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Ill Communication (album) by Beastie Boys 

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Ill Communication
Ill Communication by Beastie Boys (1994)
Overall rank: 666th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 361 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1994 (23rd)
Top albums of the 1990s (136th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (666th)

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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 171 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,647.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 361 votes)
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85/100
From planetneutral 01/21/2018 14:09
I knew this album even better than I thought I did. Mid-90s staple.
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70/100
From Jbalbinolr 11/18/2017 13:21
I love the Beastie Boys, but here they started to dip down in quality.
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80/100
From Yipyapper 11/08/2016 19:42
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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95/100
From moutardebaseball 01/16/2016 22:28
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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85/100
From LordMark 01/04/2016 23:19
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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From jlsfourth 08/21/2014 17:06
even the instrumentals are amazing. the beastie's best
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From MLou 07/18/2014 16:33
The best album of the Beastie Boys!
In my opinion "Sure Shot" is their best song
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From swhaze 05/28/2014 04:45
"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
From ButterThumbz 05/15/2014 17:10
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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From setalpgninnpseki 10/18/2013 16:50
A bit long, but there are too many great songs to fault it. The Scoop is a personal favorite.
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