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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Beastie Boys - 'Hot Sauce Committee Part Two'

I've always had a soft spot for the Beastie Boys: they have their roots in punk music, they make being jewish slightly less painfully uncool and, most importantly, they make funky, ballsy hip-hop.

Anyway, their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, doesn't disappoint. It doesn't break any boundaries, contain any surprises or do anything exceptional (it may as well be called Another Album by the Beastie Boys), but it does what it says on the can, and that's all you can really expect from three ageing men. Also, it's just good, fun music.

You can listen to the album (via basketball pitch boom-box) here:

Slightly more excitingly, they've made a 30 minute video called 'Fight For Your Right - Revisited' to go with the album, which is evidently meant to be the sequel of the 'Fight For Your Right' video. It contains most of the current comedy big boys, and that guy who played Frodo in Lord of the Rings/the American dickhead in Green Street.

Here's the trailer:


1 comment:

  1. As a huge Beastie's fan, a fellow New York native and an owner of all their albums who has waited 4 years for this and 6 for their voices instead of instrumentals, albeit good instrumentals, I have to say that I'm disappointed in the HSCPT. It sounds like demos of ideas instead of a full album. It's slow, unorganized and straight up just kinda lazy. Kinda boring too. The songs I like are Make Some Noise, Here's a Little Something For Ya and the instrumental Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament, that is like a song from The Mix Up. Hope Part One comes out soon to remedy this.