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  • Summary: Once upon a time a Christian rock singer, the now-pop singer releases her second album, produced by the likes of Butch Walker, Dr. Luke, Max Martin, Dave Stewart, and Greg Wells.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 18
  2. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. 70
    Perry’s creative-writing-class punch lines don’t always justify her self-congratulatory drag-queen tone. But she hiccups quirkily enough, and myriad big-name producers (from Dr. Luke to Glen Ballard) keep the new-wave synth hooks hopping
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    60
    Gwen Stefani should be nervous. [Oct 2008, p.105]
  3. Careering from tart-tongued vixen to rough-and-tumble tomboy to woeful lonelyheart may reflect her real life, but it makes for a thematically bumpy ride.
  4. The bulk of Boys is sufficiently well put together; the generally witty pop walks that tricky line between edginess and accessibility.
  5. 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.
  6. '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.
  7. While undeniably catchy, the hyper-produced songs have a familiar radio-ready quality that becomes infuriatingly mind-numbing over time, and Perry's vocals sound like a less-soulful Kelly Clarkson at best, a drunken, spurned sorority girl at worst.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 24 out of 204
  1. Oct 13, 2013
    10
    Buen álbum, este estilo enfocándose al Rock era la verdadera esencia de Perry, no se porque cambio tanto en su segundo album, los sonidos queBuen álbum, este estilo enfocándose al Rock era la verdadera esencia de Perry, no se porque cambio tanto en su segundo album, los sonidos que maneja One Of The Boys son realmente buenos. Expand
  2. ChueW
    Jun 27, 2009
    10
    I thought it was great, even though I'm not really into this kinda music. I think some songs aren't that good but its a good album.
  3. StephaneC
    May 23, 2009
    10
    Excellent album... from a talented young lady. The first time I buy something for ages. It goes from rock to pop to ballads with her raw and Excellent album... from a talented young lady. The first time I buy something for ages. It goes from rock to pop to ballads with her raw and strong voice, which is full of energy. Don't miss this fun and entertaining album and artist. Expand
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    An amazing beginning for a pop singer who obviously not a one hit wonder ****
  5. Aug 29, 2020
    8
    Not my favorite album from Katy but indeed a good debut album, very pop rock and the beginning of a big star
  6. Apr 5, 2016
    7
    Como sendo um dos álbuns mais comentados de 2008, “One of the boys” demonstra tudo aquilo que Katy Perry desejou ser desde os primórdios deComo sendo um dos álbuns mais comentados de 2008, “One of the boys” demonstra tudo aquilo que Katy Perry desejou ser desde os primórdios de sua pequena carreira no ramo musical. Uma popstar. Mesmo contendo apenas 12 faixas, o disco em si é recoberto de polêmicas que já se manifestam em seu primeiro single de sucesso, “I kissed a girl”, e elas não param por ai. Em “Ur so gay” por exemplo, Katy não se expressa tão bem quanto deveria, e acaba gerando espaço para possíveis futuras desavenças. Contudo, o álbum em sua maioria é composto por canções mornas, aquelas que não acrescentam muito, mas também não deixam de acrescentar. Como uma das faixas de maior destaque nós temos “Hot’n cold”, uma batida frenética e envolvente, perfeita para se ouvir a qualquer hora, a não ser que você esteja em um enterro. “One of the boys” possui uma pegada pop/rock um tanto quanto genérico, e as vezes as músicas não parecem se distinguir uma das outras, mas é imprescindível afirmar que o disco possui um auge muito significativo. Certamente seria perfeito para se ouvir em uma balada adolescente dos anos 90. (B) Expand
  7. 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 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. Expand

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