Animal (Kesha album)
Animal is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Kesha. The album was released on January 1, 2010 through RCA Records and distributed through Sony Music Entertainment. Kesha worked on the album with a variety of record producers and songwriters such as Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, Benny Blanco, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin and others. Kesha had been recording demos for several years when one ended up in the hands of Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at BMI. Cox passed along the demo and it ended up in the hands of Gottwald, who decided to have Kesha perform on the song "Right Round" with American rapper Flo Rida. Within two months, the song became a hit in multiple countries around the world; the event led to Kesha being sought after by many major labels, she signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records. Musically, Animal draws from the electropop genre, while incorporating elements of dance-pop in its production and beats. Lyrically, the majority of the album's songs are based on Kesha's past life experiences of love, heartbreak and having a good time.
The album received mixed reviews from music critics. Some appreciated its fun, carefree nature, while others dismissed it as juvenile and said that it seemed insincere; the album attained chart success, debuting at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart, the Billboard 200 in the United States and the IFPI Greece Albums Chart, while charting within the top ten in seven other countries. Animal was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of over two million copies in the United States and has sold over 2,500,000 copies worldwide. Four singles were released from the album, its lead single, "Tik Tok", was released on August 7, 2009 and was a worldwide hit, reaching number one in eleven countries. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US and stayed at the top for nine consecutive weeks; the song sold 12.8 million digital copies worldwide in 2010, making it the best-selling single of the year. It has since sold over fifteen million copies worldwide, as of August 7, 2014, it's become the second best-selling digital single worldwide.
The album's second and fourth singles all achieved similar success, reaching the top ten in multiple countries, including Australia and the United States. The album's commercial success led to its nomination for the Juno Award for Best International Album at the Juno Awards of 2011. Kesha had been recording demos for a few years, when one of her demos ended up in the hands of Samantha Cox, senior director of writer/publisher relations at BMI. Cox, who had worked with Kesha before, passed along the demos to a friend at BMI, who passed it to the manager of Lukasz Gottwald, known as Dr. Luke. At the age of eighteen, Kesha signed to Dr. Luke's label, Kemosabe Records, his publishing company, Prescription Songs. Luke was busy with other projects at the time, Kesha wound up signed to David Sonenberg's management company, DAS. While at DAS she worked with several top writers and producers, but worked with or spoke to Luke. DAS searched for a label deal for Kesha despite her still being in a signed contract with Luke.
Kara DioGuardi, an artists and repertoire representative for Warner, was interested in signing Kesha but the deal never went through because of the outstanding contract with Luke. Shortly after, Kesha and DAS parted Kesha wound up reunited with Luke. At the end of 2008, Luke was working on a track with Flo Rida called "Right Round", the two decided they needed a female hook. Luke decided to have Kesha perform on the song and within two months, it was a number one hit in multiple countries around the world; the event led to Kesha being sought after by many major labels, she signed a multi-album deal with RCA Records. Kesha explained that she chose to sign with the company due to how well she got along with RCA A&R executive Rani Hancock, explaining that "Rani doesn't try to censor me, I like being surrounded by strong, intelligent women." Kesha had been working on Animal for seven years prior to its release, had written over 200 songs for the album. The abundance of material extended it from its planned twelve tracks to fourteen.
Kesha felt. "For girls, I think it's an empowering record, it's funny, it's cheeky," she said. "I think people need to have fun with whatever they're doing—makeup, their clothes, live shows—anything you don't need to take too don't take too seriously." When asked how the album related to her life, Kesha explained that the album was autobiographical. "I just write about what I live—literally, I think there's a great pop song in anything and everything, any situation." She cites her songs "Stephen" and "Dinosaur" as examples of this. She explained: "it's about this guy I've been stalking since I was 15. I wrote the song when I was 16 with my mom, I was like, "This song's so dope, I know it is". "Dinosaur" came "about this old guy, hitting on me, his toupee was kind of falling off, I was like, "Oh my God, you're so old, you're prehistoric, you're like a dinosaur. D-I-N-O-S-A-you are a dinosaur." Explaining the reasoning behind the title track being placed at the end of the album's track list, Kesha said: "I believe, the next record might be going.
Me and my brother had a silly punk band before, I loved pop music and I liked catchy music, bu
Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia. With few exceptions, animals consume organic material, breathe oxygen, are able to move, can reproduce sexually, grow from a hollow sphere of cells, the blastula, during embryonic development. Over 1.5 million living animal species have been described—of which around 1 million are insects—but it has been estimated there are over 7 million animal species in total. Animals range in length from 8.5 millionths of a metre to 33.6 metres and have complex interactions with each other and their environments, forming intricate food webs. The category includes humans, but in colloquial use the term animal refers only to non-human animals; the study of non-human animals is known as zoology. Most living animal species are in the Bilateria, a clade whose members have a bilaterally symmetric body plan; the Bilateria include the protostomes—in which many groups of invertebrates are found, such as nematodes and molluscs—and the deuterostomes, containing the echinoderms and chordates.
