Beastie Boys: The Series – The Mix-Up (2007)
This can be a short review:
Beasties. Full instrumental album. Fuckin’ A.
Want more? OK.
I love the Beasties’ instrumentals. They always fit the albums perfectly, whenever they appear. It shows them to be the talented musicians they are, and that they’re fearless and willing to let it all hang out. The beauty, of course, is that their fans accept and embrace it. Face it: We love this group.
And this record? Well, much like The In Sound From Way Out, it makes for a superb party mix. It’s full of instrumental greatness and exploration. It’s funky, it’s chunky and no way is it clunky. But you knew it would be. The difference, here, is that these are all original tunes written specifically for this album.
And how cool is that. Perhaps this was a make up for there not being any instrumentals on To The 5 Boroughs. I like that thought.
So look, I tried to write more. I really did. And yet, as I learned yesterday from the comments for the Awesome I Fuckin’ Shot That! DVD review, brevity is still the soul of wit, and Levity is the sole of Cousin Itt (I still say it’s the comfortable shoes…).
Think of the Beasties getting their hands on that…
Brevity, y’know, is the soul of WIT
and Levity’s the sole of Cousin ITT…
and then they’d add something like…
This philosophy mirage make you blow your SHIT
Party people in the house couldn’t handle IT…
I smell a hit record.
Oh hell, why am I making up Beastie lyrics when I’m writing about an instrumental album?
Anyway, I also learned that I can generally sum things up fairly quickly if I’m of a mind to do it, so…
…if you don’t already own this, go buy it and you WILL fall in love. If you do have it already, well, you know of what I speak.
Thank you good night.