Natural Ingredients Forget Luscious Jackson's connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.'s Grand Royal label, and one member is a… Natural Ingredients Forget Luscious Jackson's connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.'s Grand Royal label, and one member is a… Luscious Jackson Rock
Music Review

Natural Ingredients (1994)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Lead Performance: Luscious Jackson; Genre: Rock

Forget Luscious Jackson's connection to the Beastie Boys. Though the female foursome is signed to Mike D.'s Grand Royal label, and one member is a former Beastie girl (she played drums with the group), LJ's full-length debut doesn't aimlessly jump genres like the Beasties' recent albums have. Natural Ingredients' low-budget sound is impossible to peg — think funk, punk, jazz, pop, disco, and hip-hop — but is so nicely balanced that, unlike the Beasties, the group never seems indecisive or schizophrenic.

Originally posted Aug 26, 1994 Published in issue #237-238 Aug 26, 1994 Order article reprints