Licensed To Ill (studio album) by Beastie Boys
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The best album by Beastie Boys is Paul's Boutique which is ranked number 238 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,310.
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I admire the influence of this album, but the songs here are mixed bag for me, I like Rhymin & Stealin, Fight For Your Right and No Sleep Till Brooklyn.
Album Rating: 72.92
1.Rhymin & Stealin. 85
2.The New Style. 67
3.She's Crafty. 74
4.Posse In Effect. 69
5.Slow Ride. 80
7.Fight For Your Right. 68
8.No Sleep Till Brooklyn. 71
9.Paul Revere. 70
10.Hold It Now, Hit It. 68
11.Brass Monkey. 61
12.Slow And Low 74
13.Time To Get Ill. 68
Thought I would enjoy this, but really didn't. Fight for your right, Brass Monkey, No Sleep Til Brooklyn and Slow & Low are good, but the rest of the album is just annoying to listen to
Third rap/hip hop album today. Powerful and kind catchy& accessible even for a non-hip-hop fan
Amazing from the first beat to the last!
If this album sounds like a group of boys goofing around then that’s exactly what it is. When ‘Liscenced To Ill’ was released in November 1986 Ad-Rock had only just turned 20 , MCA only just turned 22 and Mike D a baby at only 19 yo
But boy did this goofing around resonant with the buying public with this album a global smash on its way to being the highest selling rap album of the 80’s
Note 1: “ You Gotta Fight...” is actually an anti party song poking fun at the macho stereotypes around the party culture, an irony lost on the perpetrators themselves who dug this song
Note 2: I have always love love loved the heavy guitars in “ You Gotta Fight...” and in particular the “Klang Klang Klang” percussion that accompanies the guitars. I’d love to know what this sound is made by? It sounds like the Anvil The Beatles used in “Maxwells Silver Hammer” . If anyone knows post here or PM me
Note 3: “Girls Girls Girls “ totally blows and I always skip it
Don't really get how this one gets overshadowed by Paul's Boutique. It's much rawer and realer. They sound like a bunch of boys having fun, I love it.
Favorite Tracks:No Sleep Till Brooklyn, Brass Monkey
Awesome album, loved the blend of rock and hip hop.
Favorites: She's Crafty, Fight For Your Right, Brass Monkey
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