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Black Eyed Peas: 'Boom Boom Pow'

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Black Eyed Peas: 'Boom Boom Pow'
Released on Monday, May 25 2009

Black Eyed Peas singles tend to walk a tightrope between catchy and annoying. Depending on your point of view, and probably how many times you've heard them, the likes of 'My Humps' and 'Shut Up' are either irresistible party tunes or the hip-pop equivalent of swine flu: infectious enough to begin with, but ultimately pretty horrid.

'Boom Boom Pow', their first single since Fergie and will.i.am released solo albums, looks likely to continue this trend. It's a fairly ridiculous robopop stomper featuring no real chorus, 808s & Heartbreaks-style beats, lashings of Auto-Tune, techno synths that arrive half-way through and this vintage diss from Fergie: "I'm so 3008, you're so 2000 and late." It may well become grating, but frankly who cares? Right now this just sounds cracking.


> Click here to watch the 'Boom Boom Pow' video

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