Life forms interpreted. Many modern animal phyla became established in the fossil record as marine species during the Cambrian explosion which began around 542 million years ago. 6,331 groups of genes common to all living animals have been identified. Aristotle divided animals into those with those without. Carl Linnaeus created the first hierarchical biological classification for animals in 1758 with his Systema Naturae, which Jean-Baptiste Lamarck expanded into 14 phyla by 1809. In 1874, Ernst Haeckel divided the animal kingdom into the multicellular Metazoa and the Protozoa, single-celled organisms no longer considered animals. In modern times, the biological classification of animals relies on advanced techniques, such as molecular phylogenetics, which are effective at demonstrating the evolutionary relationships between animal taxa. Humans make use of many other animal species for food, including meat and eggs. Dogs have been used in hunting, while many aquatic animals are hunted for sport.
Non-human animals have appeared in art from the earliest times and are featured in mythology and religion. The word "animal" comes from the Latin animalis, having soul or living being; the biological definition includes all members of the kingdom Animalia. In colloquial usage, as a consequence of anthropocentrism, the term animal is sometimes used nonscientifically to refer only to non-human animals. Animals have several characteristics. Animals are eukaryotic and multicellular, unlike bacteria, which are prokaryotic, unlike protists, which are eukaryotic but unicellular. Unlike plants and algae, which produce their own nutrients animals are heterotrophic, feeding on organic material and digesting it internally. With few exceptions, animals breathe oxygen and respire aerobically. All animals are motile during at least part of their life cycle, but some animals, such as sponges, corals and barnacles become sessile; the blastula is a stage in embryonic development, unique to most animals, allowing cells to be differentiated into specialised tissues and organs.
All animals are composed of cells, surrounded by a characteristic extracellular matrix composed of collagen and elastic glycoproteins. During development, the animal extracellular matrix forms a flexible framework upon which cells can move about and be reorganised, making the formation of complex structures possible; this may be calcified, forming structures such as shells and spicules. In contrast, the cells of other multicellular organisms are held in place by cell walls, so develop by progressive growth. Animal cells uniquely possess the cell junctions called tight junctions, gap junctions, desmosomes. With few exceptions—in particular, the sponges and placozoans—animal bodies are differentiated into tissues; these include muscles, which enable locomotion, nerve tissues, which transmit signals and coordinate the body. There is an internal digestive chamber with either one opening or two openings. Nearly all animals make use of some form of sexual reproduction, they produce haploid gametes by meiosis.
These fuse to form zygotes, which develop via mitosis into a hollow sphere, called a blastula. In sponges, blastula larvae swim to a new location, attach to the seabed, develop into a new sponge. In most other groups, the blastula undergoes more complicated rearrangement, it first invaginates to form a gastrula with a digestive chamber and two separate germ layers, an external ectoderm and an internal endoderm. In most cases, a third germ layer, the mesoderm develops between them; these germ layers differentiate to form tissues and organs. Repeated instances of mating with a close relative during sexual reproduction leads to inbreeding depression within a population due to the increased prevalence of harmful recessive traits. Animals have evolved numerous mechanisms for avoiding close inbreeding. In some species, such as the splendid fairywren, females benefit by mating with multiple males, thus producing more offspring of higher genetic quality; some animals are capable of asexual reproduction, which results
The Animal Song
"The Animal Song" is a song by Savage Garden, released in February 1999. The song was written for the soundtrack of the film The Other Sister, but appeared on their second studio album, Affirmation, as well as their compilation album, Truly Madly Completely: The Best of Savage Garden, it was the band's first song to be produced by Walter Afanasieff, a producer well known for his work with Mariah Carey. Walter would produce the group's Affirmation album, Darren Hayes' first solo album, Spin; the video for the song was directed by Jim Gable. It features Hayes walking through a parade, with intercut scenes from The Other Sister with Juliette Lewis; the song is used in the "Shamu Rocks" seasonal nighttime show at SeaWorld, America. "The Animal Song" became the group's third Canadian number one single, topping the singles chart for three weeks, from 27 March 1999. It peaked at number three in Australia and New Zealand, number 19 in the United States, and—in the summer of 1999—number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.
