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  • Summary: The Grammy Award-nominated singer's sophomore release is full of pop-rock gems and features guest appearances from Snoop Dogg and Rivers Cuomo.

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E.T.
You're so hypnotizing Could you be the devil? Could you be an angel? Your touch magnetizing Feels like I am floating Leaves my body glowing They... See the rest of the song lyrics
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. 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.
  3. Teenage Dream is the kind of pool-party-pop gem that Gwen Stefani used to crank out on the regular, full of SoCal ambience and disco beats.
  4. Unfortunately, the fun peaks around the time that Snoop Dogg officially hands over his thug-life card during the previously released "California Gurls," a slice of sunny disco-pop perfection that suggested Teenage Dream just might trump 2008's spotty but enjoyable One Of The Boys. Instead, Perry returned with lots of ho-hum ballads and lackluster radio fodder as limp as the discarded lover in the dis track "Circle The Drain."
  5. There's none of the ABBA or Cardigans influence she claimed, nor any of the fun she seems to have in real life. For now she just sounds like another of pop's Stepford Wives.
  6. Teenage dreamer turns in nightmare of a second record.
  7. With music as rigidly formulaic as this, no wonder the teens in her songs want to party until they blank out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 168
  1. Jun 8, 2017
    10
    Un gran álbum con buenas letras, sonidos nuevos y hits grandes. Lo mejor que le pudo haber pasado al pop. Sin duda con este álbum Katy será laUn gran álbum con buenas letras, sonidos nuevos y hits grandes. Lo mejor que le pudo haber pasado al pop. Sin duda con este álbum Katy será la futura reina del pop. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2017
    10
    Teenage dream é o melhor album para mim,suas musicas sao cativantes e inesqueciveis, com certeza é um album que ficara para historia, amoTeenage dream é o melhor album para mim,suas musicas sao cativantes e inesqueciveis, com certeza é um album que ficara para historia, amo demais e defenderei sempre. Expand
  3. 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 Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2013
    8
    Although Katy's talent is nowhere to be found, tracks "Teenage Dream," "E.T" and"California Gurls" were fantastic and sounded very good. KatyAlthough Katy's talent is nowhere to be found, tracks "Teenage Dream," "E.T" and"California Gurls" were fantastic and sounded very good. Katy and her co-writers did a good job writing the lyrics. Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2012
    7
    Teenage Dream is a good pop album. Not great, not very good, just -good-. These are the types of songs that any pop singer could sing and itTeenage Dream is a good pop album. Not great, not very good, just -good-. These are the types of songs that any pop singer could sing and it would sound the same; Katy herself doesn't bring much personality to the album. They just sound like 12 songs randomly picked out of Dr. Luke's vault. Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2017
    6
    The contrast between the good written ballas like Pearl, Who Am I Living For and Hummingbird Heartbeat and the dull songs like CaliforniaThe contrast between the good written ballas like Pearl, Who Am I Living For and Hummingbird Heartbeat and the dull songs like California Girls and Peacock are the chemistry that make this album so love it or hate it. But for an immature audience, this album fits very well. Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2017
    0
    Aun no entiendo como sus fans retrasados llaman a esto "biblia del pop" cuando no tuvo nada innovador. Es el típico pop cliché, ritmosAun no entiendo como sus fans retrasados llaman a esto "biblia del pop" cuando no tuvo nada innovador. Es el típico pop cliché, ritmos genéricos y letras simples y sin sentidos. Expand

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