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Old 01-31-2023, 11:32 AM   #641 (permalink)
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Thanks Lisna. I did miss those. I'll update the OP now. Ride the Black Wave was my nomination by the way...
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Old 01-31-2023, 01:39 PM   #642 (permalink)
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For those without Spotify or some other alternative, here's a link to a Youtube playlist that contains each track on the Beastie Boys' Paul's Boutique in order:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...K9oK7mwBdZEaB_

As some of you might know, Paul's Boutique is one of the most, if the most sample heavy albums ever. After its release, licensing/trademark laws were quickly changed to necessitate other people getting a piece of the monetary pie when samples were used like this. Essentially, these laws have effectively ensured that we'll never get another album quite like this ever again, due to how much money would need to be doled out in royalties to use this many samples on one album. Here's a video that I think goes over every sample used in the album, and where in the album tracks they were used. Only bother with it if you're interested and have listened to the album at least once.



This site has also been a longtime resource for the album if you're interested in a more visual representation of the samples used:

https://paulsboutique.info/

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Old 02-01-2023, 08:03 AM   #643 (permalink)
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Interesting. I still only recognized one sample when listening to the album the first time (The End if you're curious) even though there were about a dozen I knew in your video. As much as I like to hear samples, I'm really lousy at picking up on them.

Will get a more detailed review up later this week. basically like the album though.
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:02 AM   #644 (permalink)
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Old 02-01-2023, 12:59 PM   #645 (permalink)
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Interesting. I still only recognized one sample when listening to the album the first time (The End if you're curious) even though there were about a dozen I knew in your video. As much as I like to hear samples, I'm really lousy at picking up on them.

Will get a more detailed review up later this week. basically like the album though.
It certainly makes it more difficult when the original sample was been uppitched/downpitched or sped up/slowed down as many of these ones are. Some of them, like the Pink Floyd one, are really subtle.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaE3JTPVKdc
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:13 PM   #647 (permalink)
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That's how I feel sometimes when I'm listening to the albums here
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Old 02-02-2023, 05:18 AM   #648 (permalink)
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BEASTIE BOYS- PAUL’S BOUTIQUE

Okay, so I’m doing my second listen and, yeah, it’s pretty much what I would expect from the Beasties. I guess the best way for me is to compare this to their first album, Licensed To Ill. I remember that album as being like a breath of fresh air as they rapped to samples from the likes of Led Zeppelin for example. It seemed well ahead of its time.

Paul’s Boutique sort of expands on that with their varied samples but it is much more complex than Licensed To Ill. Here, they are using obscure soul samples at times along with a few rock riffs. Not surprisingly, my favorite track is the Sounds of Science with all the Beatles samples, particularly The End that also appears to be the most in your face sample on the entire album.

SGR mentioned that it became harder to record samples after this album for legal reasons. That’s a shame because it really was a unique form that was certain to be a major genre in the nineties.

In the end, I really like this album. There may be better Beastie Boys material out there (Licensed To Ill, tracks like Sabotage, etc.), but this has to rate as one of the better hip hop albums made by white boys. Good pick, SGR.




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Licensed to Ill is better than Paul's Boutique?! Now that's a hot take.
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Old 02-02-2023, 08:18 AM   #650 (permalink)
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I get it. It's like when people tell me Abbey Road is better than Sgt. Pepper, both great albums, but come on.

I guess it's just a matter of taste when it comes right down to it. Licensed To Ill is special because it was probably the first (and one of the very few) hip hop albums I ever bought.
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