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Hello Nasty


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  • Audio CD (July 14 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000007TE8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (416 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,632 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Super Disco Breakin'
2. The Move
3. Remote Control
4. Song For The Man
5. Just A Test
6. Body Movin'
7. Intergalactic
8. Sneakin' Out The Hospital
9. Putting Shame In Your Game
10. Flowin' Prose
11. And Me
12. Three MC's And One DJ
13. The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin')
14. Song For Junior
15. I Don't Know
16. The Negotiation Limerick File
17. Electrify
18. Picture This
19. Unite
20. Dedication
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Format: Audio CD
I'm in awe of how the Beastie Boys can make each album different from the last, but still remain true to who they are. Whatever that may be. When listening to any one of their efforts, you get the feeling that even though one track may be hardcore, the next rap, and the next (Could it be?) light crooning that each one is made in earnest without any pretension. (Musically speaking. Lyrically, the boys are famous for their sarcasm and irony.) Hello Nasty has a very techno, Eurotrash feel when stood next to their other albums. Instruments are played, but it doesn't have the garage band sound that Check Your Head and Ill Communication occasionally presented. This is a long album, my one complaint, and I find myself skipping around a lot more than I normally do, but it's a solid, if not great, effort. Rhymes remain fun and silly but there is a hint of maturity and change. Compare "Song for the Man" with Licensed to Ill's "Girls". Both are sung by Adrock (aka Adam Horovitz). "Girls" was a silly ditty written by a teenage boy with too many raging hormones. It's almost as if "Song for the Man" was written by Horovitz circa 1998 FOR the Horovitz of 1986 after listening to "Girls" again. Beastie Boys, maturing? Wonders will never cease. Another point of interest is the song "I Don't Know" sung (Yes, again, there is some singing) by MCA (aka Adam Yauch) expressing indecision and uncertainty, most unlike every other rap MC on the planet. This uniqueness and individuality would keep the Beastie Boys a step ahead even without the insane command of beats (They aren't called "the scientists of sound" for nothing!) and clever lyrics. However, never fear, the Beasties are still the lovable little punks with the same goofy senses of humor that they were when they first invaded the scene. It's just now they have some hindsight.
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This is a decent record, but for my ears it is too cluttered. The Beasties definitely need an edit feature - they could make another Paul's Boutique if they excised some of the superflouous stuff.
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After so many years in activity, the Beastie Boys are still able to deliver a solid and ungaging record, offering another mix of styles and ideas.
"Hello Nasty" is long and diverse, proving that the Boys remain witty, original and interesting. This is a rich, multi-layered listening experience, a tight and consistent record with some true gems even if the filler material is also considerable.
Experimental moments like "Instant Death" or "And Me" are strange yet addictive. "I Don't Know" is a pleasant little song, "Song For Junior" stars as a curious and warm instrumental and "Can`t, Won`t, Don`t Stop" shows that the band has power and strenght to continue surprising and innovating. "Intergalactic" and "Body Movin`" are both energetic and impressive singles as well.
However, the album runs for a bit too long, containing 22 tracks and some of them are not that captivating, making for a couple of bland and skippable moments ("Flowin` Prose", "Unite", "Dedication").
As a whole, though, "Hello Nasty" is certainly a winner, a worthwile combo of sounds, influences and rythms, building an ecclectic and exciting release that has much to recommend. While the straight hip hop soundscapes are somewhat reduced in this record, the group tests and plays with new elements and variations, going for a wider direction.
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By Kurt Lennon on Sept. 26 2003
Format: Audio CD
22 tracks, 67 minutes of pure eclectic genius. On-the-spot rapping, wacky but wonderful collaborations, excellent music: this album is one of the best of the 90s for me. Every listen is a great trip into another galaxy of fun sounds and thoughtful lyrics. It's a long way from the misogyny of "Licensed to Ill" but this album is well worth the time. Rap, bossa nova, old skool hip-hop, jazz, rock: they all come together for this huge party. Dance along!
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By Blackberries on Aug. 12 2003
Format: Audio CD
Length - 67:18
Unlike my other favorite hip-hop act of the 90s, ATCQ, The Beastie Boys' final studio album wasn't an irritated blend of forced comradery and halfhearted rhymes, it was real, like everything else they stuck their hands in. The rhymes on Hello Nasty might be slightly less colorful than on previous BBoy records, but the beats are ridiculously good. Super Disco Breakin', The Grasshopper Unit, Unite, Remote Control, they're all so ebullient and catchy, making this album an irresistibly fun and enjoyable listen. There are also a number of laid-back, mostly instrumental tracks as well, tinged gently with fey female vocals. Check Song for Junior and Picture This for those tracks. And the lovely ballad, I Don't Know, is one of the nicest songs I've ever heard by The Boys. It's sad to see such an amazing group end their illustrious careers, but at least they did it in their usual awesome, extraordinary fashion.
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Format: Audio CD
Let's take a look at some of the tracks that make this album as a whole a masterpiece.
1. Super Disco Breakin' - Opens the album in an almost futuristic yet urban style. This track lays down the phat beats that the Beastie Boys do well in their newly acclaimed specific hip-hop style as they almost totally evolve from punk on this album. Great track to open "the show."
2. Move - One of the best tracks on the album. Perfect with the cutting and sampling that give the Beastie Boys their praise. The song takes on its brilliance right after the first chorus after they chime "Hey!" Another great track.
3. Remote Control - Again, Beastie Boys make it three for three with this more aggressive and reverbed track that still holds its sampling style but puts the emphasis on more of a live hall feel with instruments. It doesn't surpass the first two songs in greatness but it is a generally catchy tune.
4. Song for the Man - This song is a risk the Beastie Boys took to add to their album. The risk was well recieved. This song is a step in the right direction of the Beastie Boys studio journey. Musically brilliant. When you get to this song on the album, it is the best so far.
5. Just a Test - A pretty hip track with some neat samples and cuts. Some may say this song is empty and more could have been done but it is its spaciness and lack of filler/wall that leaves your imagination to fill in the gaps. It ends in a cool sample.
6. Body Movin' - Plainly put, this track rocks. It is the best song since track four and perhaps even better than Song for the Man. It alone is worth the [money]I paid for this album. Good sampling and good cutting again. The DJ and studio work is amazing here.
7. Intergalactic - An obviously good track.
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