Monday, 29 November 2010
The BEPs return with The Beginning which follows their last album, E.N.D.
The one word I'll use to describe the new album is FUNK. As much as you may not like to admit it, BEPs make feel good, party music.
Their lead single 'The Time (Dirty Bit)' which samples Dirty Dancings' 'Time Of my Life' by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, sounds very corny on paper, but works perfectly on the techno remixed beat.
Will.I.am and Fergie handle a majority of the vocal work as usual, and with the samples of Slick Rick's 'Children's Story', Barrinton Levy's 'Here I Come' and Luther Vandross' 'Shine' thrown in it just adds to the good vibes.
Stand out songs- The Time (Dirty Bit), Light Up The Night, XOXOXO (Hugs And Kisses), Don't Stop The Party, and Fashion Beats (make sure you listen to Fergie's sexy French verse).
It's only towards the end of the album where the tempo gets a bit slower that you may begin to slightly lose interest, but by then the Peas have done enough to prove why there will always be room for them in the industry.
I give The Beginning 3.5 out of 5.
Definitely worth a listen...