Katy Perry <i>Prism</i>, or, the 15 Songs You're Gonna Hear on the Radio Whether You Like It or Not
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Katy Perry's going to have another No. 1 hit this year, that much is true. She might not bat five home runs like Teenage Dream, but from the first listen, Prism presents an iconic line up. She takes the sexiness from her previous works and mixes in maturity that will appeal to a wide audience.
That said, Prism as a whole is not as strong of a complete record. As the album progresses, the variety blurs together, and Katy's emotional resonance becomes less apparent. It falls victim to all the better songs fronting the album, with the more wispy songs ending it.
"Roar": Even after the umpteenth listen, this track remains anthemic and empowering. The lyrics might be derivative ("I got the eye of the tiger"), but the combined feline/champion motifs compliment her vocals, which you can dig into.
"Legendary Lovers": The album's off to an awesome start. "Lovers" deviates from the norm with its mystical concepts and banging drums. Prepare for the chorus to ge...
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