Hello Nasty [Remastered] [LP+CD]

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Barnes & Noble - Martin Johnson
On their fifth recording, and their first in four years, the Beastie Boys get back to an old-school hip-hop vibe without repudiating the vast array of styles they've already Beastie-ized. Thus Hello Nasty is a rarity, where old-school style sounds neither antiquated nor kitschy; instead, it is downright au courant, due to the wide range of styles covered. The sweet, acoustic "Picture This" features slightly dreamy vocals by Brooke Williams, while MCA's take on singer/songwriterdom, "I Don't Know," is highlighted by Miho Hatori's vocals and Jane Scarpantoni's cello. "And Me" sounds almost trippy, and the boys jump into their jazz-funk mode on "Song for Junior." Still, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Martin Johnson
On their fifth recording, and their first in four years, the Beastie Boys get back to an old-school hip-hop vibe without repudiating the vast array of styles they've already Beastie-ized. Thus Hello Nasty is a rarity, where old-school style sounds neither antiquated nor kitschy; instead, it is downright au courant, due to the wide range of styles covered. The sweet, acoustic "Picture This" features slightly dreamy vocals by Brooke Williams, while MCA's take on singer/songwriterdom, "I Don't Know," is highlighted by Miho Hatori's vocals and Jane Scarpantoni's cello. "And Me" sounds almost trippy, and the boys jump into their jazz-funk mode on "Song for Junior." Still, all this diversity can't detract from the raucous party vibe of "Super Disco Breakin'," "Intergallactic," and "Body Movin" (which in true Beastie style name checks the delicious French wine Chateauneuf du Pape). If you were in any doubt, Hello Nasty is a reminder that a Beasties party will still check your head.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Hello Nasty, the Beastie Boys' fifth album, is a head-spinning listen loaded with analog synthesizers, old drum machines, call-and-response vocals, freestyle rhyming, futuristic sound effects, and virtuoso turntable scratching. The Beasties have long been notorious for their dense, multi-layered explosions, but Hello Nasty is their first record to build on the multi-ethnic junk culture breakthrough of Check Your Head, instead of merely replicating it. Moving from electro-funk breakdowns to Latin-soul jams to spacy pop, Hello Nasty covers as much ground as Check Your Head or Ill Communication, but the flow is natural, like Paul's Boutique, even if the finish is retro-stylized. Hiring DJ Mixmaster Mike (one of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz) turned out to be a masterstroke; he and the Beasties created a sound that strongly recalls the spare electronic funk of the early '80s, but spiked with the samples and post-modern absurdist wit that have become their trademarks. On the surface, the sonic collages of Hello Nasty don't appear as dense as Paul's Boutique, nor is there a single as grabbing as "Sabotage," but given time, little details emerge, and each song forms its own identity. A few stray from the course, and the ending is a little anticlimactic, but that doesn't erase the riches of Hello Nasty -- the old-school kick of "Super Disco Breakin'" and "The Move"; Adam Yauch's crooning on "I Don't Know"; Lee "Scratch" Perry's cameo; and the recurring video game samples, to name just a few. The sonic adventures alone make the album noteworthy, but what makes it remarkable is how it looks to the future by looking to the past. There's no question that Hello Nasty is saturated in old-school sounds and styles, but by reviving the future-shock rock of the early '80s, the Beasties have shrewdly set themselves up for the new millennium. [An LP set included a remastered CD.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2009
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099969423925
  • Catalog Number: 94239
  • Sales rank: 82,749

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Super Disco Breakin' (2:07)
  2. 2 The Move (3:35)
  3. 3 Remote Control (2:58)
  4. 4 Song for the Man (3:13)
  5. 5 Just a Test (2:12)
  6. 6 Body Movin' (3:03)
  7. 7 Intergalactic (3:51)
  8. 8 Sneakin' out the Hospital (2:45)
  9. 9 Putting Shame in Your Game (3:37)
  10. 10 Flowin' Prose (2:39)
  11. 11 And Me (2:52)
  12. 12 Three MC's and One DJ (2:50)
  13. 13 The Grasshopper Unit (Keep Movin') (3:01)
  14. 14 Song for Junior (3:49)
  15. 15 I Don't Know (3:00)
  16. 16 The Negotiation Limerick File (2:46)
  17. 17 Electrify (2:22)
  18. 18 Picture This (2:25)
  19. 19 Unite (3:31)
  20. 20 Dedication (2:32)
  21. 21 Dr. Lee, Phd (4:50)
  22. 22 Instant Death (3:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Description of a Strange Man (1:21)
  2. 2 Dirt Dog (0:46)
  3. 3 Intergalactic (3:54)
  4. 4 Dr. Lee, PhD (4:39)
  5. 5 Switched On (1:35)
  6. 6 Body Movin' (5:32)
  7. 7 Auntie Jackie Poom Poom Delicious (1:38)
  8. 8 Putting Shame in Your Game (4:26)
  9. 9 Stink Bug (2:01)
  10. 10 Peanut Butter & Jelly (2:14)
  11. 11 Piano Jam (1:51)
  12. 12 Happy to Be in That Perfect Headspace (0:49)
  13. 13 The Negotiation Limerick File (3:20)
  14. 14 The Drone (2:44)
  15. 15 20 Questions Version (2:26)
  16. 16 The Biz Grasshopper Experiment (1:13)
  17. 17 Hail Sagan (Special K) (4:03)
  18. 18 Body Movin' (3:16)
  19. 19 Creepin' (2:32)
  20. 20 Learning Remote Control (1:49)
  21. 21 Oh My Goodness This Record's Incredible (0:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beastie Boys Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Beastie Boys Composer, Producer
Eric Bobo Composer
Mario Caldato Jr. Composer, Producer, Engineer
Money Mark Composer
Jill Cunniff Composer
Brooke Williams Composer
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