Great Album, not-so-great packaging
C. Kalargiros | San Ho, California | 09/04/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got introduced to this album in 1992, when it first came out. It was by accident as I sent in my alpine deck to get serviced and when I got it back, one of the technicians had left their "Check Your Head" tape inside the deck, the second I turned it on and I liked it so much that I went out and bought the cd soon afterwards. This album is the Beastie Boy's next best album after Paul's Boutique. The remastering is pretty good but I didn't like the B-sides at all. It's as if they decided to put those together when they were drunk and stoned, while inviting a bunch of amateurs to join in. The album is still superb but the packaging isn't as it's hard to get the cd's out every time you want to listen to them and the packaging get's easily dented up every time you try to store it. I can never understand how the record companies operate, if they're trying to go all "Environmental", then why use up so much paper to make this packaging, when they can simply make it into a high-gloss booklet that inserts into a plastic jewel case, just like the way they did the Paul's Boutique album, so that the artwork will be protected and not fade out with time."