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Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Member Name: Misterlak
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
Advantages: great albums with good songs
Katy Perry is an American singer and she writes her own music. Her debut single "I kissed a Girl ' was a huge hit, especially because of the lyrics of the song and music video. She was launched around the world and received international fame. Despite its challenging single, she grew up very religious. Her real name is Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, but she has changed the name because looks too much like Kate Hudson. Self she indicates that the band Queen and Alanis Morissette has the biggest influences on her music.
Katy Perry's second album, 'Teenage Dream' is an unstoppable force on the charts. While her debut was admittedly a bit patchy, with a few standouts, this album is really refreshing and I did not feel to skip the songs. The album is inspired by euphoric joy of pop bands such as Abba and The Cardigans. Katy Perry herself has written the songs on the album with the help of others of course.
The album begins with the title track, the warm romantic 'Teenage Dream'. Inspired by her ex-husband, Russell Brand, the song is about the joy of finding your partner with the same feelings of your first love in your childhood. The soft guitar and drum beats are a bit standard for the producers of this song Dr. Luke and Max Martin, but the sudden rush of the chorus gives you tend to quickly adjust the volume.
'Last Friday Night (TGIF)' is again a standard Max Martin and Dr. Luke, because the production sounds almost identical to Pink's "Raise Your Glass' song. But the saxophone solo in the middle and Katy's quirky lyrics help the song for sure. It is certainly a good party song with a good beat and some humor, which certainly makes good to listen to it.
The third song needs no introduction. "California Gurls" with Snoop Dogg was a big hit in 2010. Katy Perry wrote it as its own spin on Empire State of Mind, through her own dedication to California. The production by Dr. Luke has the song very mainstream by light autotune vocals and a bit too artificial production.
"Firework" is already became a huge worldwide hit, and it is not hard to see why. It is a club-friendly track with a good beat and a catchy chorus but one that I had heard several times in order to appreciate. I first heard this song with a live performance. It is especially a loud song, but a nice happy upbeat song with occasional quiet moments.
'The One that Got Away "is pretty standard in the field of production, but for me it is one of the hidden gems of the record. It feels more autobiographical and more seriously, a good break from the more up beat songs. It a surprisingly subdued pace and a nice melody which is certainly an addictive effect.
A surprisingly good album from Katy Perry. As mentioned earlier that I expect she would not long sustain and that only her first album would be a success, but really glad she continues with releasing good songs. It's a nice pop dance album and very catchy songs. It is an album that actually there is really no songs that I skip when listening. The songs fit well with each other here and there a few slow songs, but otherwise mainly good up beat songs. Five stars for this album by Katy Perry.
Summary: Teenage Dream