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Ke$ha promised rock n' roll,
on 4 December 2012
And she certainly kept to that!
The album begins with some simple, but effective pop songs such as Warrior. By number five, Kesha moves into rock, with the super catchy Crazy Kids. The other songs are a mixture of pop and rock - in an almost alternating fashion.
One of the album's strengths is Kesha's hilarious, cheeky and well written one-liners. She contributed to every song and so did her mother, Pebe. Another strength is the variety; this album has something for everyone. From club-bangers, to dance tracks and to rock...this has enough to entertain old fans, attract new ones and strengthen her already almighty Animals!
The deluxe edition is a MUST buy, as some of the quirkier songs are on the second disk and, they add to the variety.
Overall, my favourite songs are:
-Crazy Kids - calm, fast moving rock music with plenty of whistling in all the right places. Unforgettable from the get go!
-Wherever You Are - a fast, club anthem with shows emotion at the same time. Such a combination is usually unachieveable, but as Kesha is the writer and singer, this song is nailed to perfection.
-Dirty Love - rock with Iggy Pop! A lovely duet! Need I say more? I love his contribution to another great one: dancy rock song Only Wanna Dance With You.
-Gold Trans Am - this is pure rock with lead guitars storming through the song. Kesha's voice is powerful and suits the rock genre very well. This song also has the cheekiest lyrics..."my golden carpet" and "burning rubber on the southern highway"...genius.
-Supernatural - about sex with a ghost, apparently. This is quirky, out of this world and very difficult to describe. I guess, unique and 2012 DJ pop sums it up nicely.
-Thinking of You - catchy and heartfelt. The best ballad on this album so far and not depressing either. Some artists kill ballads and leave me feeling depressed, but Kesha's uplifts me and this song is something we all can relate to.
***So, as you can see, this is an uplifting and diverse album which you should definitely buy. It was very difficult to label favourites because there are NO FILLERS. Kesha spent years working on this and it shows. Even if you aren't a fan, the quality of this album is infallible.
Finally, Kesha's voice shines through as well, which only occurred during rare moments in Animal and Cannibal. Auto-tune and technical things are used to create a pop sound here, but it is clear Kesha has a great voice and we finally hear more of that this time round.
Well done Kesha!!!