Elephunk - Black Eyed Peas

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. The unashamed enthusiasm and fun in 'Elephunk' makes BEP the true heirs to the legendary De La Soul.
  2. Elephunk drops non-stop hook and hump, an album with almost no missteps and more than its share of undeniable, thumping joy.
  3. 83
    [BEP] pick up where the Fugees left off. [Aug 2003, p.119]
  4. Like a latter-day Digital Underground, Black Eyed Peas know how to get a party track moving.
  5. Better partiers than preachers, these Peas have found their pod. [Sep 2003, p.118]
  6. 77
    Sweaty, funky and thump-inclined. [#6, p.82]
  7. Elephunk may not blow up, but it does go pop with enough style and verve to make its lack of substance irrelevant.
  8. The snags occur with the group's efforts at grit and substance.
  9. Here, the group courts the mainstream with an almost comic ferocity, jumping on every bandwagon that's passed.
  10. While such willingness to experiment is admirable, in this case the attempt comes off as slightly desperate and too diffuse.
  11. 40
    Problem is, that kind of constant high gets as dull as life on Prozac. [Aug 2003, p.120]
  12. 20
    Disappoints big time. [Oct 2003, p.110]
  13. 20
    The crew's 1982-ish rhyme schemes and vapid lyrics reach new lows. [Oct 2003, p.85]
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 70
  2. Negative: 3 out of 70
  1. Oct 11, 2010
    The Peas best and most commercial album, Elephunk incorporates enough of the old stuff to keep their loyal fans happy and new stuff to draw in the punters. One new inclusion at the time was Fergie, who was possibly key to the success of this album. A better singer than all the other boys her up front vocals drive the songs through. A slightly strange song name choice of 'Lets Get Retarded?' got the media into a storm but it's not a bad song and goes along with the some what crazy nature of the Peas. This album is good if not quite great but its perfect if you just fancy a dance. Full Review »
  2. Jun 6, 2013
    This is an album that really focuses on the good old hip hop. Fresh beats and rhymes makes this album by the Peas a real cult classic. No one song is consistently annoying or maddening. Full Review »
  3. Mar 26, 2013
    Overall, not bad of an album. "Shut Up," "Where is the Love" and "Let's Get it Started" were excellent tracks that made the album worth listening.