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Prism

Katy Perry

Prism

The Californian pop star emerges from the break-up of her marriage to Russell Brand with a 3rd album of disco pop and ballads, enlisting the services of Emeli Sandé and Sia and an array of expensive Scandinavian writers and producers

ADM rating[?]

5.8

Label
Capitol
UK Release date
21/10/2013
US Release date
22/10/2013
  1. 10.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    She’s no longer an ambitious pop star on the make, flitting between her saucy seaside postcard image and blander plans for world chart domination. She’s now a woman driven to tell her own story
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  2. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Prism shows a more mature side to the singer, an ability to really connect with her experiences whilst still producing absolute pop smashes
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  3. 8.3 |   Billboard

    With a string of hit singles under her belt, Perry has aspired to create a multi-faceted full-length and has consummately succeeded
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  4. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    While neither Perry nor Prism push any boundaries for pop music, they certainly raise bars
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  5. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    As empowerment anthems go 'Roar' is, well, a beast
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  6. 6.0 |   All Music

    A tighter, cleaner record than its predecessors -- there are no extremes here, nothing that pushes the boundaries of either good taste or tackiness
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Nothing on Prism is exactly sonically adventurous ... but the melodies are significantly stronger than those a similar cast of writers came up with for, say, Jessie J's recent album
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  8. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Another collection of three-and-half-minute potential pop hits that even cynics like this one will find hard to resist
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  9. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s a formula for chart success – but you can’t help but wish Perry would experiment a little more
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  10. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Largely the entirely predictable modern dance-pop creation you might expect from production-line hit maestros Max Martin and Dr Luke
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  11. 6.0 |   Time Out

    It might be KP’s most grown-up album, but there are still enough pop hooks here for her to hang her entire wardrobe on
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  12. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Perry has always done a great job of letting us know she's in on the joke of pop stardom. Sadly, she doesn't always bring that same sense of humor and self-awareness to the joke of pop-star introspection
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Musically, Prism remains the work of alpha male hit-makers Dr Luke and Max Martin, whose credits are literally too numerous to list. Lyrically, though, it's replete with the California new age lingua franca of self-help, mantras, third eyes, astrology and yogic navel-examining, all wrapped up in the woman-wronged aura of a girl dumped by text message
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  14. 6.0 |   music OMH

    It’s safe and cold where it should have been daring and involving
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  15. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Neither good nor bad
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  16. 5.0 |   Spin

    This is a pivot, this record, and a shrewd one, but "shrewd" and "boring" are not mutually exclusive
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  17. 4.2 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Prism does have two bright moments of success when everything comes together and we get a glimpse of the better-written album that could have been
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  18. 4.0 |   Q

    Teenage Dream star can't leave her juvenile self behind. Print edition only

  19. 4.0 |   No Ripcord

    Falls short of its predecessors in the innovation and charisma departmen
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  20. 4.0 |   Fact

    Perry is probably not an actual idiot, but all those nods and winks and boobie cream guns aren’t fooling anyone – her rhetoric is awful, facile bilge
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  21. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    For her fans, it’s exciting. For anyone else, it’s a disappointment
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  22. 4.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    One that only devoted followers of Perry’s marital affairs need concern themselves with
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