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Ill Communication (album) by Beastie Boys

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Ill Communication
Ill Communication by Beastie Boys (1994)
Overall rank: 683rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 397 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1994 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (139th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (683rd)

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Beastie Boys bestography

Ill Communication is ranked 3rd best out of 14 albums by Beastie Boys on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Beastie Boys is Paul's Boutique which is ranked number 179 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,385.

Beastie Boys album bestography « Higher ranked (422nd) This album (683rd) Lower ranked (745th) »
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Members who like this album also like: OK Computer by Radiohead, Nevermind by Nirvana and The Bends by Radiohead.

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Ill Communication rankings

Ill Communication ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 397 votes)
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80/100
42 hours ago
69/100
 
80/100
04/08/2019 14:07
78/100
 
85/100
03/24/2019 09:30
78/100
 
65/100
03/22/2019 17:08
74/100
 
80/100
03/21/2019 21:25
78/100

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Rating:  
85/100
I knew this album even better than I thought I did. Mid-90s staple.
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Rating:  
70/100
I love the Beastie Boys, but here they started to dip down in quality.
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Rating:  
80/100
For some odd reason, this album is the only record I've heard that not only tries to separate itself between two very different sets of music (almost two different albums really), but does so extremely well. The first half feels like a mix between Licensed to Ill's energy (but mellower) and Paul's Boutique's intelligence (but simpler), and done so extremely well as the first half is an absolute joy to listen to. The second half can turn a lot of people away, but for people that are fans of such things as Boutique's B-Boy Bouillabaise and Abbey Road's second half, it's a hip-hop journey and an incredible listen. The Boys know how to use their instruments, which was proven in Check Your Head, and boy do they ever use them well.

Key Cuts: Sure Shot, Root Down, Get It Together
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Rating:  
95/100
This is the best Beastie Boys album and one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Even the instrumentals bring something to the rest
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From LordMark
I've heard several critics say that the 2nd half of this album isn't as strong as the 1st half. I disagree with them.
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Rating:  
85/100
even the instrumentals are amazing. the beastie's best
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80/100
From MLou
The best album of the Beastie Boys!
In my opinion "Sure Shot" is their best song
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Rating:  
65/100
From swhaze
"Sabotage" is the best song on this. "Get It Together" sounded like they were free-styling and Q-tip made it awkward by using the N-word in mixed company. This album must be where they really got into making the lyrics difficult to hear and understand, thus spawned the title.
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90/100
This plays almost like a b-side to Check Your Head. It doesn't hang together quite as well but contains some of the Beasties best material.
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100/100
A bit long, but there are too many great songs to fault it. The Scoop is a personal favorite.
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