The Beastie Boys: Ill Communication

With a defiantly lo-fi vibe, the Beasties travelled into experimental waters on their 4th album. Mixing scuzzy vocals with jazz samples, transcendental chants, and 70s-esque funk, Ill Communication is a rich and varied album that is often overlooked in the Beastie Boys back catalogue.

Sometimes using cut-up sampling and instrumentation in the style of the Dust Brothers, or a loose approach to structure almost reminiscent of Bitches Brew, this is sure to be an album for everyone.

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