Currently Listening To: Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two

Beastie Boys –Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Release Date: 27th April 2011
Genre: Rap Rock
Capitol

Part Two comes before Part One. After promising a release of two parts, Part One was delayed and Part Two went ahead. Part Two ended up being Part One and Part One will be Part Two. My poor brain.

Softer in sound, less rebellious. That is Hot Sauce Committee Part Two and maybe this is the direction Beastie Boys have been slowly moving into over the years. I’m only familiar with the earlier albums, but Hot Sauce Committee is one sexy sounding album. Not resorting to modern-day rap techniques of crazy auto tuning and pop beats, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two is a strong collection of chilled out tracks and little oddities. ‘Nonstop Disco Powerpack’ sets the tone for me after the single ‘Make Some Noise’ brings the bombast. The album feels coherence in sound and pacing, lifting and dropping at the right moments, nothing ever jars. It might not be as heavy or contain any killer stand out tracks people will be singing along to in the future, but the tracks all work together to make an album people will surely be replaying again and again. The second part, Part One, can’t come soon enough.

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