Pitbull, Weird Al & Party Rockin’ with LMFAO [New Music Tuesdays]
After a serious drought in the 'new release' category, we have a few new albums dropping today that are more than worthy of checking out. Pitbull is known for tearing down the clubs with his one-of-a-kind vocals over 4-on-the-floor beats. Just when I was starting to think that every Pitbull track was starting to sound the same, the Miami native steps it up big time on his latest release which could be his best to date. LMFAO drops their sophomore effort which sounds a lot like their first, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it.. right? Lastly, after all these years Weird Al is still at it, but with YouTube parodies that create overnight celebrities and Rebecca Black, is their still room for him to succeed? Find out now in another dose of New Music Tuesdays!
LMFAO is back and even though the title of their new album offers an apology for anything that may happen as a result of their raucous party behavior, the duo is very unapologetic with the similarities shared between this album and their first. From the first track on their album it is clear to see that LMFAO has brought their signature Party Rock sound (a combination of hip-hop and electronica) up to date when the track drops into dubstep fury. Even though it is a lot of the same LMFAO we know, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. 'Party Rock Anthem' is probably gonna be one of the biggest songs of the summer and these party animals have a few more bangers on the album that are well worth checking out. If you are looking for something to take your Saturday night dance party to the next level, I highly suggest you scoop this album up and just press play.
Pitbull gives us his sixth studio album, and just like all of his recent cameos on chart-topping hits from the likes of Usher, J-Lo and Enrique, the Cuban-American MC delivers the heat. The last track on the album is called 'Something For The DJ's' and in my opinion, that would have been a fitting title for the entire album. With his Miami Bass roots, Pitbull was on the forefront of the recent dance music explosion, and now that sound is here, Pitbull couldn't be sitting any prettier. With production from all the heavyweight dance producers like Clinton Sparks, RedOne, Dr. Luke, David Guetta and Afrojack, the formula here is "just add water"; and in this case, that water is Pitbull. My favorite track is 'Rain Over Me' featuring Marc Anthony. One of the hottest albums of the summer in my opinion, and if getting down is your thing, 'Planet Pit' is a no-brainer.
Most people don't want to own up to the things that they loved in the 80s but lets be honest, "Weird Al" was definitely one of the cooler things to come from that time frame. Was his popularity simply the result of him being able to parody the biggest solo pop star in music history? Maybe, but the fact remains that even though he gained his fame by parodying proven great music from chart-topping artists like Michael Jackson and many others, "Weird Al" is really a good song-writer. He is the master of combining pop culture and hit songs to create great comedy. He manages to make light of hits from Lady Gaga, B.O.B., Taylor Swift and even TMZ. If you like a good laugh, this is worth a listen.