- Released: December 4, 2012
- Label: RCA
Rolling Stone - p.693.5 stars out of 5
-- "'Only Wanna Dance With You' is a hilariously mean (and accurate) parody of The Strokes. When she brings on Iggy Pop himself for 'Dirty Love,' her lust for life is unquestionable."
Entertainment Weekly - p.74
"[S]he's actually really funny. Just listen to the sultry slow-burner about hooking up with a ghost..." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.80) - "[M]uch of the set is mature, measured and at times experimental."
Q (Magazine) - p.1063 stars out of 5
-- "Best of all is 'Dirty Love,' a metallic cheerleader chant with a cameo from Iggy Pop..."
- 2.Die Young
- 4.Thinking Of You
- 5.Crazy Kids
- 6.Wherever You Are
- 7.Dirty Love
- 9.Only Wanna Dance With You
- 11.All That Matters (The Beautiful Life)
- 12.Love Into The Light
- 13.Last Goodbye
- 14.Gold Trans Am
- 15.Out Alive
- 16.Past Lives
Audio Mixer: Serban Ghenea.
Recording information: Ben's Studio, Nashville, TN; Blackbird Studios, Nashville, TN; Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA; Echo Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Eightysevenfourteen Studios, Hollywood, CA; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY; Lotzah Matzah Studios, New York, NY; Luke's In The Boo, Malibu, CA; Monster Island Studios, New York, NY; Mound Sound!, Hollywood, CA; MXM Studios, Stockholm Sweden; Pink Floor Studios; South Beach Studios, Miami, FL; Studio Malibu, Malibu, CA; The Lair Studio, Los Angeles, CA; The Mothership, Los Angeles, CA; the Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Westlake Studios, West Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: Yu Tsai .
Ke$ha bends what few rules she follows on her highly anticipated second album, Warrior. Back on board is Dr. Luke, the producer who helmed much of her hit 2010 debut, Animal, but she's also found space for punk godfather Iggy Pop, fun., and Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips. The first single, "Die Young," illustrates that Ke$ha hasn't abandoned her signature live-for-today pop anthems, but the rest of the album finds her taking numerous chances.