Check Your Head (studio album) by Beastie Boys
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The best album by Beastie Boys is Paul's Boutique which is ranked number 226 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 8,176.
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 77.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.
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Album Rating: 78.29
1.Jimmy James. 81
2.Funky Boss. 74
3.Pass The Mic. 85
5.Lighten Up. 72
6.Finger Lickin' Good. 74
7.So What'cha Want. 84
8.The Biz Vs The Nuge. N/A
9.Time For Livin'. 88
10.Something's Got To Give. 77
11.The Blue Nun. N/A
12.Stand Together. 72
14.The Maestro. 75
15.Groove Holmes. 72
16.Live At P.J.'s. 79
17.Mark On The Bus. N/A
18.Professor Booty. 73
19.In 3's. 87
Voltou com um apegada mais crua, mais banda de rock. Muito bom!
If the songs could keep up with the musicianship, this would be a top-tier album. They're jammin' though.
My favorite Beastie Boys album. It's probably the most aggressive of theirs.
One of the best albums of the 90s.
This isn't an album you listen to if you want the usual Boys' stuff in the realm of Licensed to Ill; it's them with raw rapping power, and proof after the extensive sampling they had done before that yeah, they can play instruments and yeah, they're pretty damn good at it. For the most part, they fool people into thinking they're just acting like regular hip-hop artists showing off supreme sonic ability and hip-hop beats, but occasionally they poke their intelligence and wit through. They're made all the better for it.
Key Cuts: So What'cha Want, Pass the Mic, Gratitude
Most of my memories of this album are of college, dancing in some hot, sweaty basement with a sticky, beer-soaked floor. You'd think those wouldn't be fond memories, but they are, kind of. Check Your Head was, for me, the bridge between rock, funk, and rap that gave me a fuller understanding of where hip hop came from and why anyone would listen to it (because it's frigging great to dance to). I liked the Beastie Boys before Check Your Head, but this was the album where you could really begin to appreciate their musicianship and creativity in ways that seemed less mature on previous recordings. My only complaint is that some of the tracks, such as the incredibly funny and funky "Professor Booty," feel like fragments that leave me longing for what might have been if they had somehow been fully fleshed out. At the same time, it is the fragmentary nature of Check Your Head that makes much of it so rewarding.
Sometimes I think it's musical masterpiece and sometimes I feel like it let's throw everything against the wall and see what sticks.
Intense and laid back at the same time
While "So What'cha Want" is definitely the highlight, the rest of the album is still amazing. I could probably listen to an entire album of instrumental Beastie Boys songs.
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