WHY WE CHOSE IT :
Much more than the 'Fight For Your Right' party dudes, Beastie Boys' career has gone from strength to strength over the 35 years since this classic debut album was bestowed to the world. A huge hit for Def Jam Recordings/Columbia Records on the charts as well as MTV, it broke new ground commercially dropping their slacker sounds between Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston and Lionel Richie. We love a good underdog story and this is one of music's all-time greatest.
Classic punk rock rap records. The best albums of the 80's. The greatest albums of all-time. Essential collection gap fillers.
IF YOU LIKE...
Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY...
- The Source
"There's lots of self-reverential bragging, more tenuous rhymes than are usually permitted by law and, most importantly of all, an unshakably glorious celebration of being alive ... A surprisingly enduring classic."
- Melody Maker
"... remains the world's only punk rock rap album, arguably superior to Never Mind The Bollocks ... knowing that apathy and slovenliness were just around the corner."
"The best debut album of all time"
- Rolling Stone