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Teenage Dream Girl Katy Perry

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Aug. 24 2010, Published 5:31 a.m. ET

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The wait is over. Today Katy Perry releases Teenage Dream, her sophomore album that features mega-hit California Gurls featuring Snoop Dogg and the second single, Teenage Dream. The album is exactly what it’s sold as: sugary sweet pop songs with lyrics about all things high school. It’s certainly fun, but there are too many silly throwaway tracks. It’s easy to forget that Perry, with all her cutesiness, isn’t an adolescent, but rather 25-years-old and engaged to be married. Her wink-wink gimmick is getting rather tiresome. The real low on the album is Peacock on which she sings, “I wanna see your peacock, cock, cock/Don't be a chicken boy/ Stop acting like a bee-yatch." Say what, Katy? And though she attempts a few serious tracks, like Circle the Drain, an ode to an addicted lover, and the ballad The One That Got Away, she ultimately falls short. Sadly, just like Katy’s relationship with Russell Brand, we have a hunch her career won’t go the distance...

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