About 10 years ago I decided to have a Beastie Boys day and listened to all their LPs in their entirety in consecutive order. Not many artists you can do that with and genuinely enjoy the experience, but me, I really did. I feel like doing the same thing again now – with the added bonus of them having released a couple more LPs since then. In my view, Beastie Boys have never fell off. Totally consistent, yet always different. I truly felt an affinity with them at high school when I found out I was rocking the same Poizone jacket as MCA was in the ‘Sure Shot’ video. I doubt we’d have made any of our own music if it wasn’t for them inspiring us so much. True pioneers. Rest In Peace MCA.