Some of you may (again, for some reason!), be thinking "well isn't Lady Gaga similar in style?" The answer is a resounding no. Here's where I hand in my mancard: Lady Gaga is actually a good musician. She is a pianist and she understands what makes a song good and bad (or at least her producers do). Her voice is actually damn good, and while some of her songs are weak (I loathe "Poker Face"), her music is actually tolerable and dare I even say... good? "Bad Romance" especially, has burrowed into my brain and not escaped my head for months. Sure, she tries to overdo herself with her fashion choices and makeup (something that Ke$ha is also slowly implementing), but that's a shock value thing. It helps you remember who Lady Gaga is, and it just adds to her flair. Gives her a personality. She just isn't a drunk who lucked into a contract by virtue of people trying to find someone to imitate Gaga.
Ke$ha is the biggest black eye in a business that admittedly has its fair share of bruises and embarrassments. Her songs may have a catchy hook, but there's no imagination or energy behind it, and her live performances are so pathetic if you watch them while half asleep you'll think you switched on public access by mistake.The very fact that her career is even a career is not only puts the music business in a negative light (really guys? REALLY?!?), but it puts America in a negative light because we are eating this up like it's actually good. It isn't whatsoever, and with any luck, people will eventually open their eyes and Ke$ha will end up back in the bar she was found in, hopped up on whatever drug she decided to take that day.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know. I want to see if anyone is willing to fess up to liking Ke$ha in any way that isn't ironic.