Teenage Dream

~ Release group by Katy Perry

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Teenage Dream (explicit) CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509996 47830 2 4 5099964783024
Teenage Dream (clean) CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 47815 5099964781525
Teenage Dream CD 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) CAP846012 5099968460129
Teenage Dream (iTunes deluxe edition) 2×Digital Media 16 + 1
Teenage Dream (Amazon.com edition) 2×Digital Media 16 + 1
Teenage Dream CD 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509996 47830 2 4 5099964783024
Teenage Dream 2×CD 12 + 5 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509999 07410 2 9 5099990741029
Teenage Dream Digital Media 12 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 5099964782652
Teenage Dream 2×CD 12 + 5 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509999 07410 2 9 5099990741029
Teenage Dream CD 12 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) CDVX3084 5099964783024
Teenage Dream 2×CD 12 + 5 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and its subsidiaries) 509999 07410 2 9 5099990741029
Teenage Dream (white vinyl) 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 6 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509996 84601 1 2 5099968460112
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (explicit) Digital Media 19 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 5099932740752
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection CD 19 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509997 29634 2 5 5099972963425
Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection CD 19 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 509997 29634 2 5099972963425
Teenage Dream CD 14 Capitol Records (imprint of Capitol Records, Inc.) 5099968460129
(unknown)
Teenage Dream (Instrumentals) (unknown) 12

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: California Gurls by Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
E.T. by Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
Firework
Teenage Dream
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0002011446 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/271611 [info]
Wikidata: Q186188 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Teenage Dream (Katy Perry album) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/katy_perry/teenage_dream/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/zmcg [info]

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Love or hate Katy Perry, she knows how to play the game. Coquettish expressions, polarising wardrobe choices and salacious quotes about her high-profile relationship certainly haven't harmed her status. But vitally, there's a cut-off point, leaving the music to do the rest. Exhibit A: Perry's second major-label album Teenage Dream, which employs her knack of turning heads before following through with the substance.

So where the tawdry, attention-seeking I Kissed a Girl was fully absolved by the instantaneous pop majesty of Hot n Cold, there are similarly ample examples of distinction on Teenage Dream to apologise for the cataclysmic airplay beast that is California Gurls.

Firework displays a breezy maturity and serious set of pipes, a true demonstration of Perry's musicianship without contradicting the kittenish mischief of the bigger picture. The title-track, meanwhile, further attests Perry is at her best when naturally playful. But, disappointingly, Teenage Dream morphs into grotesque parody far too regularly.

Perry's in no hurry to grow up, as this album's title implies, but habitually its theme is akin to a group of Year 7 boys giggling at their biology textbooks. Peacock carries so much awkward, shoehorned innuendo it's difficult not to visualise Joan Sims being chased round a campsite by Kenneth Williams. Even Ke$ha would struggle to pull this off.

But on the evidence of Circle the Drain's menacing undertones or the rave-influenced quasi-ballad E.T., there's a resolute aptitude for sober, dark deliberations which introduce a very different Katy Perry to the one with the unsolicited residency in many a showbiz column.

If Teenage Dreams endeavoured to surprise, it's a partial triumph. There's intelligence, individuality and character in abundance. But all too often it's caked in dollar-store body glitter and choked by feather boas. A penchant for the carnivalesque is no shameful pleasure for a 25-year-old woman, but the generous glimmers of sharp, imaginative brilliance that pepper Teenage Dream suggest it's standing in the way of something far greater.

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