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The Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique

Charles Shaar Murray, Q, August 1989

PRANKSTERS TO THE last, The Beastie Boys slide into their comeback album so quietly and casually that you double check the volume knob on your stereo and turn it up a couple of notches just to be on the safe side. Then the slurred mock-reggae of 'To All The Girls' dissolves under 'Shake Your Rump's onslaught of drums and taunting playground voices and your neighbours start organising a petition to have you evicted.

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