Why You Should Love Ke$ha, Lazerbeak's Lavabangers, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section:

Why You Should Love Kesha: Here's a picture of Ke$ha. We know what you're thinking. It's either “Oh dear God, no!” or “Damn! Girl needs a wash!” And both of these are valid responses. Ke$ha is one of the most polarizing artists in pop music for a bunch of reasons. Among them: She's heavily reliant on music's biggest enemy — Auto-Tune; she seems to write her lyrics with the aid of a rhyming dictionary; and she also appears to bathe regularly in a combination of cooking oil and glitter. Did we mention that her appearance on Saturday Night Live in April 2010 was (unintentionally) funnier than most of the sketches? There were dancing spacemen and a cape involved, in case you missed it. She even did the Robot with a straight face.

But let's take a step back from the tacky anthems, horrifying wardrobe, and white-girl rapping, and consider the good things about Ke$ha. Because, yes — if you can suppress your gut reactions, left coast snobbery, and gag reflex — there are some.

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