Beastie Boys
The Sounds Of Science


4.0
excellent

Review

by hybridofsound USER (37 Reviews)
January 16th, 2005 | 14 replies | 10,398 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


If you like your hip-hop fresh and straight without the guns, gangs and bitches which 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Ja Rule have to offer the Beastie Boys might just be up your street. Forming in the mid 80's in New York originally as a hardcore band (They still play as a hardcore band under a different name) the Beastie Boys brought new elements to hip-hop, something fresh and original to the scene.

The album is a two cd which has far to many tracks to analyse one by one so I will generalise on it. The production on this album (The music) is superb. The Beastie Boys were well known for using instruments well outside the norm in their music. A range of instruments are used in this album. Anything from violins, triangles to their own recorded bass, guitar or drum lines. This anthology contains Beastie Boys hits like Root Down, Body Movin, Fight for your right, Three MCs and one DJ, Sabotage, She's on it, So what'cha want and Intergalactic.

One thing that sets the Beatie Boys apart from other hip-hop acts are their lyrics. On twenty questions (A song about Racism which the Beasties are very opposed to) they rap 'Are we instrinsically seperate beings? Or could we possibly be part of the same thing? Water feeds the plants and the sunshine makes them grow, So how can anyone be on an island of their own?'. All throughout the album the Beastie Boys keep the lyrical bar raised.

So as an anthology how good is it? Well it really is solid. Though it only features three songs from Pauls Botique (Regarded as the best album by many) it really covers all ground. It features songs from Hello Nasty to Check your head and everything inbetween. It has a range of their songs. Some hardcore songs, most hip-hop and a few which just make you go what? (Benny and the jets). It really is an anthology as everything the Beastie's have done is on this album.

So overall a very good anthology and if your a Beastie Boys fan a good purchase however if your looking to buy a Beastie Boys album for the first time this may not be the first choice. There are songs that they could have put on here but it's an anthology not greatest hits. A very strong anthology aswell.

Favourite Songs:
Skills to pay the bills
Root Down
Fight for your right
Three MC's and One DJ
Sabotage
Brass Monkey
Intergalactic



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Bartender
Emeritus
November 19th 2003



826 Comments


Originally posted by hybridofsound

Forming in the mid 80's in New York originally as a hardcore band (They still play as a hardcore band under a different name) the Beastie Boys brang new elements to hip-hop, something fresh and original to the scene.


Whats the name of the band they play as?

sadisticmonkey
November 19th 2003



107 Comments


this album is a 5/5...

FUnkarockadrummer
November 20th 2003



2 Comments


yeah this ones a killer. Sambrosa is another classic on that cd along with all the scratchin of Mike D. Hes extremely exciting and innovative.

I heard a string quartet cover Sabotage the other day. Sounded incredible. Probably my favourite beastie song.

Luxor
November 30th 2003



166 Comments


Mmmmm, Beastie Boys...

*Turns on Hello Nasty*



enpsychopedia
October 30th 2004



34 Comments


see, not all hip-hop is bad, just the guns/bitches/money style mentioned above

40 oz 2 freedom
October 30th 2004



96 Comments


I saw them last Friday. Hands down, the best show I have EVER seen.

Happymeal
October 30th 2004



330 Comments


haha, Sabotage's video. I love that song.

Good review.

br3ad_man
Emeritus
October 30th 2004



2125 Comments


[QUOTE=hybridofsound]Beastie Boys brang[/QUOTE]

Might want to fix that up :p

Good work man.

surfkauai
October 30th 2004



30 Comments


[QUOTE=Bartender]Whats the name of the band they play as?[/QUOTE]

i would like to know this as well.

MyRamona
March 23rd 2006



1070 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is definately a 5/5. I really like Alive as well, and the video is so awesome. I saw the at Webley Arena 2 decembers ago, they really were phenomenal and so involved. Good review, but a bit short considering the length of the album.

"Freshly Baked"
March 27th 2006



583 Comments


Maybe it's just me, but the month before this album came out I told my friend "Watch girls not be on this album" he said "Why would they not put it on their, it's one of their first and biggest hits" I eplained about the whole buddhist thing and the whole "eh, security for women" thing. maybe they now see the song as insensetive and misoginistic. Sho nuff it's no where to be found on the collection. Or did you guys know that already?

I'm a Paul's Boutique guy, so I'm mad that High Plains Drifter, nor Car Theif, Not 3 Minutes rule weren't on here. C'mon, it's 45 tracks, and there's barely any Pauls Boutique.

underoath4u10
March 27th 2006



4 Comments


love them and always will...their one of those bands you just dance in your underwear too! :p

deroeckj
May 7th 2008



69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good band, good review and good anthology.
However when I saw the band live, I was rather disappointed, they just couldn't gell with the audience, the played after Therapy? and Björk; but were clearly inferior to them, maybe a little too old-style to really hit the mark these days..



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