Ke$ha: Classic or Dud?

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Why no Ke$ha thread? There's only Which Vaccuous Pop Irritant's "Influences" list is this?, and that one is chock full of gushing praise like "a whistleheaded pop irritant" and "i'm not surprised by her list, i'm surprised people actually listen to this hideous music she makes." and "Ke$ha's like a giant pile of crap on Mozart's face." THIS WILL NOT STAND!!!

Because I'm listening to Ke$ha's Animal album right now and I absolutely fucking love it. People go on and on about all the new girl pop stars out there, y'know the Katy Perrys, the Lady Gagas, the Hannah Montanas, the Avril Lavignes, the whoever it was that sang that "touch my man again and I'm-a fuck you up" song, but Ke$ha just destroys 'em. Destroys 'em! But you know what this album REALLY sounds like? (clears throat) "The Crush" by Annie!! (That was the non-album single she did with the Go-Gos revival sound where she sang "She don't know where to beGINNNNN!!") Ke$ha, obviously realizing what an awesome song that was, decided to make a whole album of "Crush"es. And "Tik Tok" is a GREAT SONG, people! I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" in "Party at a Rich Dude's House." But what say you, ILM?

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!"

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/70538/normal_headdesk_medium.jpg

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 19:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

And in the Def Leppard have-a-catchy-chorus-and-then-have-an-even-catchier-chorus-as-the-refrain department, I count THREE catchy choruses in "Tik Tok":

1. "Pedicure on our TOES!! TOES!! Tryin' on all our CLOTHES!! CLOTHES!!..."
2. "Don't STOP. Make it POP. DJ blow my speakers UP. To-NIGHT..."
3. "Oh oh oh OH!! Oh oh oh OH!!"

Mr. Snrub, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Tik Tok" is a great song for sure, and i'm slowly coming around on "Your Love Is My Drug"

destroy the song about the jukebox

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

SNRUB MOTIVATION 103

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt-OY-MzG-I

☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

tlc 'no snrubs'

☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

actual lols @ the YouTube, but end existence

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

But you know what this album REALLY sounds like? (clears throat) "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas!!

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

oops HTML fail

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

y'know the Katy Perrys, the Lady Gagas, the Hannah Montanas, the Avril Lavignes

not familiar w/ any of these groups. i take it their bandnames are ironic?

☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

2010's crop of GvB-approved lolwave groups

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!" I love it when she goes "oh oh oh OH!! oh oh oh OH!!" and I love it when she goes "Nuh-uh-uh-uh nuh nuh-nuh! NUH-NUH-NUH-NUH-NUHHH!!!!"

Moka, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

that looks nice

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/y37d4.jpg

Moka, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Fucking brilliant.

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://avatarfarm.com/forum/forumimages/upsthisthreaddelivers.jpg

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

k$h

☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

J0rdan $.

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mr. $nrub

ksh, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 20:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

dudes, i get that you don't like kesha but can you please step your game up? none of the posts in this thread have been at all funny, this is embarassing.

tmi finney (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 21:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like Tik Tok actually. I think it's a decent pop song.

fuckin' lame, bros (latebloomer), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 21:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

tlc 'no snrubs'

― ☀ ☃ (am0n), Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:07 PM (1 hour ago) Bookmark

ok i giggled here, but that's it

tmi finney (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 21:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

this thread can be nothing more than a cesspool of embarrassment, given the topic.

Spinspin Sugah, Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

idk, i get image-bombing a thread like yesterday's but high-fiving each other while painfully humourlessly shitting all over a thread about a pop star with a recent #1 single stinks of not-the-kind-of-thing-i-post-on-ilm-for.

tmi finney (samosa gibreel), Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's what a Lady Gaga thread would've looked like 15 months ago. gotta let it simmer a bit longer before you can wait for the tl;dr analysis and epic cultural debates to warm up.

nu bay deejoning (some dude), Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

to be fair, it's a fucking mr. snrub thread

J0rdan S., Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

i'm pretty much expecting that i'll like this album, i would listen to it sooner but i'm awash in albums that have leaked this week so it'll probably have to wait.

tmi finney (samosa gibreel), Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

there's a lot of animosity towards Kesha, not just here, I kinda get it and I kinda don't. Musically she's a lot like Katy Perry who hasn't been on the receiving end of nearly as much haterade so I assume most of it comes from the fact that she dresses like a homeless 90s club kid that makes people hate her so much.

