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Artist
Beastie Boys
ReleaseProduct
Ill Communication
Label
Capitol
Catalogue Number
6942321
Release Date
May 18, 2015

Genres

Ill Communication is the fourth studio album from The Beastie Boys. Following on from the sprawling ‘Paul’s Boutique’ and the seismic ‘Check Your Head’ it’s probably their most varied work, taking in hardcore punk, jazz-funk, rock and hip hop. It also reflected a more mature approach lyrically as evidenced by MCA’s devotion to Buddhism - a huge progression from their unruly days of ‘Licensed To Ill’. The ubiquitous ‘Sabotage’ is an obvious standout, as well as ‘Get It Together’ which features an outstanding guest verse from A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip. On ‘Sabrosa’ and ‘Shambala’ we get to hear the often under-estimated musicianship of the trio, but it’s the straighter rap tracks where the group really shine.

Track List

  1. Sure Shot
  2. Tough Guy
  3. B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak
  4. Bobo On The Corner
  5. Root Down
  6. Sabotage
  7. Get It Together
  8. Sabrosa
  9. The Update
  10. Futterman's Rule
  11. Alright Hear This
  12. Eugene's Lament
  13. Flute Loop
  14. Do It
  15. Ricky's Theme
  16. Heart Attack Man
  17. The Scoop
  18. Shambala
  19. Bodhisattva Vow
  20. Transistion

Beastie Boys

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