Do you ever feel like a plastic bag? Katy Perry does. And she’d like to share those feelings with you on her latest release Teenage Dream. If you can look (er, listen) beyond the idiotic lyrics, this actually isn’t a terrible pop album! It’s just kind of terrible.
Perhaps that’s a bit harsh. At the end of the day, Teenage Dream suffers from Katy Perry’s lack of identity. Is she the raunchy Ke$ha clone we hear on “Peacock” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”? Or is she the hopeless romantic we hear on “Not Like The Movies” and the album’s title track? Maybe she’s the angst-ridden, Alanis Morissette wanna-be that appears on “Circle The Drain”?
Of course, it’s not entirely impossible that one individual could house all these identities. Yet it’s also quite likely that Katy’s a willing pawn of the music industry, singing whatever songs they throw in her lap. Either way, you can at least rest assured that it’s better than “I Kissed A Girl”…
To listen to select tracks from this album, follow the JUMP: