Ill Communication

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
1994 Ratings: #95 / 377
User Score
Based on 170 ratings
1994 Ratings: #48
Liked by 6 people
May 31, 1994 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
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HoodieBraden
70
definitive tracks like "Sure Shot" and "Sabotage" really beef this album up but there is a mix of good tracks all throughout. My main annoyance with this record is the instrumental tracks. I can't complain too much because they're good instrumental mixes but I feel like there are a few too many. They really throw the momentum of the album off. But other than that, I enjoyed it. The B-Boys remain one of my favorites groups EVER!

Strong 7/10
Tielur
84
If this album was a whole tracklist of "Sabatoge" it would be a 10
NicoEsparza
80
This was pretty awesome. Sure Shot was a great start and Tough Guy took a huge but not total left turn when it was super punk-based. The next 3 songs were pretty good and then Sabotoge appears which is by far the greatest song on the record and one of the greatest from the Beastie Boys. Get It Together was really cool with the Q-Tip feature. The Update was cool and Futterman’s Rule was my favorite of the little instrumental interludes the album had. Alright Hear This resembled Check Your ... read more
Whynot
95
What's happening with you people? Initially I was not sure if it was necessary to write some lines about this classic album, but after I read a couple of comments saying things like "decent set of tracks" or "if this album had only sabotage tracks it would be a ten" it is impossible not to write something more fair about the record. I mean I can tolerate different opinions but if you are gonna say this things, at least put some words on it, otherwise is just nonsense.
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MerchantMan
80
Nothing terribly special but a solid set of tracks from the boys.
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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
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