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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the pop artist features guest appearances from Skip Marley, Migos, and Nicki Minaj.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. 75
    Chilly melodies meshes well with Perry’s diary of reflection and self-enlightenment. In fact, many of these songs are written in sad-sounding minor keys as opposed to cheery major ones. It’s a smart trick. ... If there were a few more pure pop moments like those songs [[Bon Appétit and Swish Swish], Perry would’ve made something truly worth witnessing.
  3. Jun 12, 2017
    60
    Witness’s filler can misfire, such as the forgettable Mike Will Made It-produced Tsunami. “Purposeful pop”, meanwhile, is a hard trick to pull off.
  4. 50
    Witness has great singles, forgettable singles, forgettable filler, and songs that go clunk.
  5. Jun 12, 2017
    46
    In fairness, Witness isn't a failure, and its good intentions, both politically and sexually, aren't insufferable as much as they are listless and unsatisfying.
  6. 40
    The more time you spend with each song, the more it sounds like a variation on something you’ve heard done better before, a formula in search of a hook.
  7. Jun 9, 2017
    30
    Witness is an album full of bizarre choices--both the DJ Mustard and Hot Chip-produced tracks are, for some reason, ballads--that has the inherent appeal of a spectacular failure, but that’s about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    Her best album. i have never found an album with only AWESOME songs. Katy hasn't put songs just to fill it. And for who is asking I'm not aHer best album. i have never found an album with only AWESOME songs. Katy hasn't put songs just to fill it. And for who is asking I'm not a fan. Remember: the "0" reviews are from Haters who maybe hasn't listened to the album or have listened but they secretly love it. Expand
  2. Jun 10, 2017
    10
    Her best album since TD, pop perfection and fresh. Fav song: ''Pendulum'', ''Witness'', ''Roulette'', ''Hey Hey Hey'', ''Power'', ''Tsunami''Her best album since TD, pop perfection and fresh. Fav song: ''Pendulum'', ''Witness'', ''Roulette'', ''Hey Hey Hey'', ''Power'', ''Tsunami'' and the ballad ''Save As Draft''. Expand
  3. Jun 25, 2017
    10
    This one of those albums that you need to listen more than 2 or 3 times to understand that is all about the lyrics and being witness of a realThis one of those albums that you need to listen more than 2 or 3 times to understand that is all about the lyrics and being witness of a real Katy Perry, that who is behind of all fame, it means the real Katheryn Hudson... Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    I never thought I'd hear such a good album, Katy. Different sounds, good production, good lyrics she got over and brought one of the best popI never thought I'd hear such a good album, Katy. Different sounds, good production, good lyrics she got over and brought one of the best pop albums of 2017 Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2017
    9
    Experimentó con nuevos sonidos, se reinventó en este álbum y es algo para rescatar, las canciones inspiran, esto es lo que debe hacer unExperimentó con nuevos sonidos, se reinventó en este álbum y es algo para rescatar, las canciones inspiran, esto es lo que debe hacer un artista, asombroso su trabajo se atrevió a lanzarse en contra de lo que todos esperaban Expand
  6. May 17, 2018
    6
    Witness has a lot of really fun tracks, but also a good amount of filler. Ending and beginning of the album are the best parts.
  7. Nov 13, 2017
    0
    gente nada haver , katy perry errou feio , nada haver com ela ,cade o conceito desse album gente , mizericordia , essa é minha nota credo ,gente nada haver , katy perry errou feio , nada haver com ela ,cade o conceito desse album gente , mizericordia , essa é minha nota credo , hey hey hey , muito ruim , act my age robotizada , power ruim . Expand

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