• Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2020
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 4 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
Buy On
  1. Jun 25, 2020
    80
    If there is any problem with “Translation” — and there isn’t too much, as it is the best overall BEP work since 2003’s “Elephunk” — it’s that, too often, it goes for the big bang, rather than the subtle nudge. ... That said, BEP have found a new sense of adventure, inventiveness and contagion through the modern Latin music prism. They’re almost completely there toward making it totally their own.
  2. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    Throbbing and covered in sweat, Translation is unapologetic in its intent and a surprisingly welcome reminder of the Peas' power to lift spirits not through socially conscious bars, but internationally appealing, borderless people-pleasing that unites through dance.
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    50
    Relentlessly preachy music can be just as obnoxious as the relentlessly vapid, but even pop music can offer more substance than this. If this album was a soda, it would be light and bubbly, yet its sugar free nature would make you crave a Mexican soda in a glass bottle instead.
  4. Jun 25, 2020
    50
    The oft clunky Translation doubles down for a full-length that deserved EP treatment at best.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jun 28, 2020
    10
    Excellent tracks, they know how to include hispanic rhythms and create a great album with reggae, latin, dance sounds.