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REVIEW: Katy Perry - Prism

21 October 2013

When Katy Perry said her new album was going in a darker direction, I was intrigued to see what she would bring to the table. This new style was understandable, given she was having a bit of a rough time after breaking up with Russell Brand, but it seems she's managed to cross the bridge, and come out the other side feeling much better. It's no surprise that Perry has gone on to feature both sides of her story for her latest effort, exploring the highs and lows of the past couple of years, both lyrically and sonically.

'Prism' takes her previous two albums and drags them through the 'popular-in-2013' trends, whilst still keeping that signature Katy Perry sound. Yes, there aren't really any big pop moments compared to 'Teenage Dream,' or as uptempo, but it's far more personal as a collection, and it's a pleasant surprise to see Katy push herself as an artist. Cue track-by-track 9 word reviews...

Walking On Air

My favourite by far - breezy and produced to perfection. 9.7/10

Ghost

Simple, yet powerful. Potential masterpiece. Production also top notch. 9.2/10

This Moment

Starts off very 80s, chorus thankfully builds and builds. 9/10

Love Me

Also simple and doesn't really go anywhere, but great! 8.8/10

Dark Horse

It feels just a bit ahead of its time. 8.6/10

Legendary Lovers

Funky bridge, strong chorus, cool breakdown, slightly legendary song. 8.2/10

Unconditionally

Great production, very powerful, yet easy to listen to. 7.7/10

ROAR

An obvious opener, still pretty good but sticks out. 7.5/10

By The Grace Of God

Heartbreakingly powerful, I imagine it'll be relatable to some. 7.1/10

International Smile

A little retro, good but feels a little filler. 6.9/10

This Is How We Do

Natural step-up from last album, falls a little flat. 6.4/10

Double Rainbow

The production's good but it doesn't really suit her. 6/10

Birthday

Sounds flat for one of the more uptempo tracks. 5.7/10

Overall - 7.75/10


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2. Katy Perry - Prism - 7.75/10
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