One of the Boys

~ Release group by Katy Perry

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
One of the Boys CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509995 04249 2 4 5099950424924
One of the Boys Digital Media 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
One of the Boys CD 13 EMI Music Australia (not for release label use!)
One of the Boys (bonus track version) Digital Media 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
One of the Boys CD 13 EMI Music New Zealand
One of the Boys CD 14 EMI Music Japan Inc. (2007-06-30 to 2013-04-01 - record company, do NOT USE as release label - check the back cover or CD surface for the imprint) TOCP-66817 4988006866188
One of the Boys Enhanced CD 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509992 29139 2 0 5099922913920
One of the Boys (deluxe version) Digital Media 15
One of the Boys CD 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509992 29139 2 0 5099922913920
One of the Boys CD 13 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 50999 242792 2 2, CDV3051 5099924279222
One of the Boys Digital Media 13 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
One of the Boys slotMusic 13 00091055
One of the Boys CD 12 Parlophone 7243 5 40504 2 8 724354050428
One of the Boys (Platinum Australian Tour Edition) 2×CD 12 + 8
One of the Boys 2×12" Vinyl 12 + 8 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 5099950424917
One of the Boys (Australia tour edition) Digital Media 20 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.)
One of the Boys CD 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 50999 968442 05
Promotion
Katy Perry CD 10

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Hot N Cold
I Kissed a Girl
Thinking of You
Ur So Gay
Waking Up in Vegas
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000787236 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/90990 [info]
Wikidata: Q381122 [info]
Wikipedia: en: One of the Boys (Katy Perry album) [info]
other databases: http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/katy_perry/one_of_the_boys/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/dv25 [info]

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So Katy Perry kissed a girl – we all know that, but what else has this feisty Californian singer – who cites Queen as her biggest influence – got to offer? Well, quite a lot as it turns out. It's certainly believable that she's singing about her own experiences with lyrics about reading teen magazines, shaving her legs and boys, and she manages to convey her emotions with a pretty varied and impressive vocal range. She's got a sound that's kind of Cerys Matthews crossed with Avril Lavigne, but there's a modern, reborn-Britney-esque tinge, which keeps One Of The Boys sounding fresh and funky.

There's a coherence to this record, but the songs have a diversity (aside from the general theme of love – for both boys and girls) which keeps things interesting. Thinking Of You is a four-minute plus ballad which laments the end of a relationship and it seems that Katy's true voice shines through here. On some tracks, it feels like she's doing songs 'in the style of', but on this song you can hear an edge and a rawness that makes you feel like you're finally listening to the real Katy. Mannequin and Lost have a similar vibe, and you can believe her constant assertions that she's a strong person and refuses to let herself be walked over. The opening lyric of Ur So Gay – ''I hope you hang yourself with your H&M; scarf'' is slightly violent perhaps, but you get the feeling that Ms Perry has been wronged a few times and isn't going to let it go.

In general, this record is surprising – and in a good way. I'm Still Breathing is a refreshing break from the manic pop rock and shows off her versatility – she has a wide variety of sounds and it'll be interesting to see where she goes with the follow-up. I Kissed A Girl is definitely the catchiest song on the album, and it's not certain that second single, Hot N Cold will garner the same interest. The early 90s club vibe doesn't necessarily make it the most single-worthy song. A better choice would have been Self Inflicted, but Katy obviously knows best, and, as she says in final track Fingerprints, she's, ''not going down without a fight''. We'll see.