pops up on the site. OHHHHH THE IRONY......

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Oops, someone already posted that.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

ATTENTION!

If you purchased this CD and plan to play it in your computer, disable AUTOPLAY in Windows first.

Because it installs shit on your computer to check out what you're dooooooooing.

There's an article on Slashdot.org, enjoy.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

very good. if you like 80s rap, you'll love this. way more simple than the last full length.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

In other news, GTA: San Andreas is going to be the best game to come out this year. No other game will match it. It's 4 times as big as Vice City.

-BSDarkley

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Great as in, great "hip hop" that is. Their hardcore stuff is kinda "eh".

-BSD

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

I really don't even like them, but you have to respect them for knowing about music... If you only see them for their video singles, you're getting 1/4 of the picture. Great band.

-BSD

sickboi (June 20, 2004)

The Beastie Boys started as a punk band, and some of their music has punk influence...ever heard "Time for Livin"? You stupid, ignorant fuck. I hope that truck gets lost and runs you over instead.

rightcliqificus (June 20, 2004)

also, i the reviewer is a moron, and catching all the missed spelling and grammarical errors would be an arduous task.. this guy uses cliche catch phrases almost better than bush..... nucular

rightcliqificus (June 20, 2004)

the fact that you guys are even considering the beastie boys as decent music is astonishing, especially on this site. i'm not sure what about the beastie boys is punk. not only do they not sound punk, but their lyrical content is just pop gibberish. and yes, i've heard the entire album. its vey very very bad. i hope those guys get hit by a truck

yellowtrash (June 20, 2004)

If you don't like this album, I wouldn't be surprised. In a recent Billboard article, the Beastie Boys were under pressure to release this album by their label and management. It probably would've taken them another 7 years to release it if they wanted.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

This is by far the worst review I've read on this site. And that says a lot.

_Sexy_Pants_ (June 20, 2004)

Review sucks.

I was extremely disappointed with this album. The Beastie Boys have always been doing rap a little differently than all the others, with a lot of texture and a lot of emphasis on lyrical flow. The bassline wasn't top important either, unlike other rappers.

Hello Nasty was a step in a different direction, especially towards the end of the CD where it started getting really chill and really not rap at all. I liked that direction though.

This is supposed to be old school, and it seems like a) a throwback to their worst album License to Ill (and if you say it's their best, then you haven't listened to any others) b) regular hip-hop today. This stuff is all about the BOOM Boo-boo-Boom bassline and the songs like the individual feel that you'd get from others. The album also lacks the variety all their other albums have given us, especially after Hello Nasty.

I won't say it's bad. For the type of stuff they're doing, it's really good. But I don't have any reason to listen to this over my Jay-Z album. If I wanted to listen to rap, I'd prefer listening to that. If I wanted to listen to the Beastie Boys, I would listen to Paul's or Check Your Head or Hello Nasty

adam (June 20, 2004)

"readers should all be aware that this album "is bundled with a copy protection autoinstaller which silently silently puts itself onto the listener's computer" according to slashdot. "

Actually it's not just this record, it's every new EMI release outside of the US and UK.

-adam

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Wow, finally someone else agrees with me about pitchfork. Seriously, do these guys even like music? It's one thing to simpy not like another band, but it seems like with these guys, if there's a band who's album they don't like (or isn't cool enough for these hipsters), that artist doesn't deserve to live.

There are a lot of bands that I don't listen to, but I don't go on to message boards and bash them and tell everyone how bad they are. Some people need to keep their own goddamn opinions to theirselves.

And the Beastie Boys are cool, I will probably get this cd soon...

WorryRock (June 20, 2004)

readers should all be aware that this album "is bundled with a copy protection autoinstaller which silently silently puts itself onto the listener's computer" according to slashdot.

so DONT BUY IT.

FortyMinutesWest (June 20, 2004)

To the person below, what's ironic about it? This wasn't written by a staff reviewer.

Anonymous (June 20, 2004)

Dress fresh cause I shop at Models

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

"Problem with this review was that the reviewer(s) was/were way too conscious about how cool they sound. The insecurities they have, man, like they still make me wanna get on the floor and patty duke it, do the smurf and the broom and all, but... "

hahahahahahahahaha couldnt have put it better myself. The Punknews staff likes to bitch about how "wordy" or "pretentious" Pitch Fork is, and then an review like this pops up on the site. OHHHHH THE IRONY......

CactusSac (June 19, 2004)

this album sucks.... 4 redeeming tracks.. thats about it. i'm a huge beastie boys fan but this cd is ridiculous. lame rhymes (i was embarrased to listen to it the first couple listens).

... of course people will say its good and it'll probably go on to win some grammys or some shit ......... *sigh*

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

i bought this for a friend and decided to give it a listen to see if it was worth picking up for myself. definitely not. granted i only have paul's boutique, but i really love that album, and this does not stand up. the rhymes seem really boring, plus they all rhyme seperately rather than together (which i think was part of the charm on paul's boutique), all the songs sound pretty similar, no real hooks, nothing to grab you. it doesn't suck or anything, but nothing particularly great either.

Imposs1ble (June 19, 2004)

Problem with this review was that the reviewer(s) was/were way too conscious about how cool they sound. The insecurities they have, man, like they still make me wanna get on the floor and patty duke it, do the smurf and the broom and all, but...

worst review i've seen, hands down.

ilikebandssuchasopivy (June 19, 2004)

"Twasn't made to be a good review, folks."

That is hardly an acceptable excuse. If it wasn't meean to be a good review, don't post it.

Fuzzy (June 19, 2004)

Twasn't made to be a good review, folks.

