|The Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Preconceived Notions: Beasties? I heard they beat cancer so hard that cancer filed a restraining order against him. I listened to Hello Nastydaily for 3 months when it was released. I’m ready for this, son.
Favorite Tracks: The ironically named Too Many Rappers features Nas and calls out today’s lazy illiterates that pass for rappers. Make Some Noise was a great jump off track with that crazy buzzbase hook. Nonstop Disco Paperwork is fun as hell for us in the Matlock demographic.
Least Favorite Tracks: The vocal distortion on Tadlock’s Glasses sounds like an Aquateen Hunger Force character and gives me a migraine. Lee Majors never really got started, and really needed the chk-chk-chk-chk sound effect from the 70’s 6 Million Dollar Man show. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament has nothing for me.
Overall: It’s strong Beastie Boys album without rehashing past glories. I know it’s gonna grow on me even more over the next few months.
Rating: 3.9 (It’ll be 4.3 by mid May)