The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)

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All Music Guide - John Bush
The Black Eyed Peas make effective pop/crossover music, but they aren't content to be disposable pop stars; they also want to write anthemic, vital songs that speak for a new generation. And so comes The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). For every hyper-sexualized, by-the-numbers track like the hit single "Boom Boom Pow," there are message songs like "Now Generation," which begins, in cheerleader fashion, with the lines: "We are the now generation! We are the generation now!/This is the now generation! This is the generation now!" Led by will.i.am's production, which is continually the best thing about the album, the Black Eyed Peas move even farther away from hip-hop into the type...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
The Black Eyed Peas make effective pop/crossover music, but they aren't content to be disposable pop stars; they also want to write anthemic, vital songs that speak for a new generation. And so comes The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). For every hyper-sexualized, by-the-numbers track like the hit single "Boom Boom Pow," there are message songs like "Now Generation," which begins, in cheerleader fashion, with the lines: "We are the now generation! We are the generation now!/This is the now generation! This is the generation now!" Led by will.i.am's production, which is continually the best thing about the album, the Black Eyed Peas move even farther away from hip-hop into the type of inspirational dance-pop that has become ripe for advertisements and marketing opportunities, including "I Gotta Feeling" ("I gotta feeling that tonight's gonna be a good night") and "Party All Night" ("If we could party all night and sleep all day, and throw all of our problems away, my life would be ea-say"). Granted, there's nothing here as embarrassing as "My Humps," and the production is a shade better than previous material from the group or Fergie solo (although still not as good as will.i.am solo ventures), but The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) becomes a mess of pop/dance
ap crossover.
Rolling Stone - Jody Rosen
Whereupon the record segues into the Number One hit "Boom Boom Pow," and all hell breaks loose. There are Auto-Tune vocal trills, eerie synth chords, screechy disco-diva wailing, 808 thuds, raps about 808 thuds and a dizzying barrage of doggerel: "I got that . . . digital spit/Next-level visual s**t."
Los Angeles Times - Ann Powers
As always, Fergie's performances provide the most interest throughout the album. More than the rappers Taboo and Apl.de.ap, whose spotlight turns are always competent but downplayed, or Will, who clings to an Everyman persona that belies his role as the group's Wizard of Oz, Fergie embraces the essential cartoonishness of being a Pea.

As always, Fergie's performances provide the most interest throughout the album. More than the rappers Taboo and Apl.de.ap, whose spotlight turns are always competent but downplayed, or Will, who clings to an Everyman persona that belies his role as the group's Wizard of Oz, Fergie embraces the essential cartoonishness of being a Pea.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/9/2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527036045
  • Catalog Number: 001288702
  • Sales rank: 11,942

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Boom Boom Pow (5:07)
  2. 2 Rock That Body (4:28)
  3. 3 Meet Me Halfway (4:44)
  4. 4 Imma Be (4:16)
  5. 5 I Gotta Feeling (4:48)
  6. 6 Alive (5:02)
  7. 7 Missing You (4:34)
  8. 8 Ringa-A-Ling (4:32)
  9. 9 Party All the Time (4:43)
  10. 10 Out of My Head (3:51)
  11. 11 Electric City (4:08)
  12. 12 Showdown (4:27)
  13. 13 Now Generation (4:06)
  14. 14 One Tribe (4:40)
  15. 15 Rockin' to the Beat (3:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Black Eyed Peas Primary Artist
Mark Knight Keyboards
will.i.am Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
George Pajon Guitar
Printz Board Synthesizer, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass, keyboard bass
Tim Izo Orindgreff Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Horn
Josh Lopez Guitar
Hal Ritson Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Adam Walder Keyboards
Caleb Speir Bass, Bass Guitar
Keith Harris Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bert Berns Composer
William Derella Management
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mark Knight Composer, Audio Production
David Sonenberg Management
Stacy Ferguson Composer
Chris Bellman Remastering
Robert Feldman Composer
will.i.am Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Executive Producer, drum programming, Art Direction, Audio Production
George Pajon Composer
Printz Board Composer, Producer, drum programming, Audio Production
Jean Baptiste Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Poet Name Life Audio Production
Gerald Goldstein Composer
apl.de.ap Audio Production
Tim Izo Orindgreff Composer
Allen Pineda Composer
Dante Santiago Logo Design
David Guetta Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Sylvia Gordon Composer
Jaime A. Dávila "Tame" Gómez Composer
Funkagenda Audio Production
Adam Walder Composer
Mathew Cullen Art Direction
Ryan Buendia Composer
Robert Ginyard Jr Composer
Jaime L. Munson Composer
Frédéric Riesterer Audio Production
DJ Replay Audio Production
Brian "BC" Catena Remastering
Robert Feldman Composer
Jaime Gomez Composer
Keith Harris Composer, drum programming, Audio Production
William Adams Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Awesome music the songs will get you hooked.

