Every lyric quoted in reviews of To The 5 Boroughs makes me want to cry. While the Sounds Of Science anthology arguably renders every album except Licensed To Ill unnecessary to purchase, there are few groups that inspire so much endearment from me than the Beastie Boys (esp. as MTV figures). I've forgiven their filler and indulged their indulgences throughout the years because they represent something really positive to me (on 9/11 they were the only group I wanted to listen to). To see them flake out so horrifically, so nakedly, is heartbreaking.
Now for happy thoughts. Two more Anthony-approved Billboard hits.
Juvenile Featuring Soulja Slim, "Slow Motion": You know that scene in the video for "Ew, Girl, Ew" by Three Times One Minus One where the girl is actually riding on top of Pootie T while he sings? That image always comes to mind during the chorus of this track. Best recorded-during-coitus rap track since LL Cool J's "Back Seat."
Mis-Teeq "Scandalous": This is currently competing with "Naughty Girl" by Beyonce for my 10th favorite single of the year so far. They're nearly identical "In Da Club"-style monoliths (with upped sex appeal cuz, like, they're sung by horny girls) except Mis-Teeq is singing about all the stuff you do for her while Beyonce is singing about all the stuff she's going to do for you.