500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Beastie Boys, 'Paul's Boutique'

156. The Beastie Boys, 'Paul's Boutique'

Capitol, 1989

For their second album, the Beasties hired the Dust Brothers, a production team that provided some of the best samples ever on wax – from the Ramones to the Funky 4+1. The title is a goof on Abbey Road, which was Paul McCartney's boutique; like that LP, it stitches together song fragments in a way rarely seen before or since.

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