Warrior - Ke$ha
  • Band Name: Ke$ha
  • Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Dec 4, 2012
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 88
    By stomping just at the edge of parental propriety and sneaking in (mostly) well-crafted lyrics, her new record confirms her place as the loosest of the dance divas, one who not only preaches on the art of the party like few since Andrew W.K., but who also delivers the message through inventive, beat-heavy musical cannonballs, most produced by hitmaker Dr. Luke, that pummel with pleasure.
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    81
    Warrior is a pure pop album with rock influences, despite Ke$ha's attempts to make it the inverse.
  3. Dec 3, 2012
    80
    It's a wall-to-wall party for the freaks, burnouts, outcasts, and misfits and if you don't get it that's your fault, not hers.
  4. Nov 30, 2012
    80
    Warrior is never dull, always fun, and frequently a thrillingly unpredictable ride.
  5. Dec 4, 2012
    75
    Anyone up for giving her a second chance--or recognizing she has actual singing, writing, and performing talent--just might be pleasantly surprised.
  6. 75
    Ke$ha's filthy jokes may be what separates her from her peers who practice ghost abstinence.
  7. Dec 6, 2012
    70
    Too many cooks in the kitchen notwithstanding, it amounts to 12 songs here with some 40 perfectly crafted hooks.
  8. Dec 4, 2012
    70
    Warrior doesn't hit the giddy peaks of 2010's Animal, but it has a crackpot sense of rock history.
  9. Dec 4, 2012
    70
    Not everything works, but for a major label pop album, the ratio of material that succeeds is notably high, as on her sophomore release, she's already willing to take some risks with her sound.
  10. 70
    There's no revelation here, only strong fun.
  11. Dec 3, 2012
    70
    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.
  12. Nov 30, 2012
    70
    Taken as a whole, this is another surprisingly enjoyable album from a pop singer who has managed to broaden her approach without losing her USP.
  13. Dec 17, 2012
    60
    The naff raps and Auto-Tuned gloop can't spoil the addictive rush of the air-punching, get-pissed-destroy-a-bus-shelter anthems that abound here. [Jan 2012, p.93]
  14. Dec 11, 2012
    60
    Warrior, a moderate improvement of her disappointing debut Animal. [Jan 2013, p.106]
  15. Dec 3, 2012
    60
    Most of Warrior sticks to Ke$ha's tried-and-true formula.
  16. Nov 29, 2012
    60
    Although the new direction isn't revolutionary, it's natural enough and distracts from some of the filler.
  17. Dec 10, 2012
    40
    Really, though, her graceless output remains unaffected.
  18. Nov 29, 2012
    40
    Auto-Tune, deployed all over the record, turns Kesha's voice into a robo-squawk, and not in a good way.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 62
  2. Negative: 5 out of 62
  1. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    This is one of the best albums of the year, and definitely the best pop album of the year. It has so many standout tracks, they are all good. Recommend it strongly. Full Review »
  2. Dec 4, 2012
    10
    Best. Album. Of. The. Century. Ke$ha cooks up a wild party for everyone with her new album. Rather if it's "War-ior-ior-ior" or "let's make the most of the night like were gonna die young" or even "all that matters is the beautiful life!" You will be jamming your ass off. Full Review »
  3. Dec 4, 2012
    8
    Desculpa para a maioria do público, o auto tune nesse álbum vem em uma taxa bem menor do que em trabalhos antigos. Warrior nada mais é que um álbum forte, com músicas feitas para hitar, letras e batidas animadas e surpreendentes. Supernatural, All The Matters e Crazy Kids mostram fortemente a personalidade musical de Ke$ha que em nenhum momento foi corrompida durante os anos em que ela esteve presente no mercado musical . A balada Last Goodbye, com uma composição simples, porém unida com o instrumental e a voz, soa como um "love song adolescente", o suficiente para produzir pequenos apertos no coração de quem ouve. Ke$ha, mais do que nunca, se demonstrou uma grande artista, merecedora de bons charts. Full Review »