LP, Reissue, Repress
Capitol Records (2023) EU
2023 marks a momentous year in the iconic career of Katy Perry. One Of The Boys, Katy’s remarkable breakthrough album and the home of groundbreaking anthems “I Kissed A Girl” and “Hot N Cold,” celebrates its 15th anniversary.
Blending elements of Alanis Morissette, Britney Spears, and Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry's 2008 debut, One Of The Boys, bashes metrosexuals ("Ur So Gay"), flaunts lesbian experimentation ("I Kissed a Girl") and celebrates spontaneous road trips ("Waking Up in Vegas"). The album boasts a cadre of top-shelf producers, including Desmond Child, Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, One Of The Boys, but it's Perry's bold, topical songs and in-your-face attitude that help the album pack a punch.