The Bottom Line
Let's cut to the chase here, Kesha says, "Shut up, let's have sex." That is the complete gist of "Blah Blah Blah," and most likely no one could deliver it more effectively and in a more catchy fashion. Throw in a sea of synths and drum machines and this is the second major hit from Kesha. Hedonism has a clear champion and now a new theme song.
- Kesha's dominant attitude
- Ultra-catchy chorus
- Somehow those synths don't sound tired here
- 3OH!3's appearance is superfluous
- Written by Kesha Sebert, Benjamin Levin, Neon Hitch, Sean Foreman
- Produced by Benny Blanco
- Released January 2010 by RCA
Guide Review - Kesha - "Blah Blah Blah" featuring 3OH!3
Artistic pretension is not really a part of Kesha's musical world. Crusading against drama in search of the perfect party pleasures is her world in song. You can criticize the point of view and the wisdom of presenting it as valid entertainment, but it is much more difficult to criticize Kesha's effectiveness in getting her point across and making it so catchy you do not easily forget it. Admittedly there is something exhilarating about a female solo singer who can now say, "Just show me where your dick's at."
Musically Kesha's work is a roiling kitchen sink of synths that revels in sloppy edges and irresistible choruses. The same was true of her massive debut "Tik Tok." Some credit clearly goes to 21 year old upcoming producer Benny Blanco. This is a young sound anchored in many musical textures that first emerged in the 80's.
The comparisons continue to float around with Lady Gaga at this point in 2009. It is not hard to imagine "Blah Blah Blah" being a second consecutive chart topper or at least top 5 hit for Kesha. As with Lady Gaga, these first songs do not strike the listener as particularly artful, but the honesty and artistic control is a breath of fresh air on the radio. If you can handle the point of view, "Blah Blah Blah" is a worthy major pop hit and one of the best party songs of the moment around.