True Music Reviews does not claim to have created Lorde's "Pure Heroine" album cover. Full credits for the album cover go to Mario Hugo, Stuart Hawkes, and Ella Yelich O'Connor.
This is one album that has been recieving a lot of praise, so I was looking forward to looking forward to it. Did it meet my expectations? It most certainly did not. "Pure Heroine" EXCEEDED my high expectations. This review consists of mini-review for each track, and the five best songs on the album. Let's begin.
Track #1: Tennis Court
Wow! What a great way to start the album! "Tennis Court" had a very interesting beat, and this song is pretty catchy.
Track #2: 400 Lux
"400 Lux" is very unique, but it is close to perfection. From the catchy hook, to horn noises, this song is simply fantastic.
Track #3: Royals
"Royals" is a song that never gets old, no matter how overplayed it is. This song won Lorde two Grammies and shows off her talent.
Track #4: Ribs
I read in a lot of places that "Ribs" is there favorite Lorde song. Unfortunately, I didn't crave it as much as other people did. I still liked it, but I did not love it nearly as much as her other songs.
Track #5: Buzzcut Season
"Buzzcut Season" is definitely one of the most underrated songs on "Pure Heroine". Even though it is slower than most of the other songs on the album, it is still very beautiful and catchy.
Track #6: Team
Lorde's second single may not be as good as "Royals", but it still excellent. The beat is heavy, and I am always catching myself singing "Team".
Track #7: Glory and Gore
Dang...this was a very good song. The chorus could be better, but the rest of it was stunning.
Track #8: Still Sane
My thoughts about this are similar to mine about "Ribs"; it was good, but it wasn't great.
Track #9: White Teeth teens
"White Teeth Teens" was certainly not what I expected. However, it is still a very good song, and is very unique. It is even more unique than "Royals" (in my opinion)>
Track #10: A World Alone
This song has a very good meaning, but it my least favorite on this album. In my opinion, Lorde should have closed this album with a more powerful song such as "Glory and Gore".
Here are my Top 5 songs on "Pure Heroine":
#5: White Teeth Teens
"White Teeth Teens" is the most unique song on "Pure Heroine", and is almost too ambitious in many ways. However, it works. That is why it is my fifth favorite song on the album.
Lorde's most popular song will always have a special place in my heart. However, there are songs better than it on "Pure Heroine".
#3: Glory and Gore
"Glory and Gore" is a beautiful song, that would've taken top spot if it weren't for the OK chorus. It is still an excellent song, though!
#2: Buzzcut Season
"Buzzcut Season" is a terrific song, and does not get enough credit. It is a lot better than "Ribs" and even "Royals" for that matter.
#1: 400 Lux
I have no clue why I like this song so much. I just do. The horn sounds are very cool, and the beat is very interesting. This song is most likely going to become a single, and may even become more popular than "Team".
What will be Lorde's next single?
I think that "Tennis Court" will be the next song to reach the radio. It is a lot better than most songs today, and I am looking for it. It also likely that "400 Lux", and "Ribs" will become singles.
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True Music Reviews does not claim to have created Katy Perry's "Prism" album cover. Full credits for the album cover go to Katy Perry, Ryan McGinley, and any other person who really created the album.
Once upon a time, I was bored. Therefore, I decided to create this complete review of Katy Perry's latest album, "Prism (Deluxe)". This review consists of mini-review for each track, and the five best songs on the album. Let's begin.
Track #1: "Roar"
"Roar" is the first song Perry released to the radio. At first, I was not impressed, but the song grew on me after I heard it a few times. "Roar" surely cannot compare to "California Gurls", but it is still a pretty good song.
Track #2: "Legendary Lovers"
"Legendary Lovers" features tribal influence, and is so strange that it is almost racist. However, it is still very catchy, and is an improvement from "Roar".
Track #3: "Birthday"
This song was alright. When Katy Perry said, "Happy Birthday", I was genuinely freaked out. In addition, it is obvious that "Birthday" is sexual. I would definitely not recommend "Birthday" for young children.
Track #4: "Walking On Air"
"Walking On Air" gave me hope that Prism could be a good album. It is the first song that I would willingly compare to songs on "Teenage Dream".
I have already reviewed "Unconditionally". You can read my review here. My opinion of it has not improved that much since I have reviewed that, but I suppose that Katy did alright with it.
#6: "Dark Horse"
Prior to listening to this song, I had my doubts about a collaboration between Katy Perry and rapper Juicy J. However, the song worked perfectly. "Dark Horse" is very catchy, and it is a more fitting lead single than "Roar". That is in my opinion.
#7: "This Is How We Do"
In "This Is How We Do", Katy says
"Bring the beat back!"
However, that is exactly what I DON'T want. Katy, please never rap again. "This Is How We Do" is a train wreck and I pray to god that she doesn't release it to the radio.
#8: International Smile
It is obvious that Katy Perry is trying to make "International Smile" the next "Last Friday Night". I did like this song, but it surely cannot compare to "Last Friday Night". I thought the bridge was really cool though.
Although it was slightly boring, I enjoyed "Ghost" a lot. The song obviously is about Katy and Russel Brand, and the lyrics could be more clever. However, I commend Katy for this song. Nice job!
#10: love Me
I actually really enjoyed "Love Me", and I find it one of the most underrated songs on "Prism". The way I think it can improve is if Katy Perry removed the backup singer's part, because her voice is a lot more beautiful than his.
#11: This Moment
"This Moment" sounded an awful lot like "Unconditionally". It wasn't much better either. I liked the first verse though.
#12: Double Rainbow
This song was just beautiful. Like "Love Me", I don't think "Double Rainbow" gets enough credit.
#13: By The Grace of God
"By The Grace of God" was a great ballad, and the lyrics were deep and meaningful. If you like really sad ballads, "By The Grace of God" is the song for you.
This song was alright. It wasn't very catchy, and got annoying after awhile.
#15: It Takes Two
This song was almost perfect! I loved it! Nice job, Katy!
#16: Choose Your Battles
"Choose Your Battles" was a great finale to "Prism". I liked it a lot, and I thought it was well thought-out.
Ok. I am now going to present to you...the five best songs on "Prism"! Let's start with #5.
#5: Walking on air
In the fifth place spot is "Walking On Air". This song features great vocals, and it is the first really good song on "Prism.
#4: Double Rainbow
"Double Rainbow" is short and sweet. Katy Perry's beautiful voice shines in "Double Rainbow".
#3: Choose Your Battles
"Choose Your Battles" is an excellent finale to "Prism", and it truly shows Katy's potential for the future. Due to this, "Prism" ended on a good note (all pun intended).
#2: Dark Horse
Katy Perry has collaborated with rappers before, including Snoop Dogg in "California Gurls". However, "Dark Horse" is my favorite all-time Katy-rapper collaboration. Why? The beat is heavy, the lyrics are extremely catchy, and the song is just plain awesome. However, there was one song better than "Dark Horse" on "Prism". It is called...
#1: It Takes Two
"It Takes Two" is a beautiful song about true love. I felt like Katy poured a lot of love into it. That is why "It Takes Two" is the best song on "Prism".
Compared to "Teenage Dream", "Prism" is nothing. However, it is still a great album, and it definitely has its ups and downs.