Beastie Boys "Hello Nasty"
Double LP (Gatefold) |
with Hello Nasty the Beasties have returned to the kind of old-school beats and rhythms that defined their groundbreaking 1989 album, 'paul's boutique'. but 'hello nasty' isn't a regression, and it's anything but a cop-out: in addition to resurrecting the best elements from their past, the beastie boys have embraced the dopest high tech gizmos of the computer age. 'hello nasty' gurgles like galactic sulfur pools, whizzes like a sega game, and slurps and thumps like the best backward hendrix loops. add in a cavalcade of latin percussion, calliope keyboards, and exotic samples (stravinsky, stephen sondheim, jazz crusaders, rachmaninoff), and you're left with one of the most creative and jubilant hip-hop records to date. 'paul's boutique' may have been the band's 'pet sounds', but 'hello nasty' is the beasties' 'sgt pepper's.
| Record Label | Capitol (Gatefold)