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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the pop artist includes
    contributions from The Monsters & Strangerz, Charlie Puth, and Stargate.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Aug 30, 2020
    67
    So yes, Katy Perry has grown up, but in doing so, she’s abandoning some of the best things about “Katy Perry.”
  2. Aug 28, 2020
    64
    “Smile” has some sparklers. But if there’s any phrase that could be operative with any review of almost any Katy Perry full-length, it’s “mixed results,” and the new album is not about to tip that balance in any significant way.
  3. Aug 24, 2020
    60
    She stops trying to keep up with the Halseys and happily defaults to the fizzy bombast that is her stadium-size safety zone. [Aug 2020, p.72]
  4. 60
    There’s nothing on this record to equal the giddy delight of Perry’s greatest hits. No fireworks to light up the dance floor, but enough to raise a smile.
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    60
    Like Joanne before Chromatica, Smile plays like a necessary centering exercise, indulging her insecurities and less surefire instincts. If Witness was overdetermined, Smile is an earnest exhale, for better or for worse. It delivers an image of her journey towards inner peace that is honest (if corny) and catchy (if not exactly inventive).
  6. Aug 28, 2020
    57
    Smile asks less of us. The confessions on this album feel like calculated dodges, every tepid disclosure immediately followed by triumph. ... Despite all her garbled platitudes, she remains a master at executing proven chart-topping formulas.
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    20
    Smile leans on tired cliché and outdated dance-lite production.

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  1. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    The amount of ageism and sexism in the Critics reviews is annoying but not surprising. This is a very impressive album, pure pop gold down toThe amount of ageism and sexism in the Critics reviews is annoying but not surprising. This is a very impressive album, pure pop gold down to it's core, what makes a woman is one of the best songs of the year!!! Expand
  2. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Mamãe katy entregou tudo nesse álbum perfeito. Os críticos não souberam apreciar a obra prima.
  3. cxp
    Aug 28, 2020
    10
    She finally got her smile, and herself. This album is the signature Katy with the pop bangers and uplifting anthems.
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    We all agree that Smile is the album of the year okay? Katy Perry thank you for this masterpiece, i just can't stop listening!!! You'reWe all agree that Smile is the album of the year okay? Katy Perry thank you for this masterpiece, i just can't stop listening!!! You're definetely a queen Expand
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The songs are fantastic and made me go to places I didn't even know existed inside me. Not to mention katy's voice, which without a shadow of a doubt is the sweetest and most sensational thing I've ever heard. Anyway, it's the best album of Katy Perry's career. Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Vulnerable, innovador y creativo. Un álbum que contiene mucha alegría entre sus versos pero que no llega a aburrir, tampoco se llega a ser muyVulnerable, innovador y creativo. Un álbum que contiene mucha alegría entre sus versos pero que no llega a aburrir, tampoco se llega a ser muy infantil, es muy sobrio. Es más bien un álbum Smile para adultos que están en busca de su sonrisa Expand
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    0
    Pasando la mismísima SMILE completita, Ascaty burla del pop. Que ya se Witness Amarillaty

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