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|5. Root Down|
|7. Get It Together|
|9. The Update|
|10. Futterman`s Rule|
|11. Alright Hear This|
|12. Eugenes`s Lament|
|13. Flute Loop|
|14. Do It|
|15. Ricki`s Theme|
|16. Heart Attack Man|
|17. The Scoop|
|19. Bodhisattva Vow|
By 1994 the Beasties had settled into their cultural role as the grand arbiters of cool, and Ill Communication is pretty much a catalogueof coolness: live funk, a bit of hardcore, ingenious samples of obscure records, keyboards by analogue master Money Mark, guest shots by Q-Tip and Biz Markie, MCA's cop-show metal number "Sabotage" and the inevitable cascade of witty old-school rhymes. But it's also a surprisingly mature record from a band that had, after all, been at it for 12 years already. The original jazz-funk instrumentals hold their own with the group's favourite sample sources. Their voices are modestly buried in the mix, and they've tempered their old snottiness with lyrical compassion: check out "Bodhisattva Vow", a salute to Buddhist spirituality. --Douglas Wolk
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There are several excellent tracks here with some of the vocal tracks such as "Root Down", "Sure Shot", "Get It Together", which features Q-Tip, and the hit single "Sabotage" being among their best rap songs. On these tracks, they continue to shine lyrically using their trademark old school references, especially on "Sure Shot." But just as they've matured musically, one only need to listen to the lyrics on "Bodhisattva You", in which MCA speaks of his Buiddhist faith, to see that the band has matured lyrically as well. The tracks "Heart Attack Man" and "Tough Guy" show the band recalling their early punk roots. However, it's the instrumentals here such as the jungle rhythms of "Shabala" and "Bobo On The Corner", the chaotic "Futterman's Rule", the warped "Eugene's Lament", and the slow jazz of "Ricky's Theme" that make the album a cohesive whole. The tracks "Sabrosa", "B-Boys Makin'With The Freak Freak", "Flute Loop", and the solemn album closer "Transitions" are also very good. Further illustrating the mood and diversity of the album is that the vocals are often distorted and dominated in the mix by the music, especially on the second half of the album. All told, this is the sound of a band evolving, a band that continues to challenge themselves with each release. Highly recommended.
1) Sure Shot -- Perfect opener. Sets the tone extremely well. That flute sample is golden and there is some fabulous interplay between the rappers.
2) Tough Guy -- Great hardcore punk song...will definitely get your adrenaline pumping.
3) Freak Freak -- Crazy effects and nearly inaudible rapping somewhat detract from this one, but it is still a fun listen.
4) Bobo on the Corner -- great percussion instrumental that warms you up for...
5) Root Down -- Gotta love Jimmy Smith's organ...such a tasteful choice for a sample. Songs like these make one realize how uninspired most rappers and producers are with their sampling decisions.
6) Sabotage -- Listen all y'all...if you don't stomp your feet or snap your fingers or do SOMETHING to the notorious THUMP-THUMP, THUMP-THUMP riff, you might just want to check your pulse.Read more ›
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Great product and seller very good delivery, I recommend.Published 10 months ago by TONY FRANK VIANA DA SILVA
This album was meant to be heard on vinyl sounds great on vinyl. It's a quality 180 gram heavy weight vinyl and a decent gatefold package.Published on Oct. 3 2013 by Dan from Vic
If you are a BB fan, this is a must. If you're not, you will become one after this! Great band, great album!Published on July 30 2013 by Glen Mikesh
Again, the Beastie Boys are phenomenal. Continuing with the "yes we play our own instruments and we're pretty damn good at it too" trend that Check Your Head introduced,... Read morePublished on June 26 2004
THESE GUYS WERE GOOD WHEN THEY CAME OUT, BUT THIS ALBUM WAS BY FAR THE BEST. NO TRACK WAS UNLISTENABLE, AND AT LEAST 50-100 LISTENS SINCE I BOUGHT THIS AT THE TIME OF RELEASE, IS... Read morePublished on June 20 2004 by D.U.I. - Donnie Understands Intelligence
Just about ten years after the release of their first album, the Beastie Boys (not quite boys anymore) reveal that you can mature without losing your edge. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Rocco Dormarunno
Again, the Beastie Boys, modern histories greatest thinkers/rappers/punk rockers strike gold with a deliciously ecclectic record in "Ill Communication". Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by Max Capacity
I was watching one of my favorite films, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" on television the other day, and really enjoying the thumping 70's funk soundtrack, when I swore I... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by G. Phelps
I was watching one of my favorite films, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" on television the other day, and really enjoying the thumping 70's funk soundtrack, when I swore... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by G. Phelps