Beastie Boys - ‘An Open Letter To NYC’ (Parlophone)
17 Dec 2004
third unleashing from their stunning 'to the 5 boroughs' album from earlier this year; release - '04.
The gritty, urban standout from their 2004 'To The 5 Boroughs' LP sees Yauch, Diamond and Horowitz at the top of their still-scintillating game.
Chugging rhythm, occasional bass fumbles, and a homage to the circulating culture of their city, it's as much as an impassioned shout-out to homely climes, as convenient tourist-guide to one of America's more sensible, diverse and refined locales. Pay a visit some time.