Teenage Dream

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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'm floating, leaves my body glowing They say... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  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: 27 out of 165
  1. 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
  2. Jun 7, 2017
    10
    La biblia del pop. Álbum lleno de hits, lleno de emoción. No por nada hizo historia en la música.
    Destaques: Firework, Teenage Dream, E.T. y
    La biblia del pop. Álbum lleno de hits, lleno de emoción. No por nada hizo historia en la música.
    Destaques: Firework, Teenage Dream, E.T. y California Gurls.
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  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. Dec 16, 2014
    8
    Best album of Katy, is a fully commercial album? Yes. But she managed to make a nice commercial album to listen to, it's so much fun that youBest album of Katy, is a fully commercial album? Yes. But she managed to make a nice commercial album to listen to, it's so much fun that you do not care if it has quality or not, just want to sing and dance along with Katy; a great album to listen to when alone.
    Highlights: Peacock and California Gurls
    Lows: Double Rainbow and Dark Horse
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  5. May 19, 2012
    7
    The songs on this album are unbeliavably catchy. I think I only skip 2 songs on this one (Pearl gives me second-hand embarrassment, and IThe songs on this album are unbeliavably catchy. I think I only skip 2 songs on this one (Pearl gives me second-hand embarrassment, and I don't like Not Like in the Movies). But, I think I'm really more in awe of the songwriters on this album - Katy not so much. I wish someone else would sing these songs. Katy does have personality and seems nice, so I do wish her success, but her voice just isn't strong enough for some of the songs on this record (Firework is one example). Expand
  6. Dec 11, 2010
    6
    this album was okay. Katy Perry could be better. her songs are too girlie. I think katy perry sings really good. This album was good but notthis album was okay. Katy Perry could be better. her songs are too girlie. I think katy perry sings really good. This album was good but not as good. I like a few songs from this album Expand
  7. Jun 16, 2017
    0
    terrible.terrible. terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible.terrible. Expand

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