Check Your Head

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
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Based on 8 reviews
1992 Ratings: #155 / 340
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Based on 139 ratings
1992 Ratings: #26
April 21, 1992 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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RyannAlpaca
85
This album, differently from the sample-heavy Paul's Boutique, takes a different aprouch by chosing to use more real instruments and also the B-Boys getting back to their origins from the hardcore punk scene. That said, I think the rock elements here are WAY better than they were in their debut, but also, there are moments that it doesn't work that well and it just seems like they are dragging out songs without going nowhere like some kind of filler with non-lyrics, which are not even bad, they ... read more
knewnie
92
my personal favorite beastie boys album. i grew up listening to Licensed to Ill, so coming back and listening to the whole beastie catalog, this album surprised me. it's not as exciting as it's predecessors Licensed and Paul's Boutique, but what it lacks in energy, it makes up for handily in grit and swagger. the boys are really showing off their talent with the inclusion of live instrumental songs, a first for them, and it turns the album from purely a exciting party album to something more ... read more
HHGA
82
Maybe more an alt-punk /rock/rap album than a straight-up Hip Hop album, Beastie Boys‘ third album is yet another self-reinvention. As always crazy creative and innovative, this album is a mash-up of styles that remains an enjoyable listen to this day.

Top 100 Hip Hop Albums Of The 1990s: https://hiphopgoldenage.com/list/top-100-hip-hop-albums-of-the-1990s/
YessYessYessYes
95
It Surprised How Much I Loved This
Amazing Energy And Productions

A Phenomenal Beastie Boys Record
GabrielDiablo
91
Excellent
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Year End Lists

#4/Spin

MISC LISTS

#34/Pitchfork (1990s)

Track List

  1. Jimmy James 
  2. Funky Boss 
  3. Pass The Mic 
  4. Gratitude 
  5. Lighten Up
  6. Finger Lickin' Good 
  7. So What'Cha Want 
  8. The Biz Vs. The Nuge 
  9. Time For Livin' 
  10. Something's Got To Give 
  11. The Blue Nun 
  12. Stand Together 
  13. Pow 
  14. The Maestro 
  15. Groove Holmes 
  16. Live At P.J.'s 
  17. Mark On The Bus 
  18. Professor Booty 
  19. In 3's 
  20. Namaste
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