Paul's Boutique (studio album) by Beastie Boys

Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 220th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 958 votes)
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Award Top 5 albums of 1989 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (26th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (220th)
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82/100 (from 958 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.8/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.6.

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95/100
From 06/15/2022 19:00
An encyclopedia of arcane references, a rapid fire series of comedic rhymes, a mind-blowing set of samples and beats…this album still sounds modern.

The best compliment I can give this album is how easy the Beasties made this seem. In fact, they made it look so easy, that I believe this band spawned more horrible classroom raps for suburban middle school projects than any other. For that, I deduct 5 points.
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80/100
From 02/20/2022 10:26
Thank god for Beastie Boys, they saved the rap in my books, fun and varied execution of this music genre
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90/100
From 04/29/2021 01:15
A trippy sampledelia masterpiece by the BBs. No time waste in this album. So much humor and wordplay, yet it set a blueprint from underground rap such as Madvillain to mainstream rap like Eminem.
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From 04/08/2021 22:33
Aquele clássico de inesgotável prazer,
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From 03/08/2021 04:01
A polished gem.
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From 12/11/2020 16:17
Unique style, highly enjoyable as long as you don't take the lyrics too seriously (they're not intended to) and just have fun.
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From 07/02/2020 00:54
Fav. Tracks: Shake Your Rump, The Sounds Of Silence, 3-Minute Rule, Hey Ladies, B-Boy Bouillabaisse.
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From 06/27/2019 22:07
Awesome album, favorite by the Beasties.
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From 05/26/2019 18:33
Paul's Boutique throughout the years has become my favorite Beasties album its a nice combo of license to ill and ill communication its smarter doper and more immature than the others
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From 03/01/2019 21:48
Beastie Boys are one of my favorite band (All genre confused). Despite being a commercial failure at the time, "Paul's Boutique" is the best album of the Beasties.
Absolute masterpiece, production model, deluge of samples, the album is an indisputable reference to rock culture composed of archive samples and that's why I love it. Each title of "Paul's Boutique" is extremely punchy with dynamic beats and cult hip-hop vocals. The Beastie Boys confirm, with "Paul's Boutique", a style of their own, mix of rap and rock, particularly inventive. Over time, this album has truly transformed into an absolute reference of the rap of the eighties, far from calibrated, formatted and standardized rap. It remains, after more than a quarter of a century, a unifying album, audacious, effective, completely unclassifiable and really essential for the music.
 
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Best track: "Shake Your Rump"
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