Originally Posted by Reaper16
I just never wanted to return to it. I never found myself wanting to listen to it. It's very solid; the the best Beastie Boys album since Hello Nasty.
But in a year that was FULL of forward-thinking hip-hop, That BB album felt like a relic of the past. I always wanted to instead listen to innovative, fresh albums by G-Side, Danny Brown, Doomtree, Sims, Cities Aviv, Mr. Mother****ing eXquire, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, The Roots, Big KRIT, Cunninglynguists, & Das Racist.
This was pretty much my take as well. The Beastie Boys sounded as good as ever, but the album felt dated and not particularly exciting. That's not really a critique on the album itself, it's just that my musical listening style right now is to get caught up in the current milieu and the direction where things are heading, not to relive the past. I guess I'm saying I'm a trendy bastard.
And by the way: have you listened to the Killer Mike album yet?