Warrior [Deluxe Edition] [PA]
Artist: Iggy Pop
Distributor: Sony Music Entertainment
Notes: Audio Mixer: Serban Ghenea. Photographer: Yu Tsai . Ke$ha bends what few rules she follows on her highly anticipated second album, Warrior. Back on board is Dr. Luke, the producer who helmed much of her hit 2010 debut, Animal, but she's also found space for punk godfather Iggy Pop, fun., and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. The first single, "Die Young," illustrates that Ke$ha hasn't abandoned her signature live-for-today pop anthems, but the rest of the album finds her taking numerous chances.
Rolling Stone (p.69) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "'Only Wanna Dance With You' is a hilariously mean (and accurate) parody of The Strokes. When she brings on Iggy Pop himself for 'Dirty Love,' her lust for life is unquestionable." Entertainment Weekly (p.74) - "[S]he's actually really funny. Just listen to the sultry slow-burner about hooking up with a ghost..." -- Grade: B Billboard (p.80) - "[M]uch of the set is mature, measured and at times experimental." Q (Magazine) (p.106) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Best of all is 'Dirty Love,' a metallic cheerleader chant with a cameo from Iggy Pop..."
Brash, driven pop singer and songwriter Ke$ha kicked her career into gear when she came into contact with Dr. Luke (a co-writer and co-producer of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone"), who was impressed with some demo recordings. Ke$ha penned the Veronicas' "This Love" and later contributed background vocals to Britney Spears' "Lace and Leather," both of which were released in 2008, but the biggest turning point came in 2009, when she contributed vocals to Flo Rida's Dr. Luke-produced "Right Round," a number one Hot 100 hit. She subsequently signed to RCA; Animal, her debut album, was released in 2010 and reached the top of the Billboard 200, led by the number one single "TiK ToK." ~ Andy Kellman
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