World domination is obviously what Katy Perry’s after with Teenage Dream, an album full of syrupy sweet pop confections, the best of which is the title track. ‘Teenage Dream’ is a glittery ’80s throwback ode to that first rush of blood to the head that manages to be sentimental without being saccharine. ‘California Gurls’ dominated the airwaves this summer, despite sounding like every other summer single ever released, but to Perry’s and her producers credit, that chorus was undeniable. The other standout is ‘Circle the Drain’ a kiss-off to a lover mired in excess and laziness that sounds like Pat Benatar at the height of her career. It also helps that you envision this as one hell of a Dear John letter to her ex-boyfriend, Travie McCoy, late of Gym Class Heroes, now on his own as a solo artist.
Perry missteps on the latter part of the album, with eye-rollingly juvenile lyrics and repetitious, dreary beats. What ‘Teenage Dream’ got right, the latter half gets laden with shockingly insipid lyrics and plodding backing tracks I’m still not convinced Perry is a powerful singer and on the slower songs, especially ‘Not Like The Movies’ it feels like Perry is stretching the capacity of her limited voice. I do think there’s hope for Perry to become an artist that consistently delivers quality music, but we’ll have to wait until she matures and becomes more comfortable with the idea of the kind of performer she so obviously wants to be.
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