Beastie Boys – Some Old Bullshit
Playful self-deprecation in the album title aside, this compilation collects some of their early 80s hardcore EPs, along with some early radio stuff. I love that they were a punk band before taking up the hip hop, it informs their sound and, more importantly, their attitude. They came from a perfect (Polly Wog) stew of sounds and a period of New York primed and ready. It’s their superhero origin story.