The Beastie Boys -- Hello Nasty

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Written for the 1998 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll

Itís a neat trick, of course, to trade upon your bad-boy past while at the same time disavowing it, and, of course, the Beasties arenít the first smart assholes to do it. But unlike a lot of former bad boys, they havenít musically mellowed any either. And they continue the "everything goes" musicality that has marked their entire career. Sure, theyíre mature enough now to admit that they donít have all of the answers, like on the unprecedented "I Donít Know," but thatís a plus, especially considering how much they thought they knew back in the day.

--Jim Connelly

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