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.