It's funny how you put all of redones mediocre productions.. What about his huge hits with gaga? A la BR and pokerface? Or songs like starships, on the floor.
"Starships" sounds like Dr. Luke production, funnily enough, and RedOne productions are massively mediocre. Luke is the more diverse producer, completely superior, but with new acts like these I doubt he'd invest time to give them anything substantial.
I prefer Luke as a producer, but RedOne was ultimately a beter choice for this chick. Better suited to her voice. The dark-pop sound kind of reminds me of the gothic, monsterish stuff he did with Gaga. Luke's sound is too bubblegum for the type of artist she is.
It's true RedOne probably isn't as versatile. I am so ****ing here for Mannequin Factory but I get Judas AND Scheisse teas from it (the few songs produced by Red on BTW). The song should be her breakthrough hit though, it sounds so good