The music world has Mickey Avalon, but until now it didnâ€™t have its female equivalent: Ke$ha.
The reign of the wholesome, romantic female pop-presence came to an end when Ke$ha, a 22-year-old pop star from Los Angeles, was let out of her cage.
Her debut album â€œAnimalâ€ is topping charts, sheâ€™s shocking the music industry and sheâ€™s creating a style all her own.
â€œAnimalâ€ isnâ€™t just an ordinary pop album. Itâ€™s filled with hooks and ridiculousness listeners have come to expect from the genre.
It sounds like a night out that is awfully hard to remember in the morning.
The first single from the album, â€œTik Tok,â€ describes one heck of a night out. Itâ€™s layered with fun synth riffs and a head banging beat that almost makes the song hard not to be a guilty pleasure.
â€œBlah Blah Blahâ€ touches on the ridiculousness that Ke$ha provides her listeners, while at the same time showing she doesnâ€™t care what people think about what she sings.
While â€œTik Tokâ€ should be the only noteworthy track on her album, â€œBlah Blah Blahâ€ makes the list largely due to itâ€™s guest performers: Coloradoâ€™s own 3Oh!3.
For the most part the album is a weak debut, but itâ€™s not necessarily the content of the songs or the quality of the 14 tracks on the album.
Ke$ha has the attitude to keep doing what she wants to, and that might just be what makes her the queen of the jungle, an animal that could be too hard to tame.
Music reviewer Ian Mahan can be reached at email@example.com.