The Mix-Up

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jun 26, 2007
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35

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  1. EricC.
    Aug 14, 2007
    5
    When I heard that they were going back to their instruments for their next ablum, the first thing that came to mind was their best stuff as a punk-hip-hop band. Instead, we get a bunch of jam sessions, which was probably a blast for the guys, but not for their fans. Not a horrible funk album, but come on. I want some classic Beastie Boys (and their last two rap albums are not that either).
  2. JeffL.
    Jun 28, 2007
    5
    The 5 Boroughs was to old skool, and now we have The Mix-Up. The songs really don't stand out from one song to another, in other words they all sound alike. I like the Mix formula (hip-hop- Live jams) they use for CYH, Ill Com, and H. Nasty. These themed CD's become tiresome; Come-on Beasties, if you're goanna call your album the Mix-Up, then by all means MIX IT UP.
  3. RobertC
    Jun 25, 2007
    6
    What happend
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. The Beasties could have knocked out all twelve jams in a lazy weekend in 1992, 2007 or anywhere in between.
  2. Blender
    50
    It's the sound of a group treading water. [Jul 2007, p.110]
  3. There's 100 reasons to worship the Beastie Boys. But, plugging in a wah-wah pedal and writing an album of indulgent jazz-funk instrumentals is certainly not one of them.