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  • Summary: The fourth solo studio release for the Black Eyed Peas members includes guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus, Skylar Grey, Nicole Scherzinger, Eva Simons, and Britney Spears.
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  • Record Label: Interscope
  • Genre(s): Pop, Electronic, Rap, R&B, Urban, Pop/Rock, Contemporary R&B, Pop-Rap, Party Rap
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Top Track

This Is Love
If you love it like I love it And you feel what I feel inside If you want it like I want it Then baby let's get it tonight If you feel it, say hell... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Apr 24, 2013
    70
    He is not ashamed to bleat out inane proclamations and this album benefits from his shamelessness. It’s frequently catchy and almost always compellingly energetic.
  2. Apr 23, 2013
    70
    As intended, there’s a little something for everyone.
  3. Apr 19, 2013
    60
    #willpower siphons Chris Brown, Bieber, Britney, Miley, Skylar Grey, K-pop act N2E1 and many more through mistily whooshing, thunderously stomping dance pop that manages to be both hilariously one-dimensional and obsessively high-def.
  4. Apr 22, 2013
    40
    The factory default is for disposable, cheesy, trance-influenced pop with Auto-Tuned vocals.
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    40
    The songs featuring him alone may be full of undeniably funny arrogance, but they're also laden with recycled beats and Auto-Tune.
  6. Even without the unpleasant association of the Chris Brown guest slot here, #willpower (we're letting people hashtag their album titles now?) is a charmless listen.
  7. Apr 29, 2013
    20
    Conveniently, he’s premeditated every song in #willpower with a bevy of wishy-washy, quotable clichés that are meant to fit the space of 140 characters. Sadly, that's as deep as it gets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 17 out of 31
  1. Jun 12, 2020
    10
    This album is and adrenaline rush! Every song is fantastic. And I understand how people feel about this record, but belive me, it's a grower.This album is and adrenaline rush! Every song is fantastic. And I understand how people feel about this record, but belive me, it's a grower.

    Empowerment, self-esteem and being unapologetic are some of the topics of this amazing record If you love Will I Am's flow and electronic pop music, this album is for you!
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  2. May 24, 2013
    8
    The World Is Crazy (feat. Dante Santiago) not only sounds great but is well written and serves it's point in this crazy modern world we liveThe World Is Crazy (feat. Dante Santiago) not only sounds great but is well written and serves it's point in this crazy modern world we live in and takes us off the dance floor while still being a Dance/Pop track it's kinda hard to feel like dancing when reminded of babies thrown in dumpsters, dirty politicians and guns in the classrooms. This track has been added to many of my rotations and is probably 1 of 2 tracks I'll still listen to 5 years from now. #thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber) starts off what one would expect from a Daft Punk album and makes you think Harder,Better,Faster Stronger! It's great for the dance floor but will be long forgotten in years to come unless your a die hard Bieber fan and the same is said for Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears) which will only be remembered by die hard Britney fans! Ghetto Ghetto (feat. Baby Kaely) makes you think back to Jay-Z's Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) and serves the same purpose and is the other track I may still listen 2 in 5 years time and has been added to many of my rotations. Fall Down (feat. Miley Cyrus) picks you up at the start of your day with it's catchy sounds and simply put's you in a good mood but sounds more like bubllegum music one would expect from Aqua or The Venga Boys with it's cheesy lyrics comparing someone to an elevator. Let's Go (feat. Chris Brown) is just too busy for my likings and feels like I'm trying to listen to a song but the neighbors are blaring their rave music over it and the 2 are fighting to be heard and the same can be said about Freshy (feat. Juicy J). These are too examples where less would be more! Gettin' Dumb (feat. apl.de.ap & 2NE1) is another busy track but is more harmonious with it's techno beats and is catchy and fits into rotation with David Guetta and Far East Movement. Hello is a feel good summer track that will more likely get played at Graduations for years to come. Geekin fits right into my rap rotation and great for radio and clubs. Bang Bang sounds like a musical track blended with a club beats and I can picture a black and white music video to go with it. Although it works on many levels it's not a track I'd listen to on rotation. Far Away From Home is another that works on many levels but lacks wow factor to be on rotation but is a nice little filler that is still appreciated. This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons) is a decent track but I'm over it. Great Times Are Coming, Reach For The Stars and Love Bullets are decent tracks but missing that wow factor to be great. Smile Mona Lisa is a big bore and I don't even know what to call it. Best Tracks: The World Is Crazy (feat. Dante Santiago), Geekin', and Ghetto Ghetto (feat. Baby Kaely) ....Hot Club Tracks: Scream & Shout (feat. Britney Spears), #thatPOWER (feat. Justin Bieber), This Is Love (feat. Eva Simons) and Gettin' Dumb (feat. apl.de.ap & 2NE1) and the Utter Garbage: Let's Go (feat. Chris Brown) and Smile Mona Lisa. Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2013
    6
    Will.I.Am #willpower

