Album Details

November 30, 2010
Pop/Rock, Pop, Dance-Pop, Pop-Rap

Album Review

Although the lead single here prominently samples an ‘80s touchstone, The Beginning isn’t a nostalgia trip. Barring a Slick Rick or Chic sample here and a Mr. Roboto reference there (plus buckets of hi-res synth driving the productions), nothing else directly evokes the ‘80s. As on the Peas' last two LPs, it’s heavily reliant on nightclub anthems and’s throwback rapping, alongside Auto-Tune harmonies and waves of synth. “I Gotta Feeling” from 2009 casts a long shadow on this record of don’t-stop-the-party jams and club-life tracks. It leads off with a pumping first single, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” built off Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes' "(I've Had) The Time of My Life." Other highlights include “The Best One Yet (The Boy)” and “Don’t Stop the Party.”
John Bush, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. The Time (Dirty Bit)
  2. Light Up the Night
  3. Love You Long Time
  5. Someday
  6. Whenever
  7. Fashion Beats
  8. Don't Stop the Party
  9. Do It Like This
  10. The Best One Yet (The Boy)
  11. Just Can't Get Enough
  12. Play It Loud