Pop vixen Katy Perry waited till the end of summer to release her "Teenage Dream" (Aug. 24), but she'd been inescapable in the three or four months prior to that. After cavorting with Snoop Dogg in her "California Gurls,"
she scored a second Top 5 single with the album's title track -- a glossy and nostalgic look at young love. Yet don't be fooled. "Teenage Dream" the album is largely about lust.
-- Todd Martens