Released in a bargain-priced package, this collection of Black Eyed Peas
' third, fourth, and fifth studio albums provides the opportunity to hear how their slick urban sound has progressed since their commercial breakthrough. Includes 2003's Elephunk
, which cleverly bridged the gap between the socially conscious hip-hop of their early days and the Fergie
-fronted pop melodies that have since become their trademark, to 2005's sample-heavy Monkey Business
, which featured an array of superstars from Sting
to James Brown
, to 2009's hugely influential The E.N.D.
; which kick-started the whole urban electro-pop scene that has since become ubiquitous on both sides of the Atlantic.