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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: 37 out of 363
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    this is AMAZING! California gurls, Teenage Dream, Last friday night, peacock, fireworks = potential hits.
  2. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    Um ícone pop! Músicas que marcaram uma geração. Um pop doce e açucarado que nos contagia
  3. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    Arte ya que cuenta como en verdad llega a sentirse un adolescente, desde sus emociones del primer amor hasta extrañaría a alguien
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    The best album ever ! Songs are iconic and memorable , Teenage Dream will be forever !
  5. Oct 30, 2010
    9
    Almost every track on this album has the potential to become a chart-topper. I downloaded the deluxe version of iTunes that came with remixes,Almost every track on this album has the potential to become a chart-topper. I downloaded the deluxe version of iTunes that came with remixes, and they are awesome! Love it, keep recording! Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2012
    8
    "Teenage Dream" is a nice mainstream album. It packs songs including "California Gurls", a quirky, yet summery dance tune. "Firework" and"Teenage Dream" is a nice mainstream album. It packs songs including "California Gurls", a quirky, yet summery dance tune. "Firework" and "Hummingbird Heartbeat" is beyond Katy's best songs in the album, with its strong detailed and europhic story-telling lyrics. Then comes to the more lower-than-average songs. "Pearl" is a good and pure minimal disco song, but to me, it isn't as a strong song to the album. Then "E.T." is futuristic and a mean song to listen, and probably Perry's most produced songs, but it doesn't tell much than a fantasy.

    Overall, the album is although better than her debut, but we sure can't wait for what more Katy Perry has planned, and plus, although Katy might have good songs in the future, 'Teenage Dream' is with-out-a-doubt Katy's best album in her career.
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  7. Oct 5, 2018
    0
    Even worse than the first one, maybe she just should stop singing right now.

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