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When 2010 creeps into 2011, and all these websites, magazines, and television shows are looking back on the year that was, trying to compile the best moments of the past 365 days, today better be high on their list. August 24 marks the day Katy Perry’s album, Teenage Dream hits shelves and website for purchase and for many, it will also be the day they stop listening to everything else they own because Teenage Dream is going to take over a lot of personal playlists.

What Katy Perry and her team has created with Teenage Dream is a seamless album perfectly tying together a bunch of songs that on their own can be hits. From start to finish, Teenage Dream‘s 12 tracks touch on a range of emotions through a pop music prism rarely seen in today’s mashup obsessed music culture.

Rarely do we get to hear songs so unapologetic and hits with such genuine emotion. Songs like the title track and ‘Fireworks’ are not made with any other intention to be huge, huge, massive, Superbowl-Halftime-Show ready hits, and yet, they have an authentic touch to them. Make no mistake, whenever an artist tries to create music with the intention of creating a hit, the quality in their attempt is palpable, but Katy Perry avoids such a hazard on Teenage Dream. Every single song on this album is a hit so don’t be surprised when at least half of the album is in the Billboard Top 100. Unlike most artists trying to create smash after smash with all their budget can afford, Katy Perry has done so with all her heart.

NEXT PAGE: CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR ‘TEENAGE DREAM’ AND A CRAZY PHOTO OF KATY PERRY TAKEN WHEN SHE WASN’T QUITE YET A STAR, BUT KNEW SHE WOULD BE

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