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The 2011 Pop Music Sux Award

By Mark Abraham | 13 December 2011

I kind of like those Katy Perry singles, to be honest, despite my suspicion that you could sing the choruses to “Fireworks,” “Teenage Dream,” and “California Gurls” at the same time and it would sound completely musical, but: she’s still releasing hit singles off that goddamn album after two years? How the fuck is Katy Perry able to remain artistically and commercially relevant for this long off the basis of one album when most of the much better commercial artists on paper could barely manage one half-decent single this year?