The Problem With... Ke$ha's "Blow"


I didn't think I'd have to review another Ke$ha track this year. I kinda thought the industry and fans would be done with her by now.

When I saw a new track "Blow" on the charts back in February, I didn't want to hasten the day. Then, it finally hit me: K-dog is arch-villain of The Problem With...

You see, Ke$ha is like a musical Joker, a sadistic malcontent who wants to destroy music and "blow up" stuff just for kicks. In retrospect, I should have seen the signs in last year's single "We R Who We R." If you listen closely, you might hear a line "Wanna know how I got these scars, scars, scars..."

Do you know what this means? It means I have to be Batman, and I'm gonna have to check Ke$ha tracks forever.

Because, I may not be the critic this world needs, but I'm the one it deserves -- a skulking, growling dude on the side of justice and good music.

But back to Ke$ha: A laundry list of producers and writers contributed to K-dog's latest track "Blow." You would think too many chefs would "overdo" it, but "Blow" sounds half-completed. In other words, typical Keh Dollar-sign Ha. We get a synth lead that sounds a bit like Benni Bessasi's "Satisfaction." And the lyrics are as vain and careless as ever. K-dog's destructive agenda has never been as clear as the line "drink that kool-aid/ follow my lead." What's more, with all her talk of shutting down DJs and blowing up the place, it's like she's telling us that she's become the real-life Joker.

The video itself cribs a bit from Gaga's "Born This Way," with all its unicorns and bright colors. During the video, K-dog and "James Van Der Douche" exchange the lousiest insults since middle school -- some talk about cheese and a rainbow-laser firefight follows the childish spat.

Rainbow-lasers! What does this even mean mean? Check that -- I don't think K-dog was actually thinking that far ahead.

This song just blows.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna put on a bat suit and growl about justice.
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Anon
Anon

CRYING IN MY SKIN THESE WOUNDS THEY WILL NOT HEAL.

Cheer up, EmoBlogger. No one gives a fuck if you hate Kesha. It's not any more groundbreaking or interesting than it was when you bitched about Britney Spears ten years ago.

Alex
Alex

The author of this post is an idiot

Col
Col

ke$ha's video was released before Gaga's..... !!

M Dogg Diggity Doo
M Dogg Diggity Doo

Do they pay you to write these things? Do you actually listen to music you hate just to point out what you don't like about it? Can't the Dallas Observer spend this money in something (or someone) with a little more substance. Have fun trying to change the musical tastes of pre teen girls, Batman.

Pnd2131
Pnd2131

This girl is a stain on the music industry. People that find meaning or depth in any of her music or videos are absolutely sad.

Mitch
Mitch

@Jordan: <3

Haters, STFU.

And as others have said, GAGA COPIED KESHA.

Blow is amazing.

JordanAire
JordanAire

you're an idiot for MANY reasons. but let's just tackle a few. a) this song is fantastic. one of pop music's prouder moments. ask anyone who knows anything about pop music...which clearly is not you. b) the video is hilarious. if you don't get it that's not kesha's problem or anyone else's. study film. study art. do anything but what you ARE doing which is clearly a bigger challenge than you personally should be tasked with. c) the "Blow" video came out before "Born this Way" so you also are a poor researcher and fact checker. I will now get busy writing your editors pleaing for someone who knows what they're doing to fill this role. you're like too many critics out there these days - ESPECIALLY at alt-weeklies - who think their job as a critic is simply to blindly cast stones and criticize anything that earns money. if it doesn't sell you love it. if it does, you lambaste it. idiot, you!

Anna
Anna

Haterz hav NO life. BTW,k$ released the video for blow before man gaga released born this way.

MattL1
MattL1

Well, I made it 37 seconds into the video. That, of course, includes the first 25 seconds that contain no music. You may well be Batman, as nobody short of a superhero could make it all the way through that abortion of a song.

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