Ke$ha 'Warrior'

Updated: 18 Mar 2013

Time Out says

Rating: 2/5

Ke$ha likes to Champagne people off. Sorry, piss them off. Apparently, ‘Champagne tastes like piss’ to the West Coast US pop libertine, so you can see where the confusion came from. It’s not just her crudeness that annoys; it’s her Eminem-aping whine, her faux-badass posturing and all the strained end-rhymes (‘degenerates’ rhymed with ‘misfits’, anyone?) that litter her second album.

Her collaboration with Iggy Pop, ‘Dirty Love’, suggests she’s trying to emulate Peaches – but in a more obviously sexy and chart-friendly way. But, unlike Peaches, there’s no real controversy here. Most of the time her demeanour is that of Rihanna, had she decided to forgo all euphemisms and just get sleazy.

The lively club production makes it hard to stay stony-faced, but the majority of tracks on ‘Warrior’ veer off into the same, dull semi-rap style. If this is what fighting for your right to party looks like in 2013, we’re calling the cops. Rachel Aroesti