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Ill Communication
Beastie Boys
Ill Communication
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
 
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Japanese edition of their #1 & platinum 1994 album with fourunmarked bonus tracks: 'Dope Little Song', 'Resolution Time''Mullet Head' and 'The Vibes'. 24 tracks total, also featuring the hits 'Sure Shot', 'Sabotage' and 'G...  more »

      
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All Artists: Beastie Boys
Title: Ill Communication
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Toshiba EMI Japan
Release Date: 12/15/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, East Coast, Old School, Experimental Rap, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4988006694651

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Japanese edition of their #1 & platinum 1994 album with fourunmarked bonus tracks: 'Dope Little Song', 'Resolution Time''Mullet Head' and 'The Vibes'. 24 tracks total, also featuring the hits 'Sure Shot', 'Sabotage' and 'Get It Together'. A Capitol release.

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CD Reviews

Wonderful.
02/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you're a big Beasties fan, definitely pick up the import version of Ill Communication. It adds a French intro to track 3; the extra tracks (nobody ever seems to tell you about them in these reviews) are:Dope Little Song, with Mike and Adrock goofing around;Resolution Time, an MCA solo joint with a similar vibe as his others - always a good thing;Mullet Head, which is definitely my favorite Beasties punk-ish song. Yauch is great on that bass.Last but not least, The Vibes is a 3-man distortion rap that works well. And so does the album. Definitely worthwhile."
Get Ill With The Beasties
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 08/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off, Ill Communication is my favorite Beastie Boys album. Considering this, the Japanese import with bonus tracks was essential. That written, you have to ask yourself if $55.00 (the cost of the disc at the time of review) is a resonable price for four additional songs. Keeping in mind that you probably already own the regular LP release, the bonus songs come out to more than $13.00 each -minus shipping and handling. While you ponder this question, you can read my review of the bonus songs.

1) 'Dope Little Song' is great. It has the same flavor as the rest of the album's hip hop songs.
2) 'Resolution Time' is another great tune, but I know that the identical version is released elsewhere.
3) 'Mullet Head' is hardcore. I generally don't care for the Beastie's hardcore tunes, and this one is no exception.
4) 'Vibes' is the real gem out of the bonus tracks. I can't imagine why this song wasn't released on the US version of the LP -it could have easily been a hit single. Like 'Dope Little Song,' it is sylistically similar to the other hip hop tunes on the regular disc. Considering the psychedelic vibes sample, solid verses and chorus, it's simply a great song."
70's funk, found!
G. Phelps | Seattle, WA | 02/27/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was watching one of my favorite films, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3" on television the other day, and really enjoying the thumping 70's funk soundtrack, when I swore I heard a riff that reminded me of the Beastie Boys! Sure enough (pun intended), i found the sample on "Sure Shot"! AND they even homage the piece in their lyrics: "It's The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3/ If you wanna go around it, come see me/ You can't, you won't, and you don't stop!" (You have to see the film to get the last line!!).Pelham came out exactly 20 years prior to the Beastie Boys' release and they breathe new life into some brilliant source music!"