Paul's Boutique (album) by Beastie Boys

Paul's Boutique
Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
Year: 1989
Overall rank: 206th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 866 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1989 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (25th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (206th)
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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 866 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 81.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.7.

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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.
 
10/10

Best track: "Shake Your Rump"
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95/100
From 02/03/2019 20:20
Creative, innovative and lots of fun. First rap CD I ever bought and still one of my favorites, even after 30 years.
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From 10/02/2018 03:34
I enjoyed this quite a lot.
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75/100
From 01/21/2018 22:09
I know this is the album all the cool kids swoon over. I still don't connect with it like I do the album before or the album after.
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95/100
From 11/25/2016 23:52
Another classic Hip-hop album from the Beastie Boys. The lyrics can be silly (in a good way) but the music is top notch...
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90/100
From 11/08/2016 14:41
"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair so I can climb up and get into your underwear". Sheer brilliance.

Key Cuts: Shake Your Rump, Hey Ladies, Year and a Day
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From 10/14/2016 05:00
This is one of those rare musically great hip hop albums. Lyrics apart, this is great music.
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75/100
From 08/07/2016 16:21
Not as much fun as, license to ill, but still a very good album. A real grower.
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