The opener, "Your Love Is My Drug," is bubblegum pop at its finest with autotune all over the place merged with a few rap-esque verses by Ke$ha (prononced KESH-AH). "Tik Tok," is Animal's best cut featuring Adobe Audition effects seldomly used on songs and dripping with a club feel. There is a reason why the song has shot its way to #1, because of the snappy production by Benny Blanco (Britney Spears' "Circus") and Dr. Luke (Flo Rida's "Right Round").
The roar falls slightly thereafter as Ke$ha continues in a sugary coating of weak lyricism and regurgitated sounds. It feels like Animal is a repeat of something we've heard before, despite the appeal it has received. "Blah Blah Blah," does indeed save the day midstream, but the boat starts to rock again after the under three minute morsel finishes whirring.
Animal has tapped its way to #1 on the album charts. This isn't surprising. In an age of iTunes downloads and superfluous nonsense being targeted and directed at us from the radio, Ke$ha, is on her way to the top - well, perhaps she's already there. At least "errbody's gettin' crunk" right?
Final Grade: C-