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Check Your Head
by Beastie Boys

 
LP [Explicit Lyrics]
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Overview
Genre: Rock & Pop
 
Details
  • Genre: Popular Music
  • Release Date: April 2009
  • Label: Capitol/EMI Records
  • Rating: Parental Advisory (this format contains explicit lyrics).
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio Format: Stereo
 
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (6/25/92, p.41) - 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...their most unconventional outing to date...Beneath the seeming chaos, the Beastie Boys have created a harmonious playground out of their musical fantasies..."

Spin (9/99, p.124) - Ranked #12 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Spin (12/92, p.67) - Ranked #4 in Spin's list of the `20 Best Albums Of The Year' - "...after the critically acclaimed yet commercially distraught PAUL'S BOUTIQUE, who knew the Beaties would come back samplin', riffin', dissin', and jammin' on instruments they decided to play themsleves..."

Spin (5/92, p.76) - Highly Recommended - "...Thick, deep, textured and varied....an aural joyride..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.55) - "The trio pushed their rhymes to byzantine new heights and stretched out with Hammond-and-bongos funk jams." -- Grade: A

Alternative Press (7/95, p.81) - Ranked #23 in AP's list of the `Top 99 Of '85-'95' - "...reinvented rap, sampling, and hip-hop's parameters, incorporating their posse as near-equals, picking up instruments themselves, and...making an album that's hard to turn off....That's the true mark of a classic..."

Option (July-Aug/92, p.89) - "...a deft blend of samples, noise and live instrumentation...stoopid, fun, loud...the Beasties know exactly what they're doing..."

Village Voice (3/2/93, p.5) - Ranked #5 in the Village Voice's list of the 40 Best Albums Of 1992.

Q (Magazine) (p.134) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]stonishing, like stumbling into a jam session mixed from on high by an invisible scratch DJ....They ping-ponged between hardcore punk and hip-hop..."

Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t proved that the Beasties could find a new tack on their sonic workmanship without needing a Rick Rubin or some Dust Brothers to guide them."

 
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