- Summary: The B-Boys, who have moved back to New York from their temporary home of Los Angeles, return with their first album in six years and their second to utilize the beats of Mixmaster Mike. These 15 tracks are all self-produced by the band (a first) and recall the style of their earliest work.
- Record Label: Capitol
- Genre(s): Alternative, Rap
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|If you (if you), wanna know (wanna know) The real deal about the three Well lemme tell you we're triple trouble y'all We're gonna bring you up to...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
FilterBoroughs' greatest strength is its aural cohesiveness, fueled by a litany of Golden Age samples... and the heavy, often dark, bass-driven soundscapes. [#11, p.90]
UrbSignals something of a rebirth of their signature creativity. [Jul/Aug 2004, p.123]
Alternative PressMost of Boroughs feels like they're sampling themselves. [Aug 2004, p.120]
The Beasties of 5 Boroughs seem scared--reluctant to innovate; serving up nonsense lyrics and numbing production that are just plain lazy... sensing that there's nowhere to go but down, so better to establish a passable holding pattern than risk an inexcusable backslide toward irrelevance.
TheDudeJan 12, 2005One of the best hip-hop albums I own. This is my favorite Beastie Boys album to date. I think they are growing up, and speaking their mind.
RonRJun 16, 2004pure fun, just listen and enjoy, some of the best beats in years. will make a lot of new fans, and keep all the old ones.
VincentCJul 9, 2004Awesome
RussellJ.Jun 15, 2004Definetly a step up. This thing is more than a hell of a lot of fun to listen to, and it feels complete.
Aug 15, 2011Average record comparatively to earlier B-Boys' records, but still awesome. I do miss the instrumental work, but this is just pure Hip-hopAverage record comparatively to earlier B-Boys' records, but still awesome. I do miss the instrumental work, but this is just pure Hip-hop record. A love letter of some sort to the city they love, New York City.… Expand
[Anonymous]Apr 21, 2005For what the old beastie boy albums used to be, this is less than average. Bring Back the old Beastie Boys!
chuckyoJun 16, 2004It sucks. I'm tired of rap in general. It's boring.
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