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Katy Perry rose to top-of-the-pops status on the strength of a few standbys — spectacle, hooks, sexual innuendo — plus an eccentric, party-girl public persona that can shine as bright as her piercing blue eyes. The combustible combination hit gold on 2010's Teenage Dream, spawning five number-one hits and dream queen esteem. But then princess of outrage Miley Cyrus challenged her throne, as has art-pop's Lady Gaga. And on last fall's Prism, Perry spends considerable time addressing spiritual and relationship issues, which ends up about as fascinating and relevant as Killing Brain Cells With the Kardashians. Perry does manage to have some fun on Prism, chiefly the fiery power pop of "Roar," the sillily salacious, disco-ish "Birthday," and the sleek Europop of "Walking on Air." Unapologetically calculated, yet remarkably free of cynicism, Perry's best pop conceits and choreographed shtick can worm into your skull, even charming those who just wanna have fun.