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Gag Order


Gag Order

Fifth album from the Nashville, Tennessee pop singer working with producers Rick Rubin, Stuart Crichton, Jason Lader, Jussifer, Drew Pearson and Stint

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    Loaded with deliciously weird hooks, ‘Gag Order’ showcases a singer who is just getting started
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  2. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It is, in the word’s true sense, a psychedelic album
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Never has Kesha's music felt this inspiringly rich. It has all the potential of once again making her a staple on the music scene, and this time even beyond pop
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    This new album, made with legendary producer Rick Rubin, is a disorientating listen
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    13 scorched-earth tracks that present an artist pulling herself back up from the brink of madness. The most striking element of Kesha's latest is the sound. ... She has found a psychedelic middle ground between the sleazy synths of her 20212 breakthrough, Warrior, and the rootsy and Southern rock of her past two
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  6. 7.3 |   Northern Transmissions

    Gag Order is a discombobulating new direction for Kesha, but it’s clearly what maps closest to her mental state at this point in her career
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  7. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    Swerving away from party-pop irreverence, Kesha collaborates with Rick Rubin on a spare and eccentric album about coming to terms with ambivalence
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  8. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album articulates a working thesis for the singer's artistry that exists independently from commercial exhibitionism
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    A work of pop defiance
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  10. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    A sense of catharsis is etched all over an album the most successful moments of which happen when she mixes her experimental side with her pop sensibility
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  11. 6.0 |   NME

    Her fifth album, produced by Rick Rubin, features sonic risks and strange subject matter. It mostly works
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  12. 6.0 |   All Music

    Gag Order discards these pop niceties because it's designed as a purge, one that delivers catharsis for the artist without much consideration for the audience
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  13. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Is Kesha’s new experimental art-pop record, Gag Order, a cautionary tale? A cry for help? A cathartic release? Most likely, it’s all of the above
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