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Beastie Boys, Anthology: The Sounds of Science

BEASTIES MASTERS Mike D, Adam Horovitz. and Adam Yauch (from left)

Anthology: The Sounds of Science surveys the career of the archetypal funky white boys – the Beastie Boys – and makes clear that while their music sometimes followed trends, more often it set them. Arena rap, acid jazz, hardcore punk, funk-metal, and even country all get thrown into the Beasties’ cultural Cuisinart.

The result is startlingly consistent; despite gaps, the unreleased rarities actually sound as great as the hits. Strange yet wonderfully accessible, the Boys demonstrate their greatest, most infectious quality – that they have unbridled creativity down to a science.