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    Ke$ha’s ‘Animal’ more than a song



    RCA Records

    Released Jan. 5, 2010

    Score: A-

    The new artist on the pop music scene, Ke$ha, has been in the Top 10 albums and singles lists on iTunes since the release of her album Animal. Most people know her most famous single “”TiK ToK,”” yet many listeners lack any knowledge of her other songs. With Animal, she has managed to add a new sound and energy to the pop music scene.

    Ke$ha has been around the music scene for years but finally broke out when RCA Records produced her album. She is a notorious party girl who is most notable for vomiting in a closet at Paris Hilton’s house, according to gossip blogger Perez Hilton.

    The album starts off with “”Your Love Is My Drug,”” an upbeat song much like “”TiK ToK”” but with more of an electronic feel and a catchy chorus. In “”Your Love Is My Drug,”” Ke$ha manages to sing instead of speaking like she does in “”TiK ToK.””

    Other notable tracks include “”Take It Off,”” “”Kiss N Tell,”” “”Dinosaur,”” “”Backstabber”” and “”Dancing With Tears In My Eyes.”” This is definitely an album for people who enjoy upbeat dance music. It lacks versatility but slows down and speeds up, offering a nice compilation of songs which play through seamlessly.

    It’s hard to get tired of this album. Many people think that if you have heard “”TiK ToK,”” you have heard her entire album, but she offers a variety of beats and lyrics. Ke$ha’s album has better songs — frankly, “”TiK ToK”” is nowhere near the best song on the album.

    It is difficult not to like Animal. Ke$ha has catchy beats with cool lyrics to match like “”Listen to yourself, you are a hot mess.”” Don’t be caught without Animal at the next party you throw. It is an album that everyone can love and jam out to. Ke$ha’s Animal brings life to an industry in which we are constantly hearing the same music. She puts a new spin on the pop music world, and I won’t be surprised if other artists begin to copy her musical stylings.

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