Teenage Dream

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Aug 24, 2010
Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. For all the pomp and watermelon costumes, Perry is primarily a smart and personal pop songwriter. And Teenage Dream shows-in carefully selected spots-that she's ready to grow up.
  2. To judge Perry as inauthentic or unoriginal would be wrong; as with any great ad campaign, uncanny familiarity is her greatest achievement.
  3. Beneath the fruity outfits and fart jokes, Perry is clearly serious about the business of hit songcraft; that doesn't make Dream nearly cohesive as an album, but it does provide, intermittently, exactly the kind of high-fructose rush she's aiming for.
  4. Teenage Dream is front-loaded with synthetic whump-pop that fuses Perry's singular vocal nag to irresistible songsmithery.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 618 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 134
  2. Negative: 22 out of 134
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    this is AMAZING! California gurls, Teenage Dream, Last friday night, peacock, fireworks = potential hits. This album is bigger than anythingthis is AMAZING! California gurls, Teenage Dream, Last friday night, peacock, fireworks = potential hits. This album is bigger than anything Lady GaGa, Ke$ha,..... did Full Review »
  2. Aug 26, 2010
    1
    Apparently on a mission to exemplify how deep the inanity pool goes, Katy Perry provides us with a collection of dumb that can't even be savedApparently on a mission to exemplify how deep the inanity pool goes, Katy Perry provides us with a collection of dumb that can't even be saved by calling it comedy. Reaching out to the "OMG-she-made-a-penis-reference" preteen crowd, Katy wants to see your "Peacock-cock-cock-cock" ... which is about all you need to know about this album. If you're into boorish puerility on steroids, go buy "Teenage Dream" and enjoy the tingling sensation of your IQ plummeting. Full Review »
  3. Aug 24, 2010
    10
    WOW i am shocked, this album is amazing, i have never seen an album with such wide range of music and beat, this album is way bigger then anyWOW i am shocked, this album is amazing, i have never seen an album with such wide range of music and beat, this album is way bigger then any other i ve heard from this year, literally every song on the album is hotttt, this is a definite triple diamond album at works here, Katy Perry is the leading lady on top as of now. Full Review »