In June 2015, singer Darren Hayes explained that Savage Garden had been offered to record a song for Runaway Bride. However they passed up on the proposal and instead chose to compose a song "for the film that flopped". Daniel Jones described "The Animal Song" as a "transitional song" between their first and second albums and a "fun song that made you feel good"; the lyrics of the song deal with the struggles experienced by individuals suffering from mental illnesses, more with the difficulty in expressing one's emotions and finding compassion in a confusing world that stultifies individuals with all kinds of rules. According to Darren Hayes, his longing for life in the tropical climes of Australia while living in the United States provided further inspiration in composing the lyrics. United KingdomCD1"The Animal Song" – 3:42 "Carry on Dancing" – 6:44 "The Animal Song" – 4:17CD2"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "All Around Me" – 4:11 "Break Me Shake Me" – 4:18Cassette"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "All Around Me" – 4:11America"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "Santa Monica" – 5:00Australia"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "The Animal Song" – 3:42 "Santa Monica" – 5:00EuropeCD1"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "Santa Monica" – 5:00CD2"The Animal Song" – 3:42 "Carry on Dancing" – 6:44 "The Animal Song" – 4:17 "All Around Me" – 4:11 "Break Me Shake Me" – 4:18Japan"The Animal Song" – 4:39 "The Animal Song" – 3:42 "The Animal Song" – 4:21 "The Animal Song" – 4:42 "The Animal Song" – 3:46
Animal (2014 film)
Animal is a 2014 American horror thriller film directed by Brett Simmons, starring, Elizabeth Gillies, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Sumpter and Joey Lauren Adams. The film follows a group of friends; the film was released in a limited release and through video on demand on June 17, 2014. The film opens with two married couples - Carl and Vicky, Douglas and Barbara - being chased through the woods by a mysterious beast. Barbara is killed, despite Douglas's attempts to save her. Sometime five college students - Alissa, her boyfriend Matt, her stepbrother Jeff, Jeff's girlfriend Mandy, their mutual friend Sean, arrive in the forest to take a day long hike. Jeff forces the others to try to find a waterfall he and Alissa used to go to as kids, but they end up taking so long that it is nighttime by the time they start walking back to the car. Along the way, they discover the remains of Barbara's body, encounter the same monster that killed her, it chases them near a cabin, manages to kill Jeff. The others make it to the cabin, where they find Carl and Douglas, who have sealed the windows and walls with boards to protect themselves against the creature lurking outside.
While Carl and Vicky are hopeful that they will all be rescued soon, Douglas is bitterly cynical of their chances. The creature breaks into the house, but they manage to hold it off, although Carl is scratched in the process. Matt volunteers to take a walkie-talkie and make a run for the car while Carl and Sean keep watch for the creature. However, his screams are heard on the walkie-talkie, it starts heading for the cabin. Douglas attempts to board up the entrance to keep the creature from coming in, leaving Sean and Carl to die, but the girls help them get in through the back before the creature gets them; the group tie Douglas to the stairs, no longer trusting him. Mandy confides in Alissa that she is pregnant while Sean confesses to Mandy that he and Jeff were having an affair; the group hear a walkie-talkie going off, discover Matt alive, in the cellar, along with the animal. The group manage to get Matt upstairs, but Carl is killed keeping the animal from getting into the house. Douglas proposes that the group let the animal eat Matt, dying, so that they can escape.
The group refuse, decide to trap the animal inside the house and burn it down. However, when they untie Douglas to help, he beats Matt to death, calling the others weak; the animal breaks in and kills Douglas. As the animal eats his body, the others get kerosene out of the cellar and spread it throughout the house. Mandy and Vicky hide in the cellar while Alissa lures the animal into the trap, she sets the fire, burns the monster to death. However, a second animal appears in the cellar and kills Sean and Vicky. Mandy and Alissa flee into the woods, the second animal chases after them. Alissa is killed; the second animal attacks her while she is trying to start it, but Mandy manages to kill the second animal by running its head over with the car. Mandy escapes, begins crying over the loss of her friends as she drives away; the final scene of the film shows a third animal finding and sniffing at the second animal's corpse, where it grunts aggressively, suggesting a call to the pack. Elizabeth Gillies as Mandy Keke Palmer as Alissa Jeremy Sumpter as Matt Parker Young as Jeff Paul Iacono as Sean Amaury Nolasco as Douglas Thorsten Kaye as Carl Joey Lauren Adams as Vicky Eve as Barbara The film was shot in Manchester, Connecticut.
