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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: #26,634 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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If you like the Beastie Boys at all, pick up this album.
Scott Bohlmann
They must think they no longer have a "Super Disco Breakin'," "Remote Control," or "Just a Test" (tracks from Nasty) in them.
Fred Womble
I just got this album and I think every song is wicked good.
Josh

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel Perdue on 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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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By josie doolan on 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By sam paul on 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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian on September 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
Ok, you want a review of this album, or do you want an opinionated media influenced piece of crap from the mouth of someone who most likely doesn't know his hip-hop culture? (no offence peeps)
This album is a tribute to the city that made the boys who they are, NYC.
I've heard people saying this album is empty, go listen to Licence to ill and tell me that sounds full, this albums about bringing it back to the old skool.

Ch-check it out -, ok read the lyrics and THINK 'all you trekkies and TV ADDICTS, dont mean to diss dont mean to bring static, all you klingons in the f##kin house, grab your backstreet friend and get loud' If this isnt a commentary on the current state of hip-hop i don'tknow what is, sittin' in all day watchin' MTV for your hip-hop culture, their sayin' get your ass out and get involved in the scene! If there isn't a night on in your town, get one started, don't moan about something if you aint gonna do something about it, don't like the beasties album, get your own on the go dumb ass!

Triple trouble- If you could make a better opener for a track that's part of an album dedicated to NYC i don't what you'd use, Grand Master Flash the guy who started this off (saw the guy a while back and yes, he still got the skills!) using anything else would be an insult to the history of hip-hop. This song has a loop that's so damb danceable I don't know how you couldn't get your ass movin'!

Open letter to NYC- Come on, if you hate this you ain't got taste, the rise of sound at the start after the vocal intro just makes u feel the passion these have for their city, never mind the lyrics contained within!

Hey f##k you - I swear they dig at 50cent in this (`talk about your face, don't get pissed, I suggested you see a dermatologist' OUCH!
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