Album Review: Pitbull – Global Warming: Meltdown

Published On November 22, 2013 | By Josh Dixon | Albums, Music

Whether you’re a fan of his music or not, there’s no denying the incredible power that Pitbull, or Mr. Worldwide, possesses when it comes to pop music. This man has single-handedly fostered a talent in recent years that has propelled him to the top of the charts and labeled him as a force to be reckoned with.

Pitbull Global Warming MeltdownIn recent years, Pitbull has produced some of radio’s most anthemic singles. Being a savvy businessman though, Pitbull has always strived to attain a step above this by collaborating with other pop superstars to create untouchable hits. Many of these hits were collected and packaged on the singer’s 2013 album Global Warming. This album would become a commercial hit through and through, which makes it no surprise that now, just in time for the holiday season, the album is being reissued as Global Warming: Meltdown; a deluxe edition of the previously released album.

The album’s biggest hit Don’t Stop the Party is still here, and is still as welcoming as ever. However, this expanded edition sees the inclusion of five new tracks, including the latest single Timber feat Ke$ha. The song itself is an inescapably euphoric one, and Ke$ha’s powerful vocals only seek to emphasize and build upon this. That High is even more impressive though as it sees the inclusion of ex-Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland. This track is nothing but a shoulder-shaking good time, and serves as the most memorable track from this expanded edition of Global Warming.

Do It (featuring Tuxedo) is a slower and more thoughtful take on Pitbull’s standard formula and it’s here that we see the singer make use of his skills as a rapper. Sun in California follows this method as well, but quickly transitions into another EDM smash of an anthem. The lyrics on this track are surprisingly personal, and makes for more than just another generic dance track. All the Things, the last track to be featured on this new edition, makes use of yet another undeniably euphoric anthem that fans are sure to find pleasure with. While the five new tracks released on this expanded edition, and the album as a whole, don’t do much in terms of innovation, they are all filled to the brim with catchy hooks and captivating memories and that’s all you can really want from a commercially produced pop album.

It goes without saying that if you aren’t already a fan of Pitbull’s formulaic takes on pop music, then you aren’t going to like this album. But, if you were a fan of Global Warming’s original release, then you’ll surely find something to like within these new tracks. If you skipped Global Warming’s original release and are looking to add to your pop music collection, this deluxe edition will surely match your needs.

3.5 / 5 stars     

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