Monday, January 05, 2009

Let's talk about Kelly Clarkson

More than a few people are discussing Kelly Clarkson's new image. Remember the Kelly Clarkson who won the original (and best) American Idol? Well, first off, Ms. Clarkson doesn't look much like this photo. It takes a special Photoshop artist to retouch a photo to this extent but I want to read beyond the photo. Think about the music.

Based on the photo, Clarkson's new music would sound like something akin to that atrocious Nelly Furtado album from a couple years ago which was just another throw-away piece of booty-shaking shit.

I'm hoping that Clarkson's photo doesn't match up to the music. Maybe there's one ultra-glossy, ultra-annoying bubble gum pop song that will get a ton of radio exposure and get what is hopefully another poppy rock album widely played. I'm thinking something like the hook-laden Since You've Been Gone which was the pop rock song from 2004 that truly put her on the map. She became more than a karoake star. She became a true rockstar.

I only hope that she can straddle the fence because I actually like the real Kelly Clarkson. There's things I'd do to her that would make a stripper blush. But judging this book by its cover, this Kelly Clarkson will be writhing around on stage and looking painfully awkward doing it. Not that there's anything wrong with a good looking lady rolling around, scantily clothed, while singing sexually suggestive lyrics but this isn't who Kelly Clarkson is.

Judge away, what do you think this CD will sound like?

While MinnPics is full of great photos from across Minnesota, it's strangely devoid of a sexually suggestive Kelly Clarkson ready to fellate a lollipop.

10 comments:

i am playing outside said...

whore!

that so doesnt look like her at all. wtf.

Balou said...

Looks like some record producers are getting creative. I liked her rocker girl next door image much better.

Anonymous said...

She can't win either way can she? Last time around, all the critics were saying Kelly should have went more commercial, and she would've sold more. Now, when she does, people say she's caving in to conform to the masses. I LOVE her voice, and music, she's always changing it up. I like that, so, I think she'll do fine here...don't judge a book by it's cover, I bet she surprises us. But, I guarantee, you won't see her all dolled up writhing around on the stage, that'll never be her style.

Rich

Memarie Lane said...

I loved her when she was on AI, but not much since. I wish she'd get back to the Aretha Franklin stuff that won her the show.

hautepocket said...

Welcome to Hollywood.

Kickstand said...

I went to the same high school as the girl. I'm just saying if she was willing to go down on me, then I'm sure she'd whore herself for some money to the record company. Just saying...

Renaissance Woman said...

I'm a big fan and would so do things that would make a stripper blush...so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the picture doesn't match the sound.

Jacki said...

I like her earlier stuff, too. She is actually quite talented. However, that cover looks like they are trying to morph her into Carrie Underwood.

Beth said...

um....she looks so PLASTIC!!!! I like the ORIGINAL Kelly Clarkson.

James said...

Huh...funny I never heard of "Since You've Been Gone." Now I'm wondering where I was in 04.

Oh yeah, listening to Slayer.