"TEENAGE DREAM is the kind of pool-party-pop gem that Gwen Stefani used to crank out on the regular, full of SoCal ambience and disco beats."
Spin3 stars out of 5
-- "Perry delivers the gurl-gone-wild stuff with requisite sass..."
Entertainment Weekly - p.124
"She seems to connect best in '80s leotard-lady mode, as showcased on the deliciously glitchy throwback 'E.T.'..." -- Grade: B-
Entertainment Weekly - p.80
"Perry is clearly serious about the business of hit songcraft." -- Grade: B-
Billboard (p.28) - "[T]his new depth shouldn't surprise....Perry is primarily a smart and personal pop songwriter."
Recording information: Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Playback Recording Studio, Santa Barbara, CA; Roc The Mic Studios, New York, NY; Rocket Carousel Studio, Los Angeles, CA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas, NV; The Boom Boom Room, Burbank, CA; Triangle Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Will Cotton.
Preceded by her second number one single on Billboard magazine's Hot 100, "California Gurls," Katy Perry's Teenage Dream is filled with dance-pop that made One of the Boys her breakthrough album, but this time there's a decidedly summer spin. Hitmakers like Greg Smith, Dr. Luke, Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, and even Weezer's Rivers Cuomo lend a hand for what Perry predicts "will be one of those records that is everybody's favorite guilty pleasure."