CD REVIEW: Black Eyed Peas "The Beginning"

The Beginning
Black Eyed Peas have morphed an incredible amount over the course of their careers. In the middle of it all, they added Fergie and took their conscious hip hop into a whole new direction, gaining a wide variety of new fans and taking the pop world by storm. This new album continues right where the last one left off and takes the band further into the realm of electronic pop and hip hop. The entire album is danceable, and features Fergie and Will.i.am in much more prominent lead rolls. They continue to push the envelope and connect to their fans through familiarity (their first single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)" features a hook that is stripped right from the film "Dirty Dancing"). Black Eyed Peas always have something new up their sleeve and it seems that they are keeping the fans always on their toes.