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Billy Talent Watoosh!
3.0
09.06.14
Billy Talent Billy Talent III
I don't understand the hate for BTIII. Sure, it's probably their least consistent record, but when this gets it right, it really gets it right. The one thing consistent throughout the whole record is Ian D'sa's guitar playing, there are some really inventive riffs, and the kind of chords you'd normally hear in jazz; it's been said before, but Ian really does the job of two guitar players in Billy Talent. If you look at the tabs the band released alongside this record, you can see how interesting and unique some of things Ian and Jon Gallant (bass), play here. Also the vocal harmonies are impeccable; my favourite one is Saint Veronika, when Ia
3.5
09.06.14
Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs
Sadly overlooked, it's strange that people were surprised/annoyed by the political lyrics on TT5B, as if the guys had never made a statement in the past (apart from all the times they did). Granted, their views are more overt here; previously, they'd have a braggadocio song like Sure Shot with one verse containing some kind of socio-political content, but now, they have whole songs about these issues, like It Takes Time to Build, All Lifestyles and, most obviously, An Open Letter to NYC. The production on this album is very love-hate, but I think it's pretty cool; this is their first entirely hip-hop record since 1986's Licensed to Ill, and
3.5
08.29.14
Beastie Boys Hello Nasty
This album is oft overlooked in the Beastie Boys' near-flawless catalogue, but if you give it time, you'll learn to love it. It's certainly less cohesive than the likes of Ill Communication or Paul's Boutique, but that's what I love about it. They are truly scientists of sound, and Hello Nasty is the sound of them making all kinds of crazy science in the studio, but each cut is different, and always has a little thing that will throw you off, just a little curveball, like the sudden classical piano/harpsichord interlude in The Move, and then the bass kicks back in like nothing happened, or the 8-bit explosion in Unite. This album also has som
4.5
08.29.14
Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique
Not a lot to say that's not already been said, but I consider this to be the crowning achievement of the many-faceted genre that is hip-hop. Nobody before, or after, matched it, and nobody ever will. And the great thing is, even the Beasties didn't try to replicate it, they went off in a totally different direction after PB dropped to make Check Your Head. This is an album that exists in a different plane to the rest of hip-hop, and it was made by three white Jewish kids from New York. High Plains Drifter is probably my favourite hip-hop song ever, certainly top three. Hip-hop is a genre that lends itself especially to albums, however, not si
5.0
08.29.14
Beastie Boys Check Your Head
One of the most innovative hip-hop albums ever, but isn't hindsight wonderful? For me, somebody who wasn't around at the time this came out, I heard it and Ill Communication at the same time, and so the impact of this crazy unique sound wasn't as much, and I felt that IC took what makes CYH excellent and made a classic record; however, CYH is nothing to be scoffed at! So What'cha Want still probably stands as the fucking coolest song ever, and this has the criminally underrated Stand Together, which is basically just MCA spitting three really dope verses. CYH is really the B-Boys finding the sound that they would develop from 1992 to 1998 bef
4.0
08.29.14
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
I adore this album, for me it takes the edge over Check Your Head cause there's more great
straight-up hip-hop tracks on IC (Sure Shot, B-Boys Makin' With the Freak Freak, Root Down,
Get it Together, The Update, Alright Hear This, Flute Loop, Do It, The Scoop and Bodhisattva
Vow), which is half the album devoted to it (and what I personally think they do best). Then
there's the instrumental jazzy-funk stuff, which I think there was a bit too much of on CYH,
whereas here it's spread out a bit more. That leaves the two hardcore songs (Heart Attack
Man is my favourite Beasties punk track), and moth
5.0
08.29.14

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  • StallionMang Cool username. One of my fav Beasties tracks.
    October 30 09:40 PM

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