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Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012) You've heard the original 2010 album — a girlie-pop juggernaut that's as sweet and silly as the whipped cream shooting out of Perry's bra. Six… 2012-03-27 Katy Perry Capitol
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Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection (2012)

NOT-SO-TASTY TREAT Though the reissue of Perry's 2010 album offers some delectable musical snacks, the featured bonus material runs stale
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NOT-SO-TASTY TREAT Though the reissue of Perry's 2010 album offers some delectable musical snacks, the featured bonus material runs stale

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Details Release Date: Mar 27, 2012; Lead Performance: Katy Perry; Production: Capitol

You've heard the original 2010 album — a girlie-pop juggernaut that's as sweet and silly as the whipped cream shooting out of Perry's bra. Six of its singles were smashes, and this expanded reissue ensures that middle-school girls won't be stopping their minivan sing-alongs anytime soon. Still, much of the ''bonus material'' on Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection is already available, and the previously unreleased weepies ''Wide Awake'' and ''Part of Me'' are kind of a bummer. Only the new electro-kink romp ''Dressin' Up'' feels fun, with Perry inviting some ''dirty doggie'' to "pet my kitty." Uh-oh, Russell Brand. Sit! Stay. B-

Best Bonus Tracks:
Saucy Dressin' Up
An acoustic The One That Got Away
Originally posted Mar 21, 2012 Published in issue #1200 Mar 30, 2012 Order article reprints
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