Sweden’s leading daily news paper, Dagens Nyheter, heavily criticizes Black Eyed Peas’ new album The Beginning. According to the journalist, this is the first time an album has been awarded zero out of five. The article reads that “The Beginning is a long stretched middle finger against humanity.” Black Eyed Peas is the one group who would know about the utter tastelessness. Dagens Nyheter specifically disapprove of the cover of “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” which has been incorporated into “The Time (Dirty Bit).”
The Black Eyed Peas topped the Swedish singles tally with “I Gotta Feeling,” and “The Time” recently bowed at No.25. Let’s see if The Beginning will become a success in Sweden, despite Dagens Nyheter’s review. The group also made it to No.1 in Sweden with “Where Is the Love” (2003) and “Shut Up” (2003).