Flo Rida is a strange kind of popstar. On the one hand, he has had some of the biggest hits of the past 12 months, but then on the flipside, not much is really known about Flo himself (real name Tramar Dillard).
His latest collection of tracks, Wild Ones is very similar in a way, full of hits but lacking any sense of personality behind the pulsating club beats and party lyrics about sex, drinks and not a lot else.
J.Lo collaboration ‘Sweet Spot’ is average at most. Jennifer isn’t used to the best of her ability and the lyrics just make you cringe as Jenny begs you for candy so she can ‘hit the sweet spot’.
‘Thinking Of You’ shows Flo Rida try to get emotional for the first time in his career, but we’re soon back into the meaningless beat thumping territory he is more known for with ‘I Cry’ which is nowhere near as sensitive as the title would suggest.
Then there are the singles and unless you’ve been in a coma for the past year you will have heard tracks such as ‘Good Feeling’, ‘Whistle’ and ‘Wild Ones’, regardless of your musical tastes. But with only nine tracks on the album, half the tracks have already become huge hits, so there aren’t many unheard tracks here for fans to discover.
These songs won’t ever win Ivor Novello awards but they are almost guaranteed to fill any dancefloor – so if uplifting party music is your thing then don’t miss this album, but if you want music you can dance to that still has an ounce of meaning and originality then look elsewhere. This one’s for the clubs and not much else.
Go Get It: ‘Good Feeling’; ‘Wild Ones’
Forget It: ‘Sweet Spot’