Beastie Boys: Check Your Head (1992)

beasties check your headBy Scott Goldfine

Bratty trio the Beastie Boys, who helped pioneer rap into the mainstream six years ago, try playing instruments on their third LP “Check Your Head.” Often using distortion-altered vocals, the boys weave goofy raps through funky and spacey music.

The Beasties are experimental, so anyone seeking the metal-rap fusion of “Licensed to Ill” of the lyrical looniness of “Paul’s Boutique” will be disappointed. The rest of us can continue to marvel at their ambitious reinvention.

GRADE: A-

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