Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2

Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2011 Ratings: #112 / 922
User Score
Based on 95 ratings
2011 Ratings: #215
May 3, 2011 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 represents a return to form in more ways than one.

90
The Needle Drop

On their latest album, the Beastie Boys still sound like they're at the top of their game--which is fantastic considering their age. There's a kinetic energy between the three of them that's difficult to explain.

80
Consequence of Sound

Hot Sauce Committee Part Two does precisely what everyone hoped it would do –rekindle the spirit of early Beasties

80
musicOMH

The album strikes the perfect mix of studio-produced synthesised sounds and live performances.

HHGA
76
After the non-Hip Hop instrumental album The Mix Up (2007) and the pure Hip Hop To The 5 Boroughs (2004), Hot Sauce Committee Part 2 can be seen as a return to the sounds of the mid-career Beastie Boys – reminiscent of the mash-up of musical styles on Check Your Head (1992), Ill Communication (1994) and Hello Nasty (1998). Even if those three albums packed more punch AND all had a couple of classic singles to give the albums that extra shine, there are enough dope tracks here too – ... read more
YessYessYessYes
30
For Such A Forward Thinking Group, This Is Easily Their Most Out Of Date Project.
MinatoArisato
70
A return to form for the group as they deliver more of that classic punky hip-hop sound that made them.

Best Track: Too Many Rappers
Worst Track: Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
exception
75
the beastie boys update their sound with a more modern method of production and mixing. nothing else is too big of a change to me, but the production is fantastic for the most part. lyrically, a very average at best project, but aside from that there isnt anything too bad about this.

fav tracks: too many rappers, say it
awepi
65
Best track: Say It
Worst Track: OK
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Year End Lists

#8/TIME
#14/Rolling Stone
#16/Clash
#31/Q Magazine
#46/The Needle Drop

MISC LISTS

#39/NPR Listeners

Track List

  1. Tadlock's Glasses 
  2. B-Boys in the Cut 
  3. Make Some Noise 
  4. Nonstop Disco Powerpack 
  5. OK 
  6. Too Many Rappers [ft. Nas] 
  7. Say It 
  8. The Bill Harper Collection
  9. Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win [ft. Santigold] 
  10. Long Burn The Fire 
  11. Funky Donkey 
  12. Lee Majors Come Again 
  13. Multilateral Nuclear Disarmament 
  14. Pop Your Balloon 
  15. Crazy Ass Shit 
  16. Here's a Little Something For Ya
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