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Check Your Head

by Beastie Boys

Released April 21, 1992 via Grand Royal / Capitol Records

Reviewed April 27, 2022

Top tracks (based on community voting)
Pass the Mic (62%), Something's Got to Give (46%), So What'cha Want (39%)

The Beastie Boys third studio album, Check Your Head, turns away from the heavily sample-based approach taken on their previous record, Paul’s Boutique, which came via The Dust Brothers crate diggin' fingertips. The Beastie Boys themselves provide contributions, relying on their creative talents instead of searching far and wide. What you need is within after all. The Beastie Boys’ style exists outside of space and time; they pull from many influences but always pull said influence into their world. Check Your Head covers a wide ground, albeit some ground is covered better than others. Slightly lacking on the spectrum of consistency, Check Your Head is a wild bag of material that is funky and scatterbrained. Take a risk once in a while, it may not come up perfect; however, no risk, no reward. The Beastie Boys are the purveyors of the 'take a chance' artistic mindset, on the cutting edge of everything at once. – Peter (8/10)

Jared: 9/10 | Ben (Synth): 8/10 | Dominick: 8/10 | Pax: 8/10

Peter: 8/10 | Cam: 7.8/10 | DeVán: 7.5/10 | Daniel: 7.2/10


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