26 Songs, 2 Hours 13 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Falling in step with T-Pain and Kanye West, The E.N.D. proffers a vision of retro futurism in which the sparkling electronics and club beats of the 1980s are recast as the sound of the present. From the squirmy disco of “Rock That Body” and “Meet Me Halfway” to the New Wave revivalism of “I Gotta Feeling” and “Alive,” The E.N.D. is the most focused Black Eyed Peas album since their debut, Behind the Front. The band has moved past the mishmash of influences that pervaded Elephunk. Instead they remain squarely situated within a neon panorama, a place where Prince, Madonna, and Flashdance reign supreme. Daft Punk are an obvious touchstone, especially “Missing You” and “Rockin to the Beat,” although “Imma Be,” “Alive,” and “Electric City” are resolutely rap — Daft Punk as reimagined for Young Jeezy. While nothing on here is as poppy as “Let’s Get It Started” or “Where Is the Love?” tracks like “Boom Boom Pow,” “Now Generation,” and “Ring -a-Ling” have the same unstoppable catchiness that made a sensation of Fergie’s breakout hit “My Humps.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Falling in step with T-Pain and Kanye West, The E.N.D. proffers a vision of retro futurism in which the sparkling electronics and club beats of the 1980s are recast as the sound of the present. From the squirmy disco of “Rock That Body” and “Meet Me Halfway” to the New Wave revivalism of “I Gotta Feeling” and “Alive,” The E.N.D. is the most focused Black Eyed Peas album since their debut, Behind the Front. The band has moved past the mishmash of influences that pervaded Elephunk. Instead they remain squarely situated within a neon panorama, a place where Prince, Madonna, and Flashdance reign supreme. Daft Punk are an obvious touchstone, especially “Missing You” and “Rockin to the Beat,” although “Imma Be,” “Alive,” and “Electric City” are resolutely rap — Daft Punk as reimagined for Young Jeezy. While nothing on here is as poppy as “Let’s Get It Started” or “Where Is the Love?” tracks like “Boom Boom Pow,” “Now Generation,” and “Ring -a-Ling” have the same unstoppable catchiness that made a sensation of Fergie’s breakout hit “My Humps.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
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1.7K Ratings
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People need 2 give apl de ap more credit in the black eyed peas he is really great

MusicManiac27 ,

YESSS! All of the songs that were only on the target version!

I bought the original the day it came out on itunes... I was very angry that the cd didn't have the extra cd with bonus songs that was available only at Target. I was going to buy the album from there just to get the bonus cd and now I don't have to! Simple Little Melody is the best song!

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Bonus Disc

The Bonus Disc is the best part of this album. The bonus tracks and remixes are great. And the beats are sick. If anything, you have got to get the bonus disc on this album.

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