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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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  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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  1. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    O início da era Witness não foi perfeita, apesar de "Chained to the Rhythm" ser uma boa música parece não ter agradado a todos, seu buzzO início da era Witness não foi perfeita, apesar de "Chained to the Rhythm" ser uma boa música parece não ter agradado a todos, seu buzz single "Bon Appétit" parece ter amargado o paladar do público mas depois de lançar seu novo single com Nicki Minaj, "Swish Swish" fez uma estreia mais positiva nas paradas, entrando para os melhores lançamentos daquela semana de Maio. Agora com a chegada do seu quarto álbum de estúdio "Witness, podemos olhar a nova fase da cantora de modo diferente, nas letras de suas musicas podemos ver o amadurecimento da interplete de "Dark Horse" como artista, Perry entrega ao público aquilo que foi pedido na era Prism em 2013, amadurecimento e mudanças 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. May 11, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I don't care what people around the world says about this album. i really don't care, this is such a masterpiece. xo Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    Katy Perry inicia esta nueva era con un disco con ritmos que no se han llevado en los últimos años, donde la industria musical ha estadoKaty Perry inicia esta nueva era con un disco con ritmos que no se han llevado en los últimos años, donde la industria musical ha estado dominada desde hace mas de 12 meses por raperos y canciones EDM, este álbum supone el inicio de un viaje, preguntado si quieres ser "TESTIGO" de esto desde los primeros segundos se escucha que la producción de este disco es un punto más allá, las letras de las canciones son duras y contundentes, no letras llenas de miel porque lo que necesitamos es alguien que nos hable directo, sin hipocresías. Consciente de la capacidