25th anniversary pressing of Ill Communication. The '94 album caught the Beasties in top creative form - experimenting with the music, but still keeping the quality high and their feet grounded, no matter what style they attempted. It not only contains some of their hypest crossover tracks ever like "Sabotage" and "Sure Shot," but also the super funky Q-Tip collabo "Get It Together" and the hard Biz Mark collab "Do It." Jazzy breakbeat groovers like "Root Down" and "The Scoop" are also present as well as some of their early instrumental jazz-funk-fusion noodlings ("Ricky's Theme" and "Sabrosa") and tracks that hark back to their punk rocker days ("Heart Attack Man"). Produced by the Beastie Boys themselves along with Mario C. 20 tracks total on 180 gram metallic silver vinyl, worth every penny.
- 180g metallic silver colored double vinyl pressing
- 25th anniversary reissue
- limited edition
- gatefold jacket
- music label: Capitol 2019
reviewed by snackmaster 07/2009