23 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

If the Beastie Boys’ staggeringly ambitious Paul's Boutique wasn't widely embraced at first (and it wasn’t), it’s only because it was light-years ahead of its time. Bits of movie dialogue, hardcore punk, disco breaks, classic rock, porn samples, bong rips, The Beatles—it all got thrown into the mix, and the results are nothing short of jaw-dropping. The trio's raps, meanwhile, are as supercharged as the Dust Brothers' production, with more obscure references and in-jokes than, well, "Jamaica got mangos." Hit play and brace yourself.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

If the Beastie Boys’ staggeringly ambitious Paul's Boutique wasn't widely embraced at first (and it wasn’t), it’s only because it was light-years ahead of its time. Bits of movie dialogue, hardcore punk, disco breaks, classic rock, porn samples, bong rips, The Beatles—it all got thrown into the mix, and the results are nothing short of jaw-dropping. The trio's raps, meanwhile, are as supercharged as the Dust Brothers' production, with more obscure references and in-jokes than, well, "Jamaica got mangos." Hit play and brace yourself.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Deeeke ,

Beautiful

The Beasties are hiphop and their legacy is timeless

Jsteel874 ,

CLASSIC!! Truly One Of A Kind!! A+++++

I can't believe this arrived on the scene at the dawn of the 90's!!! Waaay ahead of it's time.. Sounds better every time I listen to it!! Brings back so many great memories. This album will never be duplicated. One of the most creative bands of all time. Worth checking out if you're just a music fan or wanna hear for yourself how incredible this album is!! So sad MCA is gone, but the music lives on!!

wilall138 ,

Happy 30th!!!

Released today July 25,1989!!Dust Brothers hooked up with the Beasties over 30 years ago!! From Wilall138 7/25/2019

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