    If you get this CD you should listen to track 5 (I Gotta Feeling), track 9 (Party al the Time), 12 (Showdown) and 14 (One Tribe). It makes you feel alive. You can listen to this songs on Youtube.com to get a feeling. And then you will start sing through all the another songs event the ones you might not like.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Black Eyed Peas CD

    Fabulous CD - I have listened to this over and over!!!! It came fast and was exactly what I ordered ;-)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another winner from the BEP!

    Great dance music!! Another great CD from the Black Eyed Peas!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Check it out

    Great dance tunes, easy to sing to; fun, upbeat songs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Too Repetitious

    The beats are pretty decent, but the lyrics are just ridiculous. Not only do they have no substance to it, but the choruses are too repetitious. Once they've reached the chorus for the 2nd time, you've already had enough of the song.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Always Fresh

    The Black Eyed Peas continue to challenge stereotypes and push the boundaries of musical genres.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

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    I Also Recommend:

    amazing album by the black eyed peas

    amazing from start to finish this album rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    black eyed peas at their worst

    this group of idiots are labeled rock they sound more like pop not rock this cd stinks bep are just a bunch of idiots who do not dserve fame and fortune this cd stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    L.O.V.E. T.H.E.E.N.D.

    I listened to this CD so much I scratch it, so I'm purchasing a new one. I enjoyed all the tracks, especially tracks five and nine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Love every song!

    You can't go wrong with this CD. I'm a 44 yr old mom and the kids and I rock out to this music in the car - it's great. Some swear words if you don't like hearing them....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The E.N.D.

    Great CD, my fav's really are the ones on the radio and a couple others. Definately a must if your a BEP fan! It has great energy and beat to get ya going thru the day!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    THIS CD TOTALLY ROCKS!!

    The BEP's totally deliver with this CD. All of the songs are awesome so it's hard to choose which one is the best. I'll let you decide that one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    HORRIBLE

    I had a gift card to buy my music and i did it online and it said i will receive my package in 5 to 7 business days but now its April 10 and i got no package at all and i ordered it in January 6 2010 I will never shop at Barns and Noble again.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Music!

    I went to the BEP concert, and the only problem I saw was that they did not play much of the END CD at the concert.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Destined to be a CLASSIC!

    What a great CD! Each track flows into the next; it is listenable, danceable, and very enjoyable. Some tracks you'll know from lots of radio airtime ( BoomBoomPow, I've got a feeling, Immabe) and the rest will soon become your favorites as well. Whether you play this CD for dancing, for listening in your car, or just as background music for a busy or relaxing day, the music will keep you energized and entertained. This CD will become a classic, one of your favorite, basic, must-have CDs you play over and over again. BUY IT! Listen to it! You'll LOVE it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This cd is awesome!!

    This music will keep anyone active for a long period of time, whether your running, walking, biking or dancing. The music never ends, hence the "E.N.D."(Energy Never Dies). Who could not love every song on this album. All who are fans will agree this is the best yet. There is some language but for the most part you will find your kids loving it too. I put it on to distract my kids from being "bored" doing their chores. It makes it fun. I would recommend this album to anyone who likes hip hop pop rock dance. The Black Eyed Peas really have it all.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Hip for Grandma

    I loved the album the music is good to sing along and beat the music in the car.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Music Great!.........Lyrics Not for Children

    Great sound and beat. The lyrics are at times vulgar, not necessary for such good beats and music. Sometimes it sounds like Fergie is trying to sound ghetto when she is so Not.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great High Energy Dance Groove

    I love working out with this CD

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    energy truly never dies

    this cd is party material. you feel like dancing to every song. the transitions between tracks seem so fit that you can just let the whole cd play for a special event and it would seem you picked each song carefully.good music!

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