Solid Gold Hits [Explicit Lyrics]

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Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
To think, when this trio of snot-nosed perpetual adolescents burst on the hip-hop scene more than two decades ago, most folks thought they'd burn out faster than the fuse on a cheap firecracker bought out of a Brooklyn hooligan's trunk. Well, after a few years of juvenile humor and quite a few more spent churning out provocative tunes, it's clear that the Beasties are having the last laugh. This collection, which gleans material from all phases of their career -- well, save for their early days as hardcore punk troublemakers -- and shows that they've remained true to their musical roots, even as they've evolved as people. Unlike The Sounds of Science, Solid Gold Hits ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Sprague
To think, when this trio of snot-nosed perpetual adolescents burst on the hip-hop scene more than two decades ago, most folks thought they'd burn out faster than the fuse on a cheap firecracker bought out of a Brooklyn hooligan's trunk. Well, after a few years of juvenile humor and quite a few more spent churning out provocative tunes, it's clear that the Beasties are having the last laugh. This collection, which gleans material from all phases of their career -- well, save for their early days as hardcore punk troublemakers -- and shows that they've remained true to their musical roots, even as they've evolved as people. Unlike The Sounds of Science, Solid Gold Hits focuses on the trio's best-known material, from debauched early anthems like "Fight For Your Right to Party" and "Hey Ladies" to later, more squirrelly efforts such as "Intergalactic" and "Triple Trouble." Proving you can take the boys out of New York City, but you can't take New York City out of the boys, the disc is peppered with hometown homages ranging from the raging "No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn" to the post-9/11 love note "Open Letter to NYC." Diehard fans might quibble with the straightforwardness of the collection, but the inclusion on some editions of the disc of videos for each of the songs makes up for that.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Beastie Boys had a good, albeit eccentric, hits compilation in 1999 with the double-disc set The Sounds of Science, so what's the purpose of the 2005 set Solid Gold Hits? Well, it is considerably more concise than the previous compilation, spanning just one disc and containing a mere 15 songs compared to the 42 on Sounds. So, for listeners who are just looking for the big hits, this serves its purpose quite well, since this may be missing many great songs -- and not just album tracks or early singles like "She's on It," but charting hits like "Paul Revere" -- but it does have all of their anthems, including "Fight for Your Right," "Brass Monkey," "Hey Ladies," "Shake Your Rump," "So What'cha Want," "Sabotage," "Sure Shot," "Intergalactic," and "Body Movin'," here in its Fatboy Slim remix. While some listeners may find the non-chronological order kind of frustrating, these songs sound good in pretty much any running order, so this winds up as a thoroughly entertaining listen. Perhaps it's not the definitive Beastie Boys album, but for fans who just want nothing more than the hits, this does its job.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Beastie Boys had a good, albeit eccentric, hits compilation in 1999 with the double-disc set The Sounds of Science, so what's the purpose of the 2005 set Solid Gold Hits? Well, it is considerably more concise than the previous compilation, spanning just one disc and containing a mere 15 songs compared to the 42 on Sounds. So, for listeners that are just looking for the big hits, this serves its purpose quite well, since this may be missing many great songs -- and not just album tracks or early singles like "She's On It," but charting hits like "Paul Revere" -- but it does have all of their anthems, including "Fight for Your Right (To Party)," "Brass Monkey," "Hey Ladies," "Shake Your Rump," "So What'cha Want," "Sabotage," "Sure Shot," "Intergalactic" and "Body Movin'," here in its Fatboy Slim remix. While some listeners may find the non-chronological order kind of frustrating, these songs sound good in pretty much any running order, so this winds up as a thoroughly entertaining listen. Perhaps it's not the definitive Beastie Boys album, but for fans that just want nothing more than the hits, this does its job.

The Beastie Boys had a good, albeit eccentric, hits compilation in 1999 with the double-disc set The Sounds of Science, so what's the purpose of the 2005 set Solid Gold Hits? Well, it is considerably more concise than the previous compilation, spanning just one disc and containing a mere 15 songs compared to the 42 on Sounds. So, for listeners that are just looking for the big hits, this serves its purpose quite well, since this may be missing many great songs -- and not just album tracks or early singles like "She's On It," but charting hits like "Paul Revere" -- but it does have all of their anthems, including "Fight for Your Right (To Party)," "Brass Monkey," "Hey Ladies," "Shake Your Rump," "So What'cha Want," "Sabotage," "Sure Shot," "Intergalactic" and "Body Movin'," here in its Fatboy Slim remix. While some listeners may find the non-chronological order kind of frustrating, these songs sound good in pretty much any running order, so this winds up as a thoroughly entertaining listen. Perhaps it's not the definitive Beastie Boys album, but for fans that just want nothing more than the hits, this does its job.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2005
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094634466714
  • Catalog Number: 44667
  • Sales rank: 19,385

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So What'cha Want (3:37)
  2. 2 Brass Monkey (2:38)
  3. 3 Ch-Check It Out (3:10)
  4. 4 No Sleep Till Brooklyn (4:06)
  5. 5 Hey Ladies (3:48)
  6. 6 Pass the Mic (4:17)
  7. 7 An Open Letter to NYC (4:13)
  8. 8 Root Down (3:31)
  9. 9 Shake Your Rump (3:17)
  10. 10 Intergalactic (3:30)
  11. 11 Sure Shot (3:18)
  12. 12 Body Movin' (4:08)
  13. 13 Triple Trouble (2:43)
  14. 14 Sabotage (2:58)
  15. 15 (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party) (3:32)
  16. 16 [CD-Rom Track]
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Beastie Boys Primary Artist
Mike D Rap
DJ Hurricane Turntables
MCA Rap
Ad Rock Rap
Technical Credits
Beastie Boys Composer, Audio Production
Adam Horovitz Composer
Mario Caldato Jr. Composer, Producer
Rick Rubin Composer, Producer
M. Simpson Composer
Fatboy Slim Remixing
Josh Cheuse Cover Photo
The Dust Brothers Producer
Chris Athens Mastering
W. Fite Composer
B.H. Edwards Composer
Adam Yauch Composer
Mike Diamond Composer
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