Fall Music Preview 2012: The 24 Albums You Need to Hear

Bob Dylan, Green Day, Ke$ha and More

Ke$ha, Title TBD (2012 TBD)
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Ke$ha, Title TBD (2012 TBD)

After months of work at producer Dr. Luke's Malibu home studio, Ke$ha is still tinkering with her second full-length album. The new disc is packed with tunes she calls "cock pop" – the Top 40 equivalent of sexually boastful hard rock of the Seventies. "I have one song that compares my hoo-ha to a golden Pontiac Firebird, in all its majesty," says the star. "They're equally badass." Touring the world behind smash singles like 2009's "Tik Tok" and 2010's "We R Who We R" has taught Ke$ha some life lessons: "I'm trying to keep the rock & roll mentality – 'Let's destroy shit and party and get laid!'" she says. "But I also put the crazy-white-girl rapping aside for a few songs and got super-real with my fans."

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