As a Black Eyed Peas fan, I couldn’t wait until their sixth album titled, “The Beginning,” a sequel to their fifth album, came out. Expecting it to be a lot like “The E.N.D.,” I realized my first impression was wrong.
Released in June 2009, “The E.N.D.,” which stands for “The Energy Never Dies,” managed to place number one on the billboard beating their past two albums, “Elephunk” and “Monkey Business.”
Even though “The Beginning” failed to reach number one when it was released in November 2010, it still had some affects.
Introducing the album, “The Time (Dirty Bit)”, a club-rocking song, put me in the grove to party.
The song, put together by using “Dirty Dancing” and “(I’ve had) The Time of My Life” was recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. Having heard both of these songs already, I can say that The Black Eyed Peas did an outstanding job in virtualizing it.
The songs in the album are not all terrible, but only seven out of the twelve songs satisfied my taste.
Another club-rocking song that enlightens my day each time I hear it is “Whenever.” Stacy Ann Ferguson, commonly known as Fergie, sings with her strong, always-criticized voice. Not so long ago though, her voice was not heard of in the music industry.
Eight years ago, The Black Eyed Peas would have not had the same success as they do now because Fergie’s presence was missing.
In 2003, Fergie was the icing needed to embellish the cake. She was first heard on the album,”Elephunk.”
Will.i.am, with the help of Taboo and Apl. de.ap, kept Black Eyed Peas image up high, but weren’t up there yet. Fergie came and worked her magic to help them move up the billboard to the Top 200.
Later, Will.i.am. went solo with an album called, “Song About Girl” in 2007 and Fergie with “The Dutchess” in 2008.
At this point, if “The Beginning” did not come out, Black Eyed Peas would have a lot of more fans satisfied with their music.
Though the Black Eyed Peas would not be complete without Taboo or Apl.de.ap, Will.i.am and Fegie could go solo and retire in luxury.
“Someday” let’s both of the artist, Taboo and Apl.de.ap, sing and express their feelings.
Ending the album, “Play It Loud” just like “One Tribe” in “The E.N.D,” Black Eyed Peas tries to make a call-out to all the people in the world by making the people self-aware of what is going on in the world.
This is one of the reasons I enjoy listening to their music. The Black Eyed Peas are always sincere when it comes to people and treating each other equally, but not when it comes to their music.
They always seem to be auto tuned and sound fake. Despite the poorly done job on “The Beginning”, I will always be a Black Eyed Peas fan.
Even though this album wasn’t “The Best One Yet,” it sure did “Light Up The Night.