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Album of the Week: Getting nostalgic remembering the discharge of Kesha’s Animal

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It’s been 11 years since we had been rocking out to Kesha‘s iconic debut album; a time the place “Tik Tok” meant one thing completely different to what it does now; and we nonetheless have plenty of love for it. Animal was launched by way of RCA Records and stays our favorite Kesha album by far.

Kesha – Animal

The then-23-year-old labored with the likes of Dr. Luke, Benny Blanco, Greg Kurstin and Max Martin amongst others on manufacturing for this stellar electropop document, which stood out in mainstream charts due to Kesha’s foolish pop sensibility and charismatic efficiency. 

The first single from the primary document was Tik Tok which, with greater than 25 million gross sales internationally, stays one of many best-selling digital singles ever. It included delicate backing vocals from P. Diddy, and has turn into a favorite for parodies and covers ever since its launch. The nostalgia is actual with this tune!

Other much less widespread singles had been the cheeky feminist anthem Blah Blah Blah that includes digital duo 3OH!3, the seemingly carefree love tune Your Love Is My Drug, and Take It Off which is about Kesha’s love of drag exhibits.

There’s not a single monitor on the album which takes itself critically, and that appears to be a uncommon deal in relation to pop data lately. Of course, rather a lot has occurred since 2010 to tug us all the way down to earth, and definitely to power us to consider life in a extra severe means, however Animal represents a time that felt simpler – even when it wasn’t so way back.

While it was hardly a groundbreaking launch, Animal is the sort of enjoyable and frivolous pop album value remembering, significantly in occasions of such miserable uncertainty. Although, listening to it once more, it is really making us miss nights out on the dancefloor greater than ever.

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