I never liked the Beastie Boys album "Check Your Head." I gave it a fair chance, I really did - tried hard to like it and listened to it a lot. Given the company I kept, sadly I must even admit that I pretended to like it. Really for me it all seemed like a rushed, half-assed thrown together album; far too light on the lyrics side, and far too heavy and hellbent on channeling their 3 piece instrumental days a la "Pollywog Stew." The album just didn't know what it was.
For me, it doesn't get any better than "Paul's Boutique." I wore out that cassette, and can recite the whole album word for word to this very day. But I hated "Check Your Head." I really did - and still do.