I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance
It feels like forever since an American pop artist has honored the dance genre with a proper remix album — but who else but Ke$ha, with her belligerent 1 a.m. sound and sloppy party girl image? Composed of nine remixed tracks from the Animal and Cannibal albums and the new track “Fuck Him He’s A DJ,” Commander takes everything we’ve loved about the princess and Jack and glitter and either augments or completely reinvents it. “Tik Tok” gets an aggressive dubstep facelift, “Your Love Is My Drug” is given the now-ubiquitous Dave Audé treatment, “We R Who We R” is Fred Falke-ized, and dance ballad “Animal” is made over into a stretched out, dubby electro love song. Ke$ha ushered in a new brand of carefree fun and frivolity in 2009, and Commander cements it as a party mainstay in the caliber of the keg and the line for the bathroom.