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Monday, September 13, 2010

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream



Okay...so full disclosure confession here, this album just dropped on August 24th and probably should have been a part of New Music Tuesday. Alas, the Eels dropped that day as well, and that was my entry for the day. Some of you might say, "who the hell are the Eels?" And then I'd suggest you go back and read every Eels blog entry. But this isn't an Eels post again, this is a Katy Perry post. And let me tell you, she looks pretty good on the cover. And a second full disclosure confession, when 'California Girls' comes on the radio, I might turn it up just a little. Oh, and I might sing a long just a little bit. But don't tell anyone! Hey, it's catchy. It's not the kind of music I want to listen to at work, but in the car - anything if fair game. Interesting tidbit, for as risque as Perry is, her parents were both Christian pastors in Santa Barbara, CA. Her actual name is Katy Hudson, and she released a gospel rock album under that name in 2001. The album wasn't successful - and she changed her surname to Perry because it was too close to the actress. 7 years later, she drops her first pop album with 'Kissed A Girl' on it, and bam. She takes off like Lady Gaga in an airplane dress. She's also now known for her unique style of clothing. She seems to incorporate fruit into her wardrobe, mostly watermelon. I'm going to say that I think if you're a big pop fan, you're going to like this. It's very poppy, very catchy. If you're not a huge pop fan, there isn't much here for you. I mean, as clever as the lyrics 'are you brave enough to let me see your peacock' are, it's just not that great. There are some funky beats on tracks, and the production is almost Dre like on a couple, but it's just not fantastic. I'm not 100% sure what it lacks, but it lacks something. And that's about all I can come up with. It's just not worth repeat listening I guess. Fell free to try it, but don't come back to me with anger.

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

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. California Gurls
2. Not Like The Movies
3. E.T.

FINAL RATING:
2 out of 5 stars

4 comments:

  1. Surprising you don't like her at least a little bit, since you like pop music. But I agree, she's not good.

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  2. at least katy perry is cute and can sing (unless autotune is at work here? not sure). throw that up against ke-dollar sign-ha and it'll win any day.

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  3. She's an alright singer. She's no Celine Dion or something.

    And yes, she's way better than ta-ta-ta-talking 'bout, blah blah blah.

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