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Paul's Boutique [Explicit Lyrics]

Beastie Boys Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (16 Aug 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000002UUN
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,274 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. 5-Piece Chicken Dinner0:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun 3:280.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. What Comes Around [Explicit] 3:070.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen14. Ask For Janice0:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. B-Boy Bouillabaisse: 59 Chrystie Street/Get On The Mic/Stop That Train/A Year And A Day/Hello Brooklyn/Dropping Names/Lay It On Me/Mike On The Mic/A.W.O.L. (Medley) [Explicit]12:332.49  Buy MP3 

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After the out-of-nowhere success of Licensed to Ill, the Beasties had to prove they were more than one-album wonders, and they hit it out of the park with this follow-up. The Boys' lyrics are a hysterical deluge of cultural allusion (Ponce De Leon, Japanese baseball legend Sadaharu Oh, and Love Connection's Chuck Woolery all get name-dropped), compressed wordplay, and adenoidal snottiness, but the real stars are the Dust Brothers, whose production is a hip-hop landmark. Their music tracks sound like the history of rock and funk radio boiled down to a pure concentrate--monster jams built out of thousands of unexpected samples (Johnny Cash! The Sweet!). It's a killer party album, kinetic and dense, and it never slows down. --Douglas Wolk

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Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique [Audio CD]

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 12 April 2003
By Alex
Format:Audio CD
Just where to start with the Beastie Boys? With the drunken frat-boy anthem packed Licensed to Ill behind them, in itself a gloriously obnoxious party record - and full to the rim with hip hop classics - the Beasties returned in 1989 with something not only unexpected, but undeniably briiliant, groundbreaking, and as far away from Licensed to Ill as possible.

Well, maybe not too far away; for the 3 MC's - Adrock, MCA and Mike D - still rap in and around each other to splendid effect, only with about a zillion references to various tv shows, characters, films, musicians, or really whatever suits them in a free flowing lyrical extravaganza.

And the music? Damn, the music! Regrouping in LA with the Dust Brothers, taking a step away from Rick Rubins basic, albeit big sounding, beats, the Beasties rhyme over sample upon sample, be it the various percussions (Shake Your Rump alone samples about 4 different rhythms) or the various sounds - Egg Man emplys a 70's funk bass line over some classical stabs. Sounds of Science meanwhile emplys various moments from the Beatles back catalogue.

And the thing is, it all comes out as the Beasties own work. Such is the imagination and depth in this record, it really is deep enough for you to infintely catch something new every time you play a select track, yet alone the whole album.

Along with De La Souls 3 Feet high and Rising, Paul's Boutique not only showed early signs of the Beasties creativity and willingness to try new things, but groundbreaking sampling techniques that really form something of a one-off album. This record would never make it out today - it would cost millions!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Bona-fide, stone cold masterpieces are hard to come by, but this is the masterpiece of all masterpieces. Absolutely phenomenal from beginning to end, funny, witty, if you don't like this you're insane. Just insane...

They do the whole, rhyming for rhymes sake better than anyone i have ever heard, it like Highway 61 Revisited only faster and more persistent, and more care-free. Lyrically they're up there with Dylan and Morrissey not in that they are saying something particularly profound, they can't sum the world up with one staggering line like Dylan can, but they rhyme and rhyme and rhyme and sample and rhyme. It is genius. Absolute genius.

Case in point:

"I Know alota deaf girls who like to do anything
A lot of parents like to think I'm a villain
I'm just chillin' like Bob Dylan.
Yeah, I smoke cheeba it helps me with my brain
I might be a little dusted but I'm not insane"

Oh yes...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Beastie Boys Album! RIP MCA :( 4 May 2012
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One of the best Beastie Boys albums, that was so far ahead of its time on release. Full of humour and energy - a great counter point to what Hip Hop was becoming. RIP MCA.
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5.0 out of 5 stars paul's boutique? c'est fantastique! 26 Nov 2001
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Format:Audio CD
this is and album that sounds like no other. well certainly not anything else at the time. if you like odelay by beck then this is an absolute must. by far and away the best album that the beasties ever did, and that's not to say that most of the others aren't top. hearing paul's boutique was what inspired james lavelle to set up mo'wax too. i agree that the appeal lies in the out of this world production but the rhyming is the kind of wise guy type stuff that you'd expect from ad rock, mca, and mike d. pure class basically
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest rap album 16 Dec 2013
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The greatest rap album i've ever listened to. The multilayered sampling and the genius lyrics make this almost a perfect album. Constantly have this on repeat.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot fault this record in anyway 8 Dec 2004
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I first got hold of Paul's Boutique in 1993 after Check your Head got me into the Beasties. Nearly 12 years later it still sounds as exciting as the first time I heard it. I never want to skip any of the tracks and I always hear something new that makes me smile.
I don't know why it's this good, so I won't speculate. But, it's a proven fact that your life is less good if you don't own this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 6 July 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say - brilliant album 4 Mar 2014
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What can you say - brilliant album - no music collection is complete without it.
Fabulous stuff
buy it and Enjoy it
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