Katy Perry


Fifth album from the Californian pop star, working with Swedish producer Max Martin, includes contributions from Nicki Minaj and Migos

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    K Pez still has a flair for tunes that quickly seep into the collective consciousness
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    ‘Witness’ isn’t about subtlety, but if you’re going to deliver important messages about female autonomy to a young audience, it’s surely better to shout than whisper
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  3. 7.0 |   Prefix

    Newly woke star's fifth album falls short on 'purpose,' but not on tunes
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  4. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    The bouncy ode to oral sex, 'Bon Appétit', is suitably frisky and rude
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  5. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    She mostly still has energy here but could do with offering a bit more fun
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  6. 6.0 |   The FT

    Balance between escapism and gravity proves harder to pull off on the singer’s fifth album
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    ‘Purposeful pop’ proves tricky to pull off
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  8. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Unfortunately, Witness lacks both the big hooks that propelled Perry's past hits up the charts and the conceptual and sonic focus to give her pop real purpose
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  9. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A brassy voice that once held long notes and sang lines like "I am a champion" is now devoured in effects and reverb, rarely reaching the excited joy of punkier electronic-poppers like Robyn, Charli XCX or even recent singles from Lorde
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  10. 5.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The spark from her Teenage Dream days hasn't quite followed the pop star into womanhood
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  11. 5.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Follows much of the same formula of her prior work, stretching words to rhyme together, big-ass choruses, and melodramatic ballads that compliment her throaty crooning
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  12. 4.8 |   Pitchfork

    The pop superstar finds a more unifying sound but struggles to come up with lyrics that aren't plain cringe-worthy
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  13. 4.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Witness isn't a failure, and its good intentions, both politically and sexually, aren't insufferable as much as they are listless and unsatisfying
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  14. 4.2 |   A.V. Club

    Katy Perry runs away from her strengths on the pop slog Witness
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  15. 4.0 |   State

    Does Perry pull off the great political pop album? In a word: no, but at least she is willing to engage
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  16. 4.0 |   All Music

    Perry's insistence on delving deep into electronic dance doesn't play like a pop visionary charting new directions forward; it seems anxious, as if she can sense her youth -- and perhaps more importantly, her stardom among youth -- slipping away
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  17. 4.0 |   The Independent

    She becomes far more interesting when contemplating her own grain-of-sand place in the universe in “Bigger Than Me”, or pursuing with Hot Chip the ironic intimacy of “Into Me You See”
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  18. 3.0 |   PopMatters

    So who’s going to bear Witness? The listeners, of course, ‘cos this album, unfortunately, proves to be one hell of a burden
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