Monkey Business - The Black Eyed Peas
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6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 143 Ratings

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  • Summary: Guests on the R&B outfit's latest include Jack Johnson, Justin Timberlake and James Brown.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Undeniably and increasingly danceable. [#16, p.148]
  2. Hurries from one strangely unsatisfying sparkle to the next. [5 Jun 2005]
  3. 60
    If anything, though, this pop machine is too tightly drilled. [Jul 2005, p.94]
  4. A bland meringue. [3 Jun 2005, p.81]
  5. 42
    The Peas give fun a bad name. [Jul 2005, p.104]
  6. 40
    What initially feels jubilant soon turns grating. [Jul 2005, p.115]
  7. Perhaps it was inevitable that a group like this would eventually emerge, peddling an energetic but inoffensive variant of hip-hop. But did we have any way of knowing that the results would be so unpleasant? [6 Jun 2005]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 92
  2. Negative: 33 out of 92
  1. joyce
    Jun 7, 2005
    10
    This album is phunking great!!
  2. Lulu
    Aug 14, 2005
    10
    This album is brilliant, it shows how they have grown as a band from their previous album. Anyone who wants to get up and dance will love This album is brilliant, it shows how they have grown as a band from their previous album. Anyone who wants to get up and dance will love this album, blasting it in their cars or playing it at bbq's. It is definately the summers new album. Well done!! Expand
  3. Sep 5, 2011
    10
    This has GOT to be The Peas' best album! I loved it instantly upon hearing it - except for My Humps which is a lousy song but it can be easilyThis has GOT to be The Peas' best album! I loved it instantly upon hearing it - except for My Humps which is a lousy song but it can be easily dismissed. Don't Phunk With my Heart was the song that won me over to the Peas and Don't Lie and Pump It aren't far behind. James Brown's work on the album is quite remarkable - R.I.P. This album has a great mix of rap songs of all sorts and it is impossible to dislike so I recommend you go get it! Expand
  4. JasperB
    Nov 13, 2005
    7
    Fun and raunchy. What's not to like?
  5. salomey
    Sep 3, 2005
    4
    a painful repetition of cliches
  6. RyanC
    Jun 6, 2005
    1
    ouch. all been down hill since that first gem of an album, 'behind the front'.
  7. CosmoP
    Jun 6, 2005
    0
    The most groundbreaking R&B recording since "You Gotta Believe" by Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

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