Like most people, I think she's ridiculous! Her songs definitely glamorize clubbing every night, drinking in excess, and being promiscuous. Yes, a hedonistic lifestyle that I don't agree with and never participated in anyway (not even when I was 22 and single). She's been criticized for objectifying men, but that's definitely a double standard since rap guys objectify women all the time. I'm not saying that makes it okay, though, since I actually hate songs that objectify women and barred the DJ from playing "Baby Got Back" at my own wedding reception (true fact!). So if you're gonna hate on her, don't do it for that reason.
What actually makes Ke$ha a decent artist is that even when you hear a new song of hers, you always know who it is. A signature sound is a great thing for an artist to have (as long as every song doesn't sound exactly the same). Ke$ha's hallmark of rap/talk plus irreverent lyrics plus electronica/autotune makes her stand out from the crowd. So much so that she actually had quite a few hits last year.
But I mostly love her because her songs are so damn catchy! And they make me laugh. I think "Your Love Is My Drug" is my favorite, except for the last 20 seconds. Last week at the library when I was perusing through the CD's (it's a habit), I came across her two albums and actually checked them out for the comedic value. She did not disappoint! Two of my 'favorites' are below on the playlist. (Pardon the profanity, but remember this is Ke$ha.)
The first one got stuck in my head pretty quickly, but that second song is truly, truly terrible. Also, if you think her songs are hilarious, check out some of the parodies! A fave of mine is below. (The Key of Awesome has some more amazing videos, and you can waste a whole night laughing your bum off watching their videos, so caveat emptor, y'all.)
So what's your opinion on Ke$ha? Good, bad, ugly? (All of the above?) And did you not just love that amazing parody?