Katy Perry: Prism Album Review

Katy Perry: Prism Album Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Oct 21, 2013
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Katy Perry is undeniably one of the reigning Queens of Pop, and her latest album Prism has officially dropped. Find out more in the Kidzworld Review of Prism.

Katy Perry's newest album is called PrismKaty Perry's newest album is called PrismCourtesy of Capitol Records


Katy Perry is no stranger to pop stardom and breaking records, with her first single off of Prism, "Roar" is her 8th number one single, and perhaps one of the best songs on the album. Collaborating with a host of incredible music-makers, Prism is if full of empowering ballads with a recurring theme of "whatever doesn't hurt me makes me stronger." Moving from disco to pop rock and rap, each song is nicely-crafted pop tunes and we definitely see the different colors of Katy (like a prism, right?). In many ways this album plays it safe, so not every song is a memorable Katy classic, but the entire album is enjoyable and showcases her vocal talent impressively. 

Prism shows off the many different colors of Katy!Prism shows off the many different colors of Katy!Courtesy of Capitol Records

Although a lot of the album focuses on being a stronger person all on your own, Prism also has some great reflections on love lost, love found and insecurity, one stand-out track being "Ghost," all about the feeling of emptiness which comes with missing someone in your life (and which we can only assume is looking back on her recent divorce) and "Love Me", all about seeing yourself anew in someone's eyes and embracing an optimistic new future. She also includes a couple of nice party jams to break up the ballads, like the layered "This Is How We Do," and remarkably one of the best tracks on the album is strange "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J. Katy's incredible voice really shows what it can do with this tricky trap music beat, and shows us all a cooler side of Katy. 

PrismPrism Courtesy of Capitol Records

Pssst!: Did you know for the first 300, 000 people to purchase the physical copy of Prism in the U.S. will get a limited edition packaging that includes seeds you can plant? Katy wants fans to "spread the light" with Prism!

Track List

  1. Roar
  2. Legendary Lovers
  3. Birthday
  4. Walking on Air
  5. Unconditionally
  6. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J)
  7. This is How We Do
  8. International Smile
  9. Ghost
  10. Love Me
  11. This Moment
  12. Double Rainbow
  13. By the Grace of God
  14. Spiritual
  15. It Takes Two
  16. Choose Your Battles

Prism Album Rating: 3


Check out the vid for "Roar," the first single off Prism, below.



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