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

this is a shitty review. sorry.

aubin (June 19, 2004)

I can't say I like the review format... people are right that a Beastie Boys record - something which happens about as often as Venus passing between Earth and the sun - deserves some, you know, sentences.

The other thing is that no one has mentioned that this CD comes free with asinine copy protection; copy-protection so weak than anyone can bypass it, yet if I told you how, I'd be violating the DMCA (seriously)

It's nice to know that simply wanting to listen to a CD you bought on your iPod is now a violation of federal law, thanks to some control freak at EMI. The file sharers who got the album two weeks ago didn't have to worry about that, but punishing the paying customers seems to be a sound business move.

SOYBOMB (June 19, 2004)

Oh, and this should've been the score for the last comment.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

SOYBOMB (June 19, 2004)

In all sincerity, I must agree with Sickboi.

Pretentious reviews do not equate to good reviews.

Peace,
-SOYBOMB-

sickboi (June 19, 2004)

A Beasite Boys album is much more deserving of a review, than a fucking AIM conversation. What's next, someone reviews an album based on their LiveJournal content? Fuck this.

mikeinflames (June 19, 2004)

this album was boring
the beasties haven't done anything worth while musically in years

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

I saw the Beastie Boys last night and they were absolutly amazing, they look old but thats alright but I guess it makes me a little cooler now that I saw them

sjf (June 19, 2004)

Good idea for a review, shame it didn't work. The album rules though

ThreeChordsAndTheTruth (June 19, 2004)

Sometimes these concept reviews work well. This time it didn't. I'm off to Pitchfork, elitist or not.

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

this has nothing to do with anything, but icarus smicarus by mclusky is possibly the best song i have ever heard

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

"read a educated"

Ha.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

Everyone make it wish, it's a falling star

Anonymous (June 19, 2004)

Whats with all the comic talk at the end?

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

I think this album is going to have to grow on me. When Paul's was relaesed in '89, it took a while to grow, and this one is similar, but I don't think it will grow to be nearly as good. The Dead Boys sample is cool, and probably the best song on the album. Hard to be very disappointed by any BB album, so I will give it a chance. But I still have not forgiven them for supporting Mumia.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

i hate rap. fuck hip hop its all the same.

FortyMinutesWest (June 18, 2004)

This score is for Pitchfork: the wanky arena rock of music reviews.

pwfanatic (June 18, 2004)

the album is good, but my eyes started to bleed when i got a quarter way through the review.

"a" for creativity.,....i think....

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

boo

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

"a educated review"? "a"?

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

please read a pretentious, elitist, over-written, image-conscious review at pitchforkmedia.com.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Score is for Pitchfork.

I don't care about this cd either way, so more power to you if you buy it, and I don't care if your indifferent to them like myself.

This review sucked, read a educated review at pitchforkmedia.com

TahoeJeff (June 18, 2004)

wtf? punk drummer guy..you already posted the same damn thing in the LTJ news post.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

what the FUCK is this "review"? go home.
-Felix

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

the best beasties album is by far and away "paul's boutique", and this isn't even close.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

ive never bought a BB cd, and was wondering what their best one was?

and yeah, quite shitty review

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

umm rap blows

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

this one is growing on me. check your head is my favorite, followed by paul's boutique. hello nasty being my least favorite. this one falls somewhere in between.

their rhymes are pretty shoddy on many of these tracks but sorta in a quirky fun way i guess. the beats are all great though, specially the dead boys sample. this album will probably last through the summer for me and then disappear into the void that is my cd collection.

the review was lame though. LAME.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

what happened to the good ol' fashioned reviews that went straight to the point?

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

this album is good. listen and enjoy geeks

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Where's the review ?

Solid album. Nothing mind-blowing, but the beats have a nice vibe...

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

pitchfork gave it a good review 7.8 and it was much better than this shitty review

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

These guys make pretty good hip-hop because, like most early rappers, they actually know about music.

-BSD

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

i don't read modern comics. they suck. give me old claremont x-men or lee/ditko spider-man any day!

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

the beats are annoying and why is time to build even on it? hello nasty was better.

alkalinetrio0087 (June 18, 2004)

Although the review was fairly shitty and the gimmick didn't work at all, the album is fucking solid.

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

Okay, you guys seem to like this.

That means that the rest of the album sounds nothing like Check It Out, right? Because that has the be the worst Beasties song ever. Bar-none.

gladimnotemo (June 18, 2004)

After listening to this, I wonder why people still buy "normal" hip-hop/rap records....if the Boys didn't try, it still blows away every other rap record released this year.

i-type-poorly (June 18, 2004)

annoying fucking interview! Check it out & Triple Trouble are the only songs i like. (Mind i said "that i like" i perfer the Beasties to be all loud and in your face. The rest of the album is too drowsy. They can be "good" songs, but don't care.) Hip-hop is too monotonous to be slow. It gets 3 times as boring.

adam (June 18, 2004)

...and Fuzzy you just outed youtself as a big nerd for the Transmetropolitan references.

...and I just outed myself as a big nerd for catching them.

-adam

adam (June 18, 2004)

I'm really digging this record. "An Open Letter To NYC" uses a sample of "Sonic Reducer" by the Dead Boys, which is very cool.

-adam

TahoeJeff (June 18, 2004)

I didnt even read the review because It was too fucking long, but I agree with the score. Triple Trouble, and an Open Letter to NYC are gold

notfeelingcreative (June 18, 2004)

Best beastie's album since "Licence"!!

Anonymous (June 18, 2004)

well that sucks..

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