Teenage Dream

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2010 Ratings: #826 / 879
User Score
Based on 759 ratings
2010 Ratings: #251
Liked by 21 people
August 24, 2010 / Release Date
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Capitol / Label
Pop / Genres
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It's the kind of disposable pop that leaves your head almost as soon as it's over. It's an album of singles placed in no significant order and with no particular thread.

Drowned in Sound

The most interesting thing here is the lyrics. Taken out of context, they’re not wholly remarkable and say little more then the typical lyric fodder of aren’t boys great, aren’t boys dumb, I like drinking in clubs, yadda yadda yadda. But when you put them in context with Katy Perry the popstar it becomes obvious that half of the songs were written before she became Mrs Russell Brand, and so more than likely deal with her break-up with that ball bag from the musical abomination Gym Class Heroes, and the other half are all about her new relationship with the guy who decided it would be a good idea to go to work dressed as Osama Bin Laden on the day after the September 11th terror attacks.


Now, instead of making an attempt at an artistic leap forward, Perry has, with her candy-coated follow-up, Teenage Dream, doubled down on the formula that got her here.

Confectionery sugary sweet, candy-colored fantasies unifying whimsical childhood soundtrack and record-breaking pop perfection album titled “Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry — filled with iconic memorable gems and consecutively spawned the greatest smash hits collection that truly labelled her status in the pop culture as a pop superstar and one of the supreme main pop girls in the music industry.

The album has a lot of wide range varieties of subgenre influences: disco, ... read more
You get songs like Teenage Dream and The One that Got Away, which are absolute bops, then you get bullshit like Peacock
Maybe the peak object of the iTunes singles era. Teenage Dream was my adolescent soundtrack. Its ubiquity in the early 2010s is unmatched and a little mindnumbing. You felt like there was a new single from this album every week; it was a year or so where Katy Perry dropped a constant stream of hits. While the record should feel like a greatest hits collection, there is something performative when listening to the album in full. The dots between the tracks don't connect, and you are left ... read more
i really cant bring myself to give this anything lower than a 70 due to just how much i loved these songs when i was younger. pure pop gems and unlimited radio play throughout this whole LP. definitely one of the sugariest and most upbeat pop albums of the 2010s
fav tracks: california gurls, firework, e.t.
Thr-thr-thr-throwback time! I couldn't escape hearing the singles from this; thought it would be fun to rate what is probably my most unintentionally listened album of my school days.
Before listen: Have never heard the non-singles as well, should be exciting.
After listen: I am traumatised by Peacock.
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Track List

  1. Teenage Dream
  2. Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) 
  3. California Gurls (Feat. Snoop Dogg) 
  4. Firework
  5. Peacock
  6. Circle The Drain
  7. The One That Got Away 
  8. E.T.
  9. Who Am I Living For? 
  10. Pearl 
  11. Hummingbird Heartbeat
  12. Not Like The Movies

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