To The 5 Boroughs - Beastie Boys
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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

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Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
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  1. 60
    This formula wears thin over the 15 cuts here. [#27, p.137]
  2. Like Missy Elliott, the Beasties are reimagining hip-hop--what it was, what it is, what it can be. [12 Jun 2004, p.47]
  3. The Beastie Boys have always been at their best when gleefully rhyming and stealing from a variety of sources--both musically and lyrically--and the self-imposed adherence to hip hop traditionalism here, and indeed musically on the album as a whole, rather subdues their famously free-form sonic palette. [Jul 2004, p.108]