Dinosaur is probably my favorite song off her album but minus that horrible horrible ballad it's pretty solid.

musically, Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

"waking up in vegas" is better than any ke$ha song but "tik tok" is miiiiiiiiiiles better than any other KP joint -- perry's voice is just insufferable imo, and yes i find boilerplate autotune to be more pleasing

J0rdan S., Thursday, 15 April 2010 00:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

Kesha's joints are so stale it's like she has arthritis people. I mean come on.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 15 April 2010 01:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

My big question for Ke$ha, if I ever receive the honor to speak with her, would regard the 200+ songs that were recorded during the 7-year period while she was recording "Animal." I need to know if there's any way I can have a copy of the 10 worst songs from those sessions as I'm sure this would be a remarkable CD.

billstevejim, Thursday, 15 April 2010 15:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

How do I get her management's contact info? I need this.

billstevejim, Friday, 16 April 2010 00:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

If the dude on the left wasn't a douchebag, this would be funny.

billstevejim, Saturday, 17 April 2010 15:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

did anyone ever stop and think maybe WE are the aliens?

lesley gorguts (latebloomer), Monday, 19 April 2010 02:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

srsly, Princeton Tiger. It's called a lavalier microphone. You can get a workable one for about $15. xxp

Johnny Fever, Monday, 19 April 2010 02:58 (eight years ago) Permalink

srsly!

billstevejim, Monday, 19 April 2010 05:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

is this ILM's entire Ke$ha chat?

Britain's Obtusest Shepherd (Alan), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 12:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's sprinkled over several other threads as well; basically poke around at the female pop music threads and you're likely to see mention of her.

HI DERE, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 13:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

basically poke around at the female

strategy for life

█▓▒░ 97 people sleep immediately after seeing this video ░▒▓█ (dyao), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 13:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://awthum.com/2010/04/19/kesha-rips-off-how-i-quit-crack

dmr, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 13:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

dud btw

dmr, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 13:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

idk why people everywhere want to read "ke$ha chat" so badly. but since you ask

Which Vaccuous Pop Irritant's "Influences" list is this?

from here down on So, it's 11 days into 2010; what records are worth worth buying / hearing / downloading?

jukeboxing at http://www.thesinglesjukebox.com/?p=1988

but come on she is neither good nor interesting!

لوووووووووووووووووووول (lex pretend), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

LOCK THREAD

Yonder Mountain Zing Band (Tape Store), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 15:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

otm

dmr, Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

i have heard a couple of songs of hers that i like a lot: Dinosaur and Backstabber. Tik Tok is ok

la senora (surm), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

tik tok is kind of a top heavy song for me

la senora (surm), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 17:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't get this at all. Much as I'm happy for her to be able to release the music she wants (and it's obvious the fact she can actually sing has been hidden) this is a tuneless mess.

boxedjoy, Friday, 7 July 2017 09:48 (one year ago) Permalink

The closest precedent I can think of for this is that song where Miley Cyrus screams about her dead dog

Evan R, Friday, 7 July 2017 13:19 (one year ago) Permalink

what's odd is i woke up with this in my head. obviously it's not meant to be some kind of hyper-catchy radio candy but i guess the tune did grab a hold of my brain.

watched the vid a couple more times and i kinda love it now.

dyl, Friday, 7 July 2017 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah thumbs up from me, i'm with her and it's a good rallying song, even though it's outwardly directed (towards dr. luke obviously) it totally pulls off the thing where the fuck-you isn't just masquerading self-servingly as a personal anthem, it actually feels like a personal anthem that includes, proudly and rightly, notes of fuck-you. if it has a certain diary-ishness i think that works. and yeah, nobody's idea of a killer lead pop single, no, but when it finally kicks in it REALLY kicks in. high note was awesome.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 July 2017 22:50 (one year ago) Permalink

This would have ended up feeling less like an exposed nerve if it had tried to shroud its message in metaphorical lyrics. I think it's absolutely necessary for the reach it has that it was expressed as plainly as possible.

So so excited for this album. I hope every single song is as loud and angry as this one.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 8 July 2017 10:46 (one year ago) Permalink

hot take: this fucking rocks

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Love it

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:24 (one year ago) Permalink

(Posted that in the gay thread, but I think it left everyone there stun.)

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:32 (one year ago) Permalink

that is hysterical

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Thursday, 13 July 2017 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

btw i thought i'd already said this but i really really cringe at my early posts itt, sorry everyone.

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 July 2017 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

"let 'em talk" is unbelievable

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 17:59 (one year ago) Permalink

this year's eclipse...

