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Comment: Brand new and still sealed U.S. vinyl lp on the Beastie Boys label Capitol/EMI. Original sticker on front of jacket. Has a small cutout hole. Also the top right hand corner has visible corner bends from a combination of how it was originally shipped to me and shrink wrap tightness. Shrink wrap sometimes continues to shrink on lps. I have partially alleviated the problem by opening up the shrink wrap on the corner that has the corner bend.
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To the 5 Boroughs

LP (12" album, 33 rpm)

3.8 out of 5 stars 495 customer reviews

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Limited edition, 2 LP set. The Beastie Boys: Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Mike D. Additional personnel: Mixmaster Mike (turntables). Recording information: Oscilloscope Laboratories, New York, New York. In the six years following 1998's HELLO NASTY, the Beastie Boys watched their hometown of New York City endure dramatic changes, most of them direct repercussions of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The trio's response is TO THE 5 BOROUGHS, an album that prominently features the WTC on its cover illustration of the Manhattan skyline (circa 2000), and lovingly looks at the past, present, and future of both NYC and the Beastie Boys themselves. "Ch-check It Out" opens the album in classic Beasties style, with Ad-Rock, MCA, and Mike D trading rhymes over a deft old-school hip-hop beat. However, things quickly get topical on "Right Right Now Now" with MCA declaring, "I'm getting kind of tired of the situation/The US attacking other nations..." over a slightly ominous backing track. The funky "Time to Build" furthers these sentiments, addressing political, economic, and ecological issues, while wisely noting "It takes a second to wreck it/It takes time to build." Those fearing that the Beasties have lost their party vibe need not worry, though; even the lyrically heavy songs feature tight rhythms and booty-shaking bass. Nowhere is this better exemplified than on "An Open Letter to NYC," a loving celebration of the dynamic city that shaped the Beastie Boys and their eclectic hip-hop sound.


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  • Vinyl (June 15, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • ASIN: B00025DZ6O
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 495 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #525,844 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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