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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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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: 42 out of 393
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    10
    this is AMAZING! California gurls, Teenage Dream, Last friday night, peacock, fireworks = potential hits.
  2. Sep 4, 2020
    10
    This album is simply perfect. I love all the songs and i think Katy really shows us another mide por her de never seen
  3. Apr 25, 2020
    10
    this album is great. it has great spectrum from great teen pop-singles to emotional ballad-singles.
  4. May 20, 2020
    10
    The best album of Katy Perry's career has a name and surname "Teenage Dream". Firework is undoubtedly the music that most caught my attentionThe best album of Katy Perry's career has a name and surname "Teenage Dream". Firework is undoubtedly the music that most caught my attention for encouraging people to live each moment intensely, regardless of what they think and fighting for a world in which everyone lives in peace and harmony! Expand
  5. Dec 4, 2011
    9
    The rock references are not unusual in her previous albums or other pop albums. But it makes us dream of his lyrics and melodies, and alsoThe rock references are not unusual in her previous albums or other pop albums. But it makes us dream of his lyrics and melodies, and also brings comedy and sex appeal with **** (which should be single). The album featured six singles in the Billboard top 200, was epic, but for the professional critics found wanting. Expand
  6. 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
  7. Jul 20, 2019
    0
    Me eh eh eh ehhhh, oh oh oh ohhhhhh!
    I promisse that nobody's gonna love you like me.

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