Album Review: Teenage Dream, The Complete Confection by Katy Perry
Early review of an album that hasn’t been officially released, but then again it’s a re-release so it’s essentially already out, not to mention the 3 new songs have already been leaked.
I have to admit that back when Katy Perry released her first album, One Of The Boys, and her hit single, I Kissed A Girl, I thought she would become a one hit wonder (despite releasing a couple of other singles that did fairly well). However, when I listened to Teenage Dream almost two years ago I was pleasantly surprised at how good of an album it was. It’s a solid pop album that sticks to it’s theme throughout.
Some quick song notes:
- Teenage Dream: the ultimate everything-is-perfect-lovey-dovey song from recent years
- Circle The Drain: a rock-sounding song about someone who has allowed their life to go to waste
- The One That Got Away: self-explanatory title, which ironically, and unfortunately, was the one release that didn’t reach #1 in order to achieve the record-breaking 6 number one singles off of one album feat.
- Pearl: a female with potential for greatness, but being held back by her male lover
- Not Like The Movies: about waiting for that perfect partner, who is out there somewhere
- Hummingbird Heartbeat: innocent song about sex and feeling giddy
- Wide Awake: realizing that what was happening (in a relationship) wasn’t real or good
- Dressin’ Up: mellow naughty song
If I was reviewing Teenage Dream, the original album, I would rate it 4.5/5. However, I feel that this re-release was unnecessary and the new songs don’t really add much to the album as a whole. For that reason the complete collection losses half a star. Album rating: 4/5.
Favorite Song: E.T. (without Kanye West)
“Kiss me, ki-ki-kiss me
Infect me with your love and
Fill me with your poison
Take me, ta-ta-take me
Wanna be a victim
Ready for abduction
Boy, you’re an alien
Your touch so foreign
Least Favorite Song: Peacock
Other Songs I Enjoyed: Teenage Dream, Firework, The One That Got Away, Not Like The Movies, Part Of Me