Warrior

Kesha - Warrior
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2012 Ratings: #750 / 945
User Score
Based on 174 ratings
2012 Ratings: #227
December 4, 2012 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Billboard
A fascinating if ultimately unfulfilling listen.
80
Drowned in Sound

It's undeniably batshit insane, but Warrior is never dull, always fun, and frequently a thrillingly unpredictable ride.

80
AllMusic
It's a wall-to-wall party for the freaks, burnouts, outcasts, and misfits and if you don't get it that's your fault, not hers.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Even when buried beneath the heavy synths and highly produced vocals that mark modern pop music, the spirit of an age before her birth is infusing Ke$ha’s work.

75
A.V. Club

Anyone up for giving her a second chance—or recognizing she has actual singing, writing, and performing talent—just might be pleasantly surprised.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Indeed, Ke$ha’s filthy jokes may be what separates her from her peers who practice ghost abstinence.

70
PopMatters

The frightening truth of the matter is that Ke$ha is an incredibly smart woman, and with Warrior surprising us at almost every turn, she knows exactly what she’s been doing all along.

70
Spin

Warrior is likable enough, but not only can’t it match its predecessor, it’s not nearly as exhilarating or disruptive as what fellow slizzered California trashdancer Dev or assorted K-poppers have done in the past two years with basically the same raw materials.

70
Rolling Stone
Ke$ha is hardly the first rock star to discover that her crudest, cheapest, cheesiest ideas are her best. In fact, that's how you can tell she's a true rock & roll child.
60
Slant Magazine
For all the ostensible “growth” and experimentation on display, though, Ke$ha doesn’t have much to show for it. If she’s going to backbench all of her high-profile collaborators in favor of more of the same from Dr. Luke and Max Martin, she’s ultimately just the equivalent of a groupie with a major-label record deal.
60
NOW Magazine
Although the new direction isn't revolutionary, it's natural enough and distracts from some of the filler.
40
Time Out London
If this is what fighting for your right to party looks like in 2012, we’re calling the cops.
40
The Guardian
With or without swearing, her blunt-force pop, mainly produced by the emperor of strident electronica, Dr Luke, offers more pain than pleasure.
30
Sputnikmusic

Even for Ke$ha, the expectations were higher than what the final product accomplished, and Warrior fails in almost every way imaginable.

maddiefck
79
Amadurecendo sonoramente e liricamente, o segundo álbum de estúdio de Kesha se divide em diversas partes. Arriscando novos estilos como pop-rock e baladas românticas pela primeira vez, pode ser desfrutado de todas as maneiras por todos os públicos. Com uma tracklist coesa, os acontecimentos podem ser divididos. A partir de então, Kesha passa a firmar que não faz suas músicas apenas para tabelas musicais e que também pensa na ... read more
67
I actually really like about 1/3 of the songs in this album but goddamn for the rest of them she really lays the whole Party Girl persona on **thick**.

favs: C'Mon, Dirty Love, Wonderland, Only Wanna Dance With You, Love Into The Light
triptichorn
95
Ke$ha has always been scrutinized. Being called a slutty, booze-inducing member of society. But, she's actually a very smart artist. Her lyrics are so funny, but so good. Irresistible and catchy, Warrior is better than Animal and it's re-release, Cannibal. The rock influence in a big part of the album is to die for. The title track and Supernatural are heavily influenced by dubstep and Dirty Love is a garage, punk rock track echoing The Black Keys', Lonely Boy. Wonderland is ... read more
cfreemon
70
Kesha's magnificent voice lifts Warrior above most of the electropop dredge of the early aughts. Warrior drops a lot of the autotune from Animal and Cannibal while keeping the exuberant synth beats. When they hit, the songs are fun pop anthems. The hooks on "C'Mon" and "Only Wanna Dance With You" are as good as you'll get from major pop production. The synthetic beats are loud but usually catchy, and they match Kesha's big voice well on "Die Young" or the ... read more
90
Top 3 tracks:
- Thinking of You
- C'mon
- Warrior
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Track List

  1. Warrior 
  2. Die Young 
  3. C'Mon 
  4. Thinking Of You 
  5. Crazy Kids 
  6. Wherever You Are 
  7. Dirty Love 
  8. Wonderland 
  9. Only Wanna Dance With You 
  10. Supernatural 
  11. All That Matters (The Beautiful Life) 
  12. Love Into The Light
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