2rd Album One of the Boys is Studio album by Katy Perry, Released 17-Jun-08, Recorded 3 September 2007–28 March 2008, Genre Pop rock, Length 44:01:00, Label Capitol, Producer Greg Wells, Dr. Luke, Glen Ballard, Dave Stewart, Katy Perry, Butch Walker, S*A*M and Sluggo
Katy Perry chronology
One of the Boys-2008
Singles from One of the Boys
"I Kissed a Girl" Released: June 16, 2008
"Hot n Cold" Released: September 30, 2008
"Thinking of You" Released: January 12, 2009
"Waking Up in Vegas" Released: April 21, 2009
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|The A.V. Club||(D-)|
|The Boston Globe||(mixed)|
|The Guardian||2/5 stars|
|The New York Times||(mixed)|
|Rolling Stone||3/5 stars|
|Slant Magazine||2/5 stars|
One of the Boys received mixed reviews from critics. On Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, One of the Boys has received an score of 47, citing "mixed or average reviews".
Despite some unfavorable reviews, One of the Boys did receive some positive reviews, such as from Billboard magazine who claimed, "not since Jagged Little Pill has a debut album been so packed with potential hits." Blender described One of the Boys as "Katy Perry’s creative-writing-class punch lines don’t always justify her self-congratulatory drag-queen tone. But she hiccups quirkily enough, and myriad big-name producers (from Dr. Luke to Glen Ballard) keep the new-wave synth hooks hopping."
More often, critical reception ranged to generally negative reviews, plus some mixed. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave One of the Boys two out of five stars noting that One of the Boys "sinks to crass, craven depths that turn One of the Boys into a grotesque emblem of all the wretched excesses of this decade." On One of the Boys, Uncut wrote "Gwen Stefani should be nervous" while Slant Magazine wrote that "Katy Perry doesn't possess the grit or vocal prowess to follow through, and the title track is like No Doubt's 'Just a Girl' sans personality and conviction". The NME wrote that "Madonna and Perez Hilton may be fans, then, but if you’ve got even a passing interest in actually enjoying a record, don’t buy this one".