Ill Communication

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
1994 Ratings: #91 / 372
User Score
Based on 127 ratings
1994 Ratings: #36
May 31, 1994 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review
HHGA
80
Like its predecessor Check Your Head, Ill Communication is not strictly a Hip Hop album, but a mash-up of styles with liberal doses punk-rock thrown in the mix. Never afraid to experiment and to do exactly what they wanted, Beastie Boys stayed true to their punk-rock roots on this album.

Even though it contains a number of the Beasties’ biggest singles – like “Sure Shot”, “Root Down”, the Q-Tip featuring “Get It Together” and ... read more
frankchen111
70
Fav track: “Sabotage”
RyannAlpaca
90
A better version of what "Check Your Head" was trying to do. This time I think the mix between the classic b-boys style of hip hop, the punk elements and the funky instrumentals are mashed together in a way more organized way than before, and the attempts of the boys to try to do some more "serious" rap doesn't come out as corny as before too.
YessYessYessYes
95
Another Amazing Record With More Of An Hard Hitting Record And Brass

They Are Absolutely Astonishing And Entertaining To hear
GabrielDiablo
87
Great
Purchasing Ill Communication from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.

Year End Lists

#19/Spin

Track List

  1. Sure Shot 
  2. Tough Guy 
  3. B-Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak 
  4. Bobo On The Corner 
  5. Root Down 
  6. Sabotage 
  7. Get It Together 
  8. Sabrosa 
  9. The Update 
  10. Futterman's Rule 
  11. Alright Hear This 
  12. Eugene's Lament 
  13. Flute Loop 
  14. Do It 
  15. Ricky's Theme 
  16. Heart Attack Man 
  17. The Scoop 
  18. Shambala 
  19. Bodhisattva Vow
  20. Transitions
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (23)
WhatTheFunk
lihanEAD
omaas
Jabberwocky
JackSkull
sasynex
marekschaefer
slickleg
ShitMusicCritic
pinio985
Contributions By
royalflush, lemuriams, philthy, patton