The film holds a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 6 reviews. Shock Till You Drop and Bloody Disgusting both panned the film, Shock Till You Drop stated that the movie was "a waste of a good, old-fashioned creature." We Got This Covered gave Animal a more positive rating and commented that "Animal has enough carnage to appease more forgiving horror fans, but despite a quick pace and brutal kills, it's repetition that kills this beast." Official website Animal on IMDb Animal at Rotten Tomatoes
The Animals (American album)
The Animals is the self-titled American debut album from British invasion group, The Animals. Released in late summer 1964, the album introduced the States to the "drawling, dirty R&B sound" that typified the group; the album featured many R&B standards, written by the likes of Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and John Lee Hooker, as well as the classic #1 hit single "House of the Rising Sun", here presented in its truncated-for-radio form. The British album The Animals was released a month the group's debut album there albeit with differing contents. Eric Burdon – vocals Alan Price – keyboards, backing vocals Hilton Valentine – guitar, backing vocals Chas Chandler – bass, backing vocals John Steel – drums
New Wave (Against Me! album)
New Wave is Against Me!'s fourth full-length studio album and their debut album on Sire Records. Produced by Butch Vig of Nevermind fame, it was released on July 10, 2007; the album debuted at #57 on the Billboard 200 on the week of its release. The album's first single, "White People for Peace", was released in May 2007, prior to the album's release. A second single, "Thrash Unreal", followed in July 2007. New Wave is the first Against Me! Full length to not feature any acoustic tracks. In August 2007, Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee covered the entire album and released it as a free MP3 download on his blog. Explaining why he decided to cover the album, Lee said "I fell in love with the album. Really. Like, couldn't stop listening to it; as heavy and gnarly as it sounds at times, it is unmistakably a pop masterpiece." Lee's wife, Ione Skye, would direct the music video for the band's song "333" in 2016. The album was #1 on Spin Magazine's Album of the Year and #9 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.
New Wave is the band's first album with major label Sire Records. Some fans responded negatively to the decision, calling them "sell-outs". Singer/guitarist Laura Jane Grace commented on this, saying "It's just kind of a self-defeating, shoot yourself in the foot-like attitude to have. I find it frustrating and off-putting and it turns me off of the punk scene because people are closed minded."The album was scheduled for release in the spring of 2007, but was delayed due to mixing issues. Mixing was due to start on February 1, 2007 but it was pushed back to February 9; the band had to start touring on the February 20, so they ended up mixing for ten days before they had to leave. While on tour, producer Butch Vig and mixer Rich Costey would email the band a song which they would listen to and comment back on. Tegan Quin's collaboration on "Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart" came about on the 2006 Warped Tour when Quin and a friend were interviewing bands for Canadian music television channel MuchMusic.
When her friend said he was going to interview Against Me!, being a fan of the band, requested to do it instead. During the interview, the band mentioned that they were making a new album to which Quin jokingly said something along the lines of "you should have me sing on the record." Grace liked Quin's voice. Grace had an idea for a duet with Quin and she wrote "Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart" with her voice in mind. In its January 2008 issue, Spin Magazine named New Wave the best album of 2007. On June 17, 2008 a deluxe edition of New Wave was released in France on Fargo Records with 5 bonus tracks. All tracks written by Laura Jane Grace. A digital release titled New Wave B-Sides compiled several of the available B-sides in one EP, it was made available on Amazon's MP3 download service on July 29, 2008. The digital release is missing the following released b-sides "White People for Peace", available on the "White People for Peace" 12" single and iTunes digital download "Animal", available on the "Thrash Unreal" iTunes EP "New Wave", available on the UK "Thrash Unreal" CD single "Stop!", available on UK versions of the "Stop!"
Single Laura Jane Grace – vocals, guitar, "Panther" cover James Bowman – guitar, backup vocals Andrew Seward – bass, vocals Warren Oakes – drums, vocals Tegan Quin – additional vocals on "Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart" Butch Vig – producer, mixer on "White People for Peace" Rich Costey – mixer Paul Schiek – photos The Small Stakes – layout
Animal (Motor Ace album)
Animal is the third and final album by Australian post-grunge band Motor Ace, released in 2005. A more reflective CD, it had less emphasis on upbeat rock and was heralded by critics as Motor Ace's most mature work yet. Animal didn't quite reach the commercial heights of its predecessors, dropping out of the ARIA Top 40 after only three weeks; the album received little, if any, support from radio - including Triple J, which had given the band heavy airplay. The commercial failure of the album prompted Motor Ace to disband by the end of 2005. "Want You" – 3:59 "The Time, the Place" – 4:24 "A Little Closer" – 5:24 "Not So Blue" – 3:31 "Ordinary Day" – 4:49 "Tomorrow's Gone" – 4:07 "The Winning Streak" – 5:02 "You'll Fall" – 5:07 "In Space" – 4:36 "No Place to Go" – 5:58 Patrick Robertson - guitar, lead vocal, programming Damian Costin - drums, percussion Matt Balfe - bass, background vocals Dave Ong - guitar, background vocals Animal at AllMusic