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Old 11-08-2008, 01:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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They were going back to their roots with that song, they were a hardcore punk band on their first EP's before they got big.
So I've heard. I love that song, too.
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:11 PM   #12 (permalink)
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bloomin brilliant album
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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great album
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Really one of the most unappreciated albums ever. When I got it (so many years ago) I remember saying to my college roommate "These guys are really, really good". He just laughed because at the time they were really only known for "License to Ill". But time will tell, and of course in this case time has told.
It's funny, I think Paul's Boutique gets a lot of praise heaped on it now, but when it came out I don't remember it being all that well received.

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I think Check Your Head is the underappreciated one. A truly ecclectic album and it's home to one of my favourite hip-hop tunes, So What'cha Want.
Kind of opposite of Paul's Boutique, I remember Check Your Head being huge when it came out. Everybody I knew loved that album, the songs got a lot of play on MTV and it seems like the critics saw it as this really maturing, quantum leap forward album for them. Maybe it's reputation has faded now but I always think of it as one of their most highly regarded albums.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:52 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Loved it!
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:07 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Most of you are far to young to appreciate how sweet hip hop was in the 80's and early 90's, anybody's songs were public domain to use as samples which created a limitless backdrop to any MC's rhymes no matter how much money you had you had a limitless supply of background for you to drop the hard rhymes without paying royalties to other artists. Just imagine for a second what P. Diddy pays to use 1 song in his ridiculous "music" and then imagine for a second what it would cost to make Paul's Boutique song by song. If you need help check out the song by song sample reference here : Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique Samples and References List


This is one of the very last albums where hip-hop was truly free

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Old 12-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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well im not a big fan of their last album. I admit when I was younger i really liked there stuff but now that i am older i realize that most of the music they make sounds the same. if they switched it up a little i would like them more
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