    1. Good Morning- The opening track is relaxed and a really good opening but still only an opening track 6/10 2.
    Will.I.Am #willpower

    1. Good Morning- The opening track is relaxed and a really good opening but still only an opening track 6/10 2. Hello With Afrojack. I really don't like this song. There is nothing special. I hate the line "All All of my friends" 3/10... 3. This Is Love Was a UK Nr.1 and has a beautiful chorus. I like Eva's voice. Maybe the best track on this album 9/10... 4. Scream and Shout His most successful song ever. I'm not the biggest fan of this song and I never dance to it. The lyrics are stupid, too 5/10... 5. Let's Go With Chris Brown, who has very short parts. This was a good idea 'cause his is a terrible singer. Anyway, I don't like this song, too 2/10... 6. Gettin Dumb Boring. Next song 3/10... 7. Geekin I like the chorus but I don't like the melody 'cause it sounds like an old computer game 5/10... 8. Freshy Look at song Nr.7 plese 5/10... 9. thatpower- With Bieber, who is a really good singer (In this song), compared to Will.I.Am. I like the Chorus, without Will.I.Am 5/10... 10. Great times are coming There is a problem with his album. Everything sound similar and this gets boring. Sorry 3/10... 11. This World Is Crazy Finally something different. I like the lyrics and the chorus and even Will.I.Am. 8/10... 12. Fall Down Sounds a bit like "Die Young" but this song makes you happy 7/10... 13. Love Bullets Skylar Grey is a brilliant singer. The 8 Points are for her. 8/10... 14. Far Away from home The best song on this album. I like everything. Nicole is amazing 10/10... 15. Ghetto Baby With a small child. Sweet 6/10

    5.6 points 6 Points
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  4. May 12, 2013
    2
    Is this a joke? Really. This album is HORRIBLE. The only good track on here is Scream & Shout and that's because it features the god BritneyIs this a joke? Really. This album is HORRIBLE. The only good track on here is Scream & Shout and that's because it features the god Britney Jean Spears. He really needs to go back to BEP and make some music worth listening to. This sucks! 2/10. Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2014
    1
    will.i.am's '#willpower' is a total failure from start to finish. A tedious series of repetitive and unimaginative, artificial electro-popwill.i.am's '#willpower' is a total failure from start to finish. A tedious series of repetitive and unimaginative, artificial electro-pop 'bangers' complete with dreadfully overused naff autotune and vapid, uninventive lyrics. With highlights such as 'Good Morning' (which is simply the intro) and 'This is Love', suggests that the former rapper's willpower is only applied to putting out awful, samey singles and repeatedly attempting to showcase his horrific singing voice. Within this god-awful effort, 'Feelin' Myself', which features rappers French Montana and Wiz Khalifa alongside child-star-turned-harlot Miley Cyrus, deserves a mention as possibly the worst piece of alleged music of all time. An atrocious attempt a trap instrumental and the typical egotistical 'rap-god' lyricism, consisting of mentions of money and women portray these 'artists' as boasting, self-absorbed bastards with no musical aim or ability, simply hoping for a number 1.

    Beginning with glitchy, Game Boy nonsense and ending with much the same, '#willpower' is one of the worst albums of 2013. Once a protégé of late N.W.A. rap legend Eazy-E, will.i.am has gone down the money-grabbing pop chart route, like many others, and, as a result, has totally demolished his own credibility.

    Rating: 1/10
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  6. Jan 27, 2016
    0
    Ha you call this an album just collaborating with the "talented" Justin Bieber (which he certainly isn't) just gave this album a 0 without aHa you call this an album just collaborating with the "talented" Justin Bieber (which he certainly isn't) just gave this album a 0 without a doubt. This Is Love and Scream and Shout also contributed massively to isn't 0 score. Expand
  7. Apr 27, 2013
    0
    This album is carried so much by the electronic pieces of repetitive ear-torture, it is practically a sin to call the album's creatorThis album is carried so much by the electronic pieces of repetitive ear-torture, it is practically a sin to call the album's creator "will.i.am. Cero Expand

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