The New York Times today takes a look at the Black Eyed Peas' latest album, singling out the single "Boom Boom Pow" for being "by far the best song in this group’s catalog." Writes Jon Caramanica:
" ... It’s a pneumatic drill of a song, with references both literal and oblique to 1980s techno, Kanye West’s '808s & Heartbreak,' recent French house music and 'Jock Jams.' ... This sort of dance-rap has heritage, dating back to hip-hop’s roots in disco and the electro-rap of Afrika Bambaataa."