Pitbull "Global Warming" Album Review — 5 out of 5 stars
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 07:52:15
Pitbull heats things up to a boiling point on his seventh full-length album, Global Warming.
The club and bedroom jams get even steamier here with his impeccable and impenetrable rapping fanning the flame. At the same time, everything also gets bigger and better this time around for "Mr. Worldwide". In fact, with its universally irresistible sound, Global Warming more than lives up to Miami's favorite son's nickname. Global Warming isn't just a step up for Pitbull, it's a step up for pop music as a whole.
Sailing along on handclapping and resounding piano keys, "Feel This Moment" rises as any classic anthem should with effusive, uplifting energy. Christina Aguilera delivers a shimmering refrain as Pitbull's flow drives the verses smoothly. "Back In Time" struts confidently over a swaggering beat and bass line, while "Hope We Meet Again" glides to the heavens on a towering Chris Brown hook and pulsating production.
The Wanted show up for the sexy "Have Some Fun", transforming a Sheryl Crow line into a seductive come-on complete with Afrojack's touch behind the board. "Last Night" remains a party epic in its own right. Pitbull admits, "She's telling me to slow down. I live a fast life. Funny thing is she wasn't saying that last night". He also coins the phrase, "What happens in Miami never happened"—which is bound to be Facebook'ed and Tweeted for a long time to come. Following up their collaboration on "We Run the Night", Havana Brown sings a stadium-size hook that'll light up dance floors from Miami to Ibiza.
Ultimately, Global Warming sees Pitbull at his fieriest yet, and it's only getting hotter…
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