Dean of the University (Latham Green), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 19:18 (one year ago) Permalink

where I am at: this is mostly a conceptual triumph, not so much a musical triumph but she's still on sony so it's a miracle it's as good as it is

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Omg this is so great

tangenttangent, Friday, 11 August 2017 09:34 (one year ago) Permalink

So much to enjoy here. Reminds me a little bit of the s/t Paramore in the way it takes an artist who previously focused on doing one very specific thing really well and shows off the range of other incredible shit they can do, too

Evan R, Friday, 11 August 2017 14:58 (one year ago) Permalink

yes! i am really impressed by this

dyl, Sunday, 13 August 2017 00:48 (one year ago) Permalink

this is gr8, title track is so gr8

imago, Monday, 14 August 2017 13:37 (one year ago) Permalink

closing track is kind of astonishing

imago, Monday, 14 August 2017 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

trust ke$ha to be the first to meld cosmic country with pop country

imago, Monday, 14 August 2017 21:19 (one year ago) Permalink

why isn't ilx all over this btw? wrong sort of pop?

imago, Monday, 14 August 2017 21:36 (one year ago) Permalink

is this on spotify? i would like to hear it.

Mr. Snrub, Monday, 14 August 2017 21:38 (one year ago) Permalink

yes

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Monday, 14 August 2017 21:42 (one year ago) Permalink

it's really really fun and i love its redemptive arc

maura, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:43 (one year ago) Permalink

i think the outlaw countryish songs are the strongest third of the record, hope she does a whole album of that someday

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:00 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah there are like three different styles on the album that make me press the "I want a whole album of this" button. Fun to imagine all the directions she could go next

Evan R, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:14 (one year ago) Permalink

the Dolly Parton collab is exactly what I wanted

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 August 2017 15:17 (one year ago) Permalink

totally digging this album. and "prayer" gives me even heavier chills in context. "boogie feet" is the only track that kinda bugged me on first listen.

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

I only made it through a song and a half. I really don't like what I've heard so far. :-(

this iphone speaks many languages (DJP), Thursday, 17 August 2017 17:16 (one year ago) Permalink

this is nice

I’m honored to have this strong motherfuvkin woman choose to sing a song that’s so special to me. Slightly dying with happiness❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/sOxrRCGZB2

— kesha (@KeshaRose) August 28, 2017

maura, Monday, 28 August 2017 13:06 (one year ago) Permalink

what with the new taylor swift song being embarrassing, the door is still open for y'all over here on team kesha

imago, Monday, 28 August 2017 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

also what with kesha just being the superior person/popstar in just about every conceivable way

imago, Monday, 28 August 2017 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Record is really good too, agree with Brad that the country-tinged songs are the best.

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Saturday, 23 September 2017 19:53 (one year ago) Permalink

damn. i have no idea what the country market is like, but i feel like she could have a hit with that. great selection on her part, gives me some of the same goosebumps as "praying" did on first listen.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 24 September 2017 01:11 (one year ago) Permalink

she's so good. i'm excited to see her next week

maura, Sunday, 24 September 2017 14:16 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Praying has to become a karaoke classic.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 22 December 2017 05:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

i do not want the people at my typical 'roke watering hole trying to sing it.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 22 December 2017 05:40 (ten months ago) Permalink

(not cos of the song, but cos of the two off-key regulars who mistakenly think they're divas)

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 22 December 2017 05:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

seems kind of a downer for karaoke

sick, fucking funny, and well tasty (katherine), Friday, 22 December 2017 16:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

welcome to the karaoke selections of off-key regulars

Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Friday, 22 December 2017 17:31 (ten months ago) Permalink

one of my exes goes to the same place I go on occasion and she has it in her head that she has a great voice so she sings slow, showstopping ballads by Celine Dion and other diva songs and so is so wildly off key as to render the songs incomprehensible.

I almost want to dare her to do this one to see what she does to it when the whistle note comes.

fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 22 December 2017 19:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

this is exactly why Praying has to become a karaoke classic.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 23 December 2017 03:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Great performance, but the Grammys spinning Kesha's comeback (a triumph over the industry that tried to block her from making an album) as a victory FOR the industry was really gross

Evan R, Monday, 29 January 2018 16:30 (nine months ago) Permalink

yeah, I got into this recap, but it's somewhat mindboggling how many people hosting/showcased/otherwise on the Grammys were JUST in the news for sexual harassment/predatory/general pustularity. and this is just the known ones.

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Monday, 29 January 2018 16:34 (nine months ago) Permalink

(the ads against the Grammys were also weirdly retrograde: women fainting over Old Spice, women indulging in the sinful low-calorie offerings of Fiber One, the existence of Fifty Shades)

algorithm is a dancer (katherine), Monday, 29 January 2018 16:35 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

finally got around to listening to Rainbow. there's some really awesome stuff on there, huge surprise for me. didn't really like her older work for the most part. "Woman" and "Let 'Em Talk" are the showstoppers but there's several other good tracks here too

Nhex, Friday, 6 July 2018 15:20 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Kelly Clarkson has shot right up in my estimations since the story about the songwriting credits

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:49 (two months ago) Permalink


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