Moby Says Britney Spears, Ke$ha Songs Aren't Music

May 31, 2011, 16:07 by Sarah Long

Singer-songwriter Moby doesn't classify the tunes by Britney Spears and Ke$ha as real music, Spinner reports.

"It's fun, but I don't think of it as music," Moby said, as reported by DigitalSpy. "It's manufactured. I appreciate it as a pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn't function as music for me."

The 45-year-old went on to describe what he considers to be true music.

"Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way," Moby said. "And when I listen to the pop music you're describing, it's hyper-produced corporate product. That isn't really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer."

The musician, who collaborated with Spears on her 2003 album "In The Zone," recently described her as "a broken-down shell of a human being," adding that the singer's damaged nature is in fact part of her appeal, DigitalSpy reports.

He added that the causes of Spears' hardships are "hardcore substance abuse coupled with... she doesn't know who she is."

Moby rose to fame with the release of his album "Play" in 2000, which sold over 10 million copies.

His latest album, 'Destroyed,' is a melancholy description of his life as a touring musician, composed during bouts of insomnia in hotel rooms around the world, according to Spinner.