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  • Summary: The Black Eyed Peas return to release its first studio album in five years.

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Boom Boom Pow
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Maybe this album is dumb on the surface, though not as much as fools claim. But sure as showbiz it isn't dumb underneath.
  2. The acronym that forms the title of their latest stands for "The Energy Never Dies," and they more than make good on that promise, blasting through 15 high-powered rave-rap jams that rarely lack for melodic hooks or rhythmic thrust.
  3. Group mastermind will.i.am's attempt at social commentary on 'Now Generation' comes off more like an ''I just got DSL!'' laundry list. But when the group's glitchy future-funk beats sync up with Fergie's unabashedly feminine melodies, as on the sweetly insidious 'Meet Me Halfway,' they find pure Top 40 nirvana.
  4. There are some fun songs on The E.N.D., but the Peas would've been better served by putting a little more thought into the words that ride the beats.
  5. The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) is a mess of pop/dance/rap crossover.
  6. 50
    Th Peas keep it exuberantly funky.
  7. 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?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 54
  2. Negative: 16 out of 54
  1. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    I love this record!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Sep 12, 2010
    10
    one of my favorites! personally i like Alive the best. just give it a listen and you'll love it!!! its a mix of different genres of music soone of my favorites! personally i like Alive the best. just give it a listen and you'll love it!!! its a mix of different genres of music so everyone can love it! Expand
  3. Mar 12, 2011
    9
    The E.N.D. is a very good album indeed. It is produced decently. My only concern is Fergie's rapping. She has a decent voice, I would've justThe E.N.D. is a very good album indeed. It is produced decently. My only concern is Fergie's rapping. She has a decent voice, I would've just kept her to singing her pretty little voice off. The Peas have become more commercial, but they aren't totally selling out their style their energy. They make great MUSIC, regardless if it is hip-hop, pop, or electro. They are experts at making music and making awesome music. Expand
  4. May 27, 2011
    7
    Stomping, Loud and Abrasive. Sure fire winner.
  5. JordanK
    Jun 24, 2009
    6
    This is an album that starts off sublimely, with Boom Boom Pow and Rock That Body being pure dance nirvana. The next several songs are all This is an album that starts off sublimely, with Boom Boom Pow and Rock That Body being pure dance nirvana. The next several songs are all pretty great too, but, around track 7 or 8, the music slowly slides downhill. Granted the lowest it gets is still not bad, but there are a number of reasons for the downward slide anyway. For the most part, the lyrics are pretty dumb throughout; I can only stomach goofy lyrics about dancing, drinking, and just generally partying for so long. I can also only stomach Fergie Expand
  6. QuayT
    Jun 17, 2009
    3
    Black Eyed Peas has fallen victim to the Auto-Tune craze that's destroying hip-hop. I can only hope will.i.am snaps out of his own Black Eyed Peas has fallen victim to the Auto-Tune craze that's destroying hip-hop. I can only hope will.i.am snaps out of his own egoism and remembers the fun but socially aware style that put him on the map. Expand
  7. TmanH
    Jun 13, 2009
    0
    Anyone who listened beyond 'Bridging the Gap', and 'Behind The Front' would be bitterly disappointed unless mere Anyone who listened beyond 'Bridging the Gap', and 'Behind The Front' would be bitterly disappointed unless mere 'pop' music is something you enjoy. Rhythmically and lyrically disingenuous is the most concise I could be about this album. Expand

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