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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: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  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
    While it's certainly missing any form of coherency, Witness does feel like you're growing with Perry - going on this journey that's helped her find new ground and a reinvigorated appreciation for all walks of the pop music spectrum.
  3. Jul 6, 2017
    70
    While she may have slipped down the pecking order, Witness proves she’s still a more interesting pop star than she’s often given credit for.
  4. Jun 7, 2017
    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
    Katy finalmente lança algo diferente dos seus trabalhos anteriores, com direito à roullete que provavelmente será seu proximo smash hit, e asKaty finalmente lança algo diferente dos seus trabalhos anteriores, com direito à roullete que provavelmente será seu proximo smash hit, e as faixas Pendullum e Save as draft que mostram sua versatilidade em criar musicas agradáveis com uma pegada diferente. Witness será um album incrivelmente bom, se depender da sua grande habilidade de contar historias em videoclipes. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Jan 19, 2019
    10
    Amazing album! All these reviews are utter garbage. When you listen to the production and lyrics, they smoothly melt into your ears to createAmazing album! All these reviews are utter garbage. When you listen to the production and lyrics, they smoothly melt into your ears to create a concoction of emotions and feeling. Truly an album worth buying and listening to. Some interesting sounds that Katy has experimented with. Hopefully she will bring back some of these elements in her upcoming 2019 album. 10/10! Deserves a higher rating. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Excelente regreso, aplaudo totalmente su nuevo álbum, se arriesgó a innovar y a incursionar en sonidos totalmente distintos, a los que nos tenía acostumbrados, dando como resultado, lo que podría llegar a ser visto como una obra maestra. Por otro lado, se puede apreciar un gran empoderamiento en la mayoría de las letras de Witness, que nos motiva a abrir los ojos y ver el mundo, de una manera más consiente, más crítica, más abierta.
    En general, es un han trabajo.
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  5. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    she is **** back!!!! thank u for this masterpiece, people that are giving 0 is just bc of the media, sure they are addicted to the album asshe is **** back!!!! thank u for this masterpiece, people that are giving 0 is just bc of the media, sure they are addicted to the album as everyone! she is better than ever!!! Expand
  6. May 30, 2019
    7
    interesting artistic construction, but faces problems of production and sound cohesion
  7. Nov 15, 2017
    0
    mas nao é novidade alguma que a katy fungos é a maior desgraça da historia da musica e conseguiu o feito de reiventar o flop com esse albummas nao é novidade alguma que a katy fungos é a maior desgraça da historia da musica e conseguiu o feito de reiventar o flop com esse album que é um fracasso sem precedentes, não canta como a gaga, não dança como a beyoncé, não tem o carisma da rihanna, não escreve como a Taylor, literalmente Katy Perry foi a pior coisa que já aconteceu na historia da musica, a unica coisa que tinha eram uns singles de sucesso e hoje nem isso mais tem, tem relevancia zero para a musica contemporanea, e os fãs, coitados, tem que ficar se gabando da época que essa fracassada tinha albuns hits de sucesso, ou seja, coisa de 4 anos atrás pq hoje só tem flop e mais flop. Expand

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