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To The 5 Boroughs [Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics]

Beastie BoysAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 15, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B00021LRWM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,051 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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The hiatus is back off, again, for the Beastie Boys, and music lovers will bob their heads with insuppressible glee. With its Nice & Smooth impersonations and shout outs to Brooklyn's Albee Square Mall, To the 5 Boroughs, their first album in six years, harkens the return of the trio to the city that made them who they are today. It's an up-tempo yet surprisingly homogenous assemblage of vintage electro-style party beats, and it's a strictly Beastie affair: the Boys co-wrote and produced each track themselves, which means that it sports none of the sonic fripperies and quirky collaborations that distinguished previous classics such as Paul's Boutique. Finally jelling after two years of on-again, off-again recording, To the 5 Boroughs will appeal to those fans old enough to remember the Licensed to Ill tour. Those old-schoolers are sure to appreciate the album's mostly off-the-cuff lyrics and minimal-to-the-extreme musical landscape--even if its stripped-down sound may leave others longing for the days when the Boys were California dreamin'. --Rebecca Levine

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The hiatus is back off, again, for the Beastie Boys, and music lovers will bob their heads with insuppressible glee. With its Nice & Smooth impersonations and shout outs to Brooklyn's Albee Square Mall, To the 5 Boroughs, their first album in six years, harkens the return of the trio to the city that made them who they are today. It's an up-tempo yet surprisingly homogenous assemblage of vintage electro-style party beats, and it's a strictly Beastie affair: the Boys co-wrote and produced each track themselves, which means that it sports none of the sonic fripperies and quirky collaborations that distinguished previous classics such as Paul's Boutique. Finally jelling after two years of on-again, off-again recording, To the 5 Boroughs will appeal to those fans old enough to remember the Licensed to Ill tour. Those old-schoolers are sure to appreciate the album's mostly off-the-cuff lyrics and minimal-to-the-extreme musical landscape--even if its stripped-down sound may leave others longing for the days when the Boys were California dreamin'. --Rebecca Levine

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mature but full of energy. July 25, 2004
Format:Audio CD
To the 5 Boroughs is an extremely impressive album. On the one hand, it is pure, vintage Beastie Boys. You need only listen to about ten seconds of the album to know that these are the Beastie Boys you know and love. And yet, on the other hand, these are a noticably older, more mature Beastie Boys. The tracks are richer and more complex. Their flows now come gravel voiced and with the authoritztive tones of the elder shamans of rap. But the Beastie Boys have aged like great Scotch. They are still full of energy and carry the same eccentric wit, only know they have become deeper and smoother. These guys are real artists and there is just no denying it.

If you've liked any of their previous albums, I can't imagine not liking this one. I bought it having not heard a single song and haven't regretted it for a second.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars B-Boys Are Like Fine Wine July 10, 2004
Format:Audio CD
The first time I listened to this album, I'll admit that I didn't really like it but after many spins it finally clicked. Like in all of their albums, Beastie Boys are always one step ahead and it takes a bit of time to adjust because people expect it to sound a certain way, like in Paul's Boutique for example, and even now people are still adjusting to Hello Nasty. But once you do, you'll see it for the masterpiece it really is (or hear for a better use of a word.)
Beastie Boys have gone back to their roots with To The 5 Boroughs, back when hip-hop was all about fun and "Once upon a time on this mic/ M.Cs be really working on what they write" (Right Right Now Now) but at the same time taken it one step forward and raised the bench mark in hip-hop once again. And while it's filled with old-school beats and rhymes, it also has an almost futuristic sound to it, like the computerized voice in "Oh Word?" for one.
The album as a whole is fun and up-beat with witty, humorous 'doo-doo rhymes' that Beastie Boys are famous for such as "I'm a freaky streaker like Winnie the Pooh/ With T-shirt and no pants and I dance the Bugaloo" and "Yo what the falafel? You gotta get up awful early, to fool Mr. Furley/ And that's, word to Aunt Shirley, and you could stick your head in the toilet give yourself a swirlie", using a similiar rhyming style to Run DMC, but it is also filled with so much meaning as well. I mean, just listen to "An Open Letter to NYC" and you can really tell how much pride and love they have for their city.
If you look back to some of their older songs such as 'Alive' you'll see that Beastie Boys already had political views so this is not new.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where are all the cool & LOYAL b-boy fans? February 1, 2005
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Come on, if you ever listened to Check your Head in high school - Paul's Boutique _ or any of their albums for that matter. Demos and Outtakes was a personal fav. - You have to LOVE them. Sure they are outraged about what happened to NYC, it is their home. I lived there when 9/11 happened and get what they are saying to all the new yorkers...Sure, they bash Bush, that is only because they are cool as hell and smart enough to see the truth in the world.. I think this album is in reaction to 9/11 in a way. They are older, wiser, still amazing, sexy and cool ARTISTS. Artists create things of importance. I was so refreshed to hear this album because it made me feel less alone - it actually gave me hope in a time when the world seems to have gone conservative and crazy. I love it.

