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

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

by The Black Eyed PeasThe Black Eyed Peas

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/09/2009
Label: Interscope Records
UPC: 0602527036045
catalogNumber: 001288702

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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,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

James Brown   Composer
Bert Berns   Composer
William Derella   Management
Richard Gottehrer   Composer
Mark Knight   Composer,Audio Production
David Sonenberg   Management
Stacy Ferguson   Composer
Robert Ginyard   Composer
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
Jamie Munson   Composer
Ryan Buendia   Composer
Frédéric Riesterer   Audio Production
DJ Replay   Audio Production
Robert Feldman   Composer
Jaime Gomez   Composer
Keith Harris   Composer,drum programming,Audio Production
Allan Pineda   Composer
William Adams   Composer

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