I am pretty happy with my OnePlus One, though Chinese it is above your $150 mark. You are getting a lot for $299,-. I would even go as far that hardware wise (and OS depending on taste) it is better than the iPhone 6 plus.. So not all that is Chinese is bad.
Pretty much anything Beastie Boys. Went to college in the early 90s (yep, I'm old) and practically every party I went to had the Beasties playing, or some kid in the dorms would have his speakers turned around in his window blasting Paul's Boutique. Was never a big Beasties' fan in the first place, but the overexposure ruined any enjoyment I might have had.
Wow I wish kids still played that stuff at parties than what I gotta be succumbed to these days.