The E.N.D.

Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. It doesn’t challenge listeners or give them anything unexpected or even asked for, really (who's waiting around with bated breath for 'Ring-A-Ling?'), but it’s already a certifiable hit.
  2. If the "Energy Never Dies", as Black Eyed Peas' acronymically-titled fifth album has us believe, why do they continually sound like the most tired, idea-less group on the block?
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 131 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 49
  2. Negative: 16 out of 49
  1. ixatS
    Oct 11, 2009
    0
    You know, I'm a live and let live kind of guy, and I would happily ignore the BEP as they stormed the charts and gave 11-year-olds You know, I'm a live and let live kind of guy, and I would happily ignore the BEP as they stormed the charts and gave 11-year-olds orgasms across the globe, but the radio is always on at my workplace. I have therefore had to hear their songs MANY MANY TIMES. And just like Nickelback, what seems merely mediocre on first listen, on the 50th starts seeming VERY VERY BAD. Aggressively bad. Deliberately stupid. Stultifying by design. Listen, I don't care how funky your beats are, but I am incapable of enjoying a song that contains the lyrics "tonight's gonna be a good good night" repeated 24 times! (This is true.) And not when they're delivered by an auto-tuned, genderless pop mannequin! Do all you fans mean to tell me that you can actually detect a smidgen of real joy or excitement in this delivery? Any inspiration whatsoever in the production? Listen, if you like cute pop music, then get the latest Royksopp album, and stop poisoning yourselves with this shit! Full Review »
  2. Oct 11, 2010
    6
    The E.N.D is slightly less annoying and slightly more catchy than it's predecessor 'Monkey Business' but it's not a big improvement. It's veryThe E.N.D is slightly less annoying and slightly more catchy than it's predecessor 'Monkey Business' but it's not a big improvement. It's very similar to Monkey Business in that it starts off well but slowly deteriorates with fillers nearer the end. 'Boom Boom Pow' is catchy Pop/Electrofunk that encapsualtes the current 2nd wave of electro music. 'Meet Me Halfway' is another pop orientated song but is more mid tempo and it cools you down after you've just danced your ass off to 'Rock That Body'. The later tracks however, are boring and so commercial not even the pop market is yet the embrace them. These include the strange song' Now Generation', it neither embraces or criticises the world we live in today and 'One Tribe' very much like 'Union' from Monkey Business which is a forgetful song asking for world peace. The album is an improvement on Monkey Business but nothing on the albums before Fergie or Elephunk. Full Review »
  3. DZ
    Sep 12, 2009
    0
    Boom Boom Pow steals its lyrics from the Flight of the Conchords' song (she's so hot) Boom, which was making fun of this kind of crap.