Not to mention, there are loads of things that make me laugh out loud in the car when I am listening to it. MCA's smooth and he is sexy (freshly dressed) as hell, Adrock is cute and silly as hell - and Mike D is just hilarious and great, as always. ie..."Riunite on Ice" - like its so classy, that is hilarious and classic beasties humor and "The truth is brutal, you'r grandmas coo-coo " - HA! and "I'm the one who one that dance contest 'cause you know I dance the best.." who else can pull this off? The wit..Anyway, They felt they had to speak up- and I for one am thrilled (even if it does make the album dated sooner than later, it will be historical) they had something important to say so "If you dont like the news then press eject" people.

Back when they made music with a perhaps lighter tone the world was different and they were younger with less pressing things on their minds. But they were still very much politically aware (esp. about racism, classism).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sha-zammm! July 21, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I gotta say I was hesitant to buy "To the 5 Boroughs" when I heard the B-Boys were going to do a CD heralding a return to their roots. Would the Beasties still have enough mad skills to stack up in the newest evolution of hip-hop? Would a return to immaturity mean they have abandoned the evolutionary path of growth their fans have grown to love?

I'm glad to say "To the 5 Boroughs" is another 1st-rate high-quality Beastie Boys disc. This could have been the second album that they never released. The missing link between that unimaginable growth spurt they took from "Licensed to Ill" to the under-appreciated genius that is "Paul's Boutique". "To the 5 Boroughs" has an old skool vibe but it's the bigger (& better) brother of the orginal New York rhyme styles that put them on the map. Only this time the music is theirs, the lyrics have hidden maturity and the collage of music has depth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
twin towers on the cover.

thats what im talking about
Published 13 days ago by Kevin StarLord Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I recently got turned on to one of the songs on this album (An Open Letter to NYC) and loved it. I checked out the rest of the album and it too was great. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars TT5B
A really good album. Good tracks include, CH-Check It Out, Triple Trouble an Open Letter to NYC. I know every word to Open Letter to NYC. Read more
Published 5 months ago by SmartyPants
5.0 out of 5 stars learned about this album on Pandora, bought it on iTunes...cant stop...
A long-time Beastie Bous fan who somehow missed this record when it came out. Jamming to it non-stop, no album has ever inspired me to rap more than this one...
Published 5 months ago by James A. Kaplan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This album is political without being drab. It is also quite entertaining. If you listen to the lyrics closely you will discover a lot of crazy/goofy jokes.
Published 5 months ago by S Goodrich
5.0 out of 5 stars F A N T A S T I C!
i don't know what took me so long to acquire this particular cd - (actually i do - but the sad sap story is too long and revolves around the fact that i've missed seeing them live... Read more
Published 12 months ago by beastie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album!
Another great album from the Beastie Boys. Beats and flow always excelling. They never fail and always worth the purchase.
Published 17 months ago by Dawn Soriano
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
I would highly recommend this album. The whole album flows together really nicely, it's one of those albums where you can listen to the whole thing enjoyably there isn't a bad song... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Beastie Boys bring the old school rap back and stay relevant
This album, "To the 5 Boroughs", is an extremely impressive album. Instead of experimenting heavily with rock, instrumentals, electronics and whatnot, they go back to their... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Shelley D. Bowen
4.0 out of 5 stars Comeback Record.
Don't know where all the negative reviews are coming from here. This is some good stuff with a good vibe. Read more
Published 22 months ago by crank
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