The beginning is, ironically, the end. At least I hope it is. I liked The E.N.D. and will continue to defend it, but The Beginning... Catchy beats are few and far between and the lyrics are a joke. Fashion Beats and The Time are the only enjoyable dance tracks, and don't even look for any sort of deep and meaningful lyrics. They tried an electro-ballad on "Whenever" and Fergies auto-tuned lines are probably the high point of the album. This is a bad thing.
Check:The Time, Light Up The Night, Whenever, Fashion Beats
Skip: Everything else, but make an effort to avoid Do It Like This and XOXOXO.