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Paul's Boutique is the second studio album by American hip hop group Beastie Boys, released on July 25, 1989 on Capitol Records. Featuring production by the Dust Brothers, the recording sessions for the album took place at Mario G's Studio in Los Angeles and The Opium Den in Brooklyn, New York from 1988 to 1989, after which the recordings underwent mixing at the Manhattan-based Record Plant Studios.

Paul's Boutique was initially considered a commercial failure by the executives at Capitol… read more



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  • Avatar for avantish
    One of the greatest Hip-Hop Albums of all time and the B Boys crowning achievement.
  • Avatar for stomczak
    It's fun to read peoples' new discovery of this album. A classmate and I would recite this entire album in 9th grade study hall, in 1990. I'm 41 now and still listen to it occasionally and it is still one of my favorite albums of all time. Rap has sort of passed me by (I was the suburban white kid listening to LL, RUN-DMC, Beasties, Eric B & Rakim, etc.) but this album seems a part of me. My only regret is that I never was able to see them perform live.
  • Avatar for Highpy
    The best beastie boys album ever
  • Avatar for el-tango
    I love how you hear the influence of The Dust Brothers! :)
  • Avatar for MellotronY
    very much the best record ever. first one i listen to on New Year's to make sure it's a good year ahead
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  • Avatar for Avirett4
    My humble review of Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989):
  • Avatar for Doppz
    My only exposure to Beastie Boys was severely overplayed songs like Brass Monkey and No Sleep 'til Brooklyn, so I avoided this for awhile. It's really solid though, surprising that comparatively few people seem to know about it.
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    Along with Endtroducing and Fear of a Black Planet this album represents the high point of sampling as an art form. Absolutely flawless.
  • Avatar for PhnomPencil
    This is blowing my mind.

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