>>As for the Dust Bros, what have they even done besides the well-known stuff w/ Beck and The Beastie Boys?
Only the 90s power-pop masterpiece "MIDDLE OF NOWHERE" by muthafukkin' HANSON!
No kidding, the Dust bros are mostly responsible for this album actually being good. For the most obvious example, before the Dust Bros came into the picture, MMMBop was slow, boring, overlong, and only a little less sloppy than you'd expect from pre-teens. The Dust bros whipped them into shape in no time.