“Hot Sauce Committee Part Two"

The new Beastie Boys album Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, their first in years, came out today. Jon Pareles had some nice things to say about it in the NYTs this morning, essentially writing that one of hip-hop's greatest acts have gone back to their License to Ill era roots, though this time around with live instruments instead of samples which "make the songs sound droll rather than defensive."

I'm in the mood for some droll, Beastie-sounding, nostalgia-inducing music today। The cruelest month is over, long-overdue changes are afoot and the sky is blue. So I'll be checking it out on MOG. Don't forget- you can click on a link to the right and get the best music value there is- seriously.

UPDATE: this album kicks ass.