Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Will.i.Am

Songs About Girls (Interscope)

The album was supposed to be reflecting the mood of a failed relationship - but Will.i.Am, the genius behind The Black Eyed Peas, has made a record that is uplifting from the first beat.









Songs About Girls is packed full of sexy funk, disco and recent Madonna-esque dance floor pop.







Will.i.Am samples ELO's It's Over, duets with Snoop Dogg ? and generally appears to be having the time of his life.







Heartbreaker, Impatient and the ridiculously catchy I Got It From My Mama, are the album's killer tracks.







In terms of quality really only Pharrell Williams, from the current crop of hip-hopsters, could be a match for Will.i.Am's brilliance.







Will.i.Am is not immune from the usual street cliche and hip-hop diet of sex, drugs and murder - but he is far removed from the plethora of one-dimensional acts now pervading the genre.



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