Last year's The End was, naturally, not at all the end for the hip-pop behemoth that is LA's Peas. They've made good on that album's acronymed boast ("The Energy Never Dies") with another record of big, obvious party tunes that are destined for sonic ubiquity over the next few months. There's nary an inch of non-AutoTuned vocal to be heard here, and far too many tracks are harried by a trigger-happy finger on the stutter-effect button. But that won't stop earworms as tenacious as "Love You Long Time"'s "Would you let me love you let me love you long time" from taking hold.
Black Eyed Peas: The Beginning – review
Hermione writes for the Observer New Review section on books, music, theatre and feminism.