Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Fight for their right to... be middle-aged

It's 2007 and the venerable rappin' yids from New York, the Beastie Boys, have released their latest album "The Mix-Up".

I haven't heard it yet, but a mini-review in today's National Post lamented the boys inability to "put out anything groundbreaking" before ladling out some backhanded praise saying they're aging gracefully and are now "comfortable away from the cultural foreground, producing very nice background music." Ouch.

It's a far cry from the gushing reviews of Licensed to Ill and Hello Nasty back in the day. Maybe Mixmaster Mike will get angry enough at this type of commentary and get "Intergalactic" on us next time around.

FYI, if you feel like feeling your age... the Beastie Boys are now all in their early 40s and late 30s. For more info, check out samples from the new album and get all the info you ever wanted to know about them at Beastie Boy HQ.

1 comment:

Hipster Jewfus said...

Although I am a Beastie Boys fan, I didn't even know they had come out with a new album... and I'm not surprised about the review. Paul's Boutique is one of my favourite albums - period. But it's been about 18 years and their sound hasn't changed all that much.