Probably the album i've most anticipated in as long as i can remember. But, yay The wait is over! But sadly i really don't think its been worth the wait or anticipation. Its not that it is a bad album, cuz it ain't, its just that it don't have that edge that all other B-Boy albums did. I've tried and i've tried to get into it, listening to it countless times since i got it. But it still manages to be forgettable and altogether not that interesting or fun at all. Maybe i'm missing something cuz a lot of people seem to love it to bits and i have a friend who rates it over 'Licensed to Ill' and 'Pauls Boutique', which i personally can't even begin to understand.
Another flaw i i think is the 'Over Political' lyrics. I got no probs with Politics in music, but most of this seems forced and in one ear out the other messages. Ad-Rock eaily pulls it off the best, with his smooth flowing rhymes, not to say Mike n Adam have lost it tho.
Now for a positive side! ;) The beasties have come along and produced another album that sounds nothing like anything else they've done. Barre 'Ill Communication' n 'Check Your Head' it seems to be something they are good at. I think this whole album is all processed sounds, which is an interesting step, they just don't pull it off too good. Worth a shot tho i guess.
Its my least fav B-Boy album, i'd prob even put on 'The In-Sound From Way Out' before i put this on. But Hey don't take my word for it, buy it, DL it, whatever, see what ya think. If you are new to the beasties, check 'Pauls Boutique' out first cuz buying 'TT5B' could fool you into thinking they are less good than they actually are.