Listening to the Black Eyed Peas' newest album feels a bit like gorging on KFC Double Down sandwiches smothered in chocolate syrup and whipped cream while watching a Jersey Shore marathon.
Every aspect of the album targets the infantile reptilian part of our brain that's behind so many of our worst decisions. But, hey, if obnoxious and dumb is what they're going for, this is a grand success.
Musically, BEP take all the elements of club music that were popular five years ago and shove them into every song. It's a nauseating mixture of trance, ringtone rap and electro, and while it is admittedly catchy as fuck, that doesn't mean much when the hooks are bludgeoned into your head via brute repetition of mind-numbingly stupid phrases.
Like the Double Down monstrosity, the first bite is an odd mix of tasty and disgusting, but by the end of it you just feel ill and ashamed.
Top track: Do It Like This