Beastie Boys

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A very complete Beastie Boys discography: http://www.beastiemania.com/discog/

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Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).

Originally formed as a four-piece hardcore punk band, The Young Aborigines, in 1981 by Diamond (vocals), John Berry (guitar), Yauch (bass) and Kate Schellenbach (drums), the band appeared on the compilation cassette New York Thrash, before recording their first EP, Polly Wog Stew, in 1982. Berry left shortly thereafter, and was replaced by Horovitz. After achieving moderate local success with the 1983 experimental hip hop 12-inch "Cooky Puss", Schellenbach dropped out and the group made a full transition to hip hop, releasing a string of successful singles. The Beastie Boys toured with Madonna in 1985 and a year later released their debut album Licensed to Ill. The group sold 26 million albums in the United States and 50 million albums worldwide, making them, according to Billboard, "the biggest-selling rap group" since 1991.

With seven platinum or better albums from 1986–2004, the Beastie Boys were one of the longest-lived hip hop acts worldwide. In 2009, the group released digitally remastered deluxe editions of their albums Paul's Boutique, Check Your Head, Ill Communication and Hello Nasty. Their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, was released in 2011, and received positive reviews. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012, "just the third rap group to enter the Hall, after Run-D.M.C. (2009) and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (2007)." The following month, MCA died of cancer of the parotid salivary gland. In June 2014, Mike D stated that the Beastie Boys would not continue their careers as a group, as a promise to Adam Yauch.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1986 Licensed to Ill Beastie Boys 4.4 14
1989 Paul’s Boutique Beastie Boys 4.8 15
1992 Check Your Head Beastie Boys 4.4 10
1994 Ill Communication Beastie Boys 4.55 9
1998 Hello Nasty Beastie Boys 4.55 11
2004 To the 5 Boroughs Beastie Boys 3.65 7
2007 The Mix-Up Beastie Boys 3.65 4
2011 Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Beastie Boys 4 7
2011 Legendary Beastie Boys 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Some Old Bullshit Beastie Boys 1
1996 The In Sound From Way Out! Beastie Boys 5 8
1999 Anthology: The Sounds of Science Beastie Boys 5 7
2005 Solid Gold Hits Beastie Boys 2
Gold '99 Beastie Boys 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Awesome; I... Shot That! Beastie Boys 1
1998-06-20: Live at the Lorelei Rockpalast: Lorelei, Germany Beastie Boys 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 She’s on It Beastie Boys 9
1986 It's The New Style / Paul Revere Beastie Boys 1
1987 No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys 1
1987 Fight for Your Right Beastie Boys 2
1987 Girls / She’s Crafty Beastie Boys 2
1992 Pass the Mic Beastie Boys 4
1992 So What'cha Want Beastie Boys 3
1992 Gratitude Beastie Boys 3
1994 Sure Shot Beastie Boys 5
1994 Get It Together Beastie Boys 3
1994 Sabotage / Get It Together Beastie Boys 1
1997 Hey Ladies / So What'cha Want Beastie Boys 1
1998 Intergalactic Beastie Boys 4
1998 Body Movin' Beastie Boys 5
1999 Remote Control / 3 MCs & 1 DJ Beastie Boys 4
1999 Alive Beastie Boys 2
2004 Pass the Mic (Mike Nardone remix) Beastie Boys 1
2004 Ch-Check It Out Beastie Boys 6
2004 Triple Trouble Beastie Boys 4
2004 An Open Letter to NYC Beastie Boys 6
2007 Electric Worm / Suco de Tangerina Beastie Boys 1
2009 Too Many Rappers Beastie Boys 3
2011 Make Some Noise Beastie Boys 2
2011 Make Some Noise Beastie Boys 1
2012 Super Surprise Beastie Boys 1
2015 Sabotaggio Calibro 35 vs. Beastie Boys 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1982 Polly Wog Stew EP Beastie Boys 5 2
1983 Cooky Puss Beastie Boys 5
1985 Rock Hard Beastie Boys 1
1989 An Exciting Evening at Home With Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego Beastie Boys 4
1989 Love American Style EP Beastie Boys 10
1992 Jimmy James Beastie Boys 3
1992 Frozen Metal Head Beastie Boys 1
1994 Tour Shot! Beastie Boys 1

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