First I must say that this album contains no rapping, no hip-hop and they only lyric on it is on the song POW, when the group says, you guessed it, "POW." This release brings together all of the instrumental songs on their previous albums and plays them with out the rap and hip-hop. This CD also displays why I like Beastie Boys, their musical talent. On most of their albums they play their own instruments, but it isn't very noticeable, this CD sticks their musical talent right in your face and says "We aren't a normal rap group, we play our own instruments. And we play them GOOD!" You are probably waiting for a description of the music on this album, well its funky, and has a bossanova type sound (I might be wrong about that). To put it simply, you can really groove to the tunes on this CD.