• Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jun 17, 2008
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 324 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 324

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  1. SteveO
    Jul 10, 2008
    0
    Just proof that this world is spiralling uncontrollably down the drain.
  2. RicardoC
    Jul 25, 2009
    2
    Everything is wrong here. The concept, the music. Catchy enough to listen to it once or twice. And yes, she's got some style, but ultimately, she's an empty marketing product.
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    3
    Rather than being hot and cold, Katy Perry's One of the Boys is just cold.
  4. CharlieM.
    Sep 3, 2008
    0
    This album sux. Her vocals are bad and just shows people don't have talent anymore. Aimee, plz ok Seriously, people like you no offense just want some catchy song that just fulfills the moment, when there are so many better artists that never see the light of day. Such a disgrace.
  5. Aug 26, 2014
    0
    Desafinar, se escorar no Dr. Luke, pagar jabá, plagiar, comprar composições da Bonnie McKee e ser falsa, são os grandes talentos da pseudo cantora Katy Perry. Ainda foi pouco. Ur So Gay é a única faixa que presta e é totalmente esquecível, depois de ouvir 10 vezes você cansa. Este segundo álbum dela não trás nada de novo e de relevante para o mundo da música. Katy Hudson fracasso de todasDesafinar, se escorar no Dr. Luke, pagar jabá, plagiar, comprar composições da Bonnie McKee e ser falsa, são os grandes talentos da pseudo cantora Katy Perry. Ainda foi pouco. Ur So Gay é a única faixa que presta e é totalmente esquecível, depois de ouvir 10 vezes você cansa. Este segundo álbum dela não trás nada de novo e de relevante para o mundo da música. Katy Hudson fracasso de todas as formas e One Of The Boys seguiu o mesmo caminho. Do que adianta ter muitos #1's se a própria não consegue cantar nenhum? Expand
  6. SpencerC
    Oct 15, 2008
    2
    I Kissed a Girl and Hot 'n' Cold are both amazing songs, but the rest of the album is torture. To pour salt in the wound, a few of the other songs have potential but are performed horribly.
  7. DaveJ
    Sep 15, 2008
    0
    there is no originality to this album whatsoever. it's part The Used, part Regina Spektor, part Kelly Clarkson to name just a few. completely superficial, basic songwriting for those who like easy listening, even though most of the melodies are awkward. in my opinion it completely patronises the listener.
  8. ShauniL.
    Jul 19, 2008
    1
    Screeching, Insincere. More gloss than substance. Incredibly disappointing artist. As for potential listeners, you're better off listening to early Liz Phair.
  9. ColeT
    Jan 5, 2009
    0
    Terrible, media-based album. Crap.
  10. JamesH.
    Jun 15, 2009
    2
    The primary problem with Katy Perry is that her voice is very thin and lacks anything vaguely called "range". Beyond that, the songs are calculated pop-trash pieces that come off as derivative and boring, leading to a truly awful experience from the first song onwards.
  11. WesM.
    Jun 21, 2008
    1
    Pedestrian effort; even the three tracks actually possessing tunes and lyrics distinguishable from the 13 tracks offered are indistinguishable from the wealth of LCD pop currently out. Don't get drawn in by the promise of her LGBT-themed hit and titular track; this is a concerted, transparent effort to bait and switch unsuspecting consumers.
  12. Devin
    Sep 15, 2008
    0
    Brainless and talentless. Homogenized, cloying tunes set to some of the most obnoxious lyrics ever committed to record. People giving this album a ten "can't understand the negative reviews?" What I can't understand is how anyone, even a preteen, could possibly consider candy-coated trash like this art.
  13. Nov 11, 2013
    3
    LGBT-offenders I Kissed a Girl and Ur So Gay might have promised an album that may at least be musically catchy, ONE OF THE BOYS Strives so hard to be good controversial pop, but it winds down to a forgettable set of songs.
Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. The problem is not with Katy's gender-bending, it's that her heart isn't in it; she's just using it to get her places, so she sinks to crass, craven depths that turn One of the Boys into a grotesque emblem of all the wretched excesses of this decade.
  2. Yes, Perry has a heart, but it sounds like her bustier's too tight for her to use it.
  3. 'Mannequin' features some cleverly written lyrics, but Perry doesn't possess the grit or vocal prowess to follow through, and the title track is like No Doubt's 'Just a Girl' sans personality and conviction.