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Anthology: The Sounds of Science Surveying the career of these archetypal funky white boys makes clear that while their music sometimes followed trends, more often it set them. Arena...Anthology: The Sounds of ScienceHip-Hop/Rap Surveying the career of these archetypal funky white boys makes clear that while their music sometimes followed trends, more often it set them. Arena...1999-12-17

Surveying the career of these archetypal funky white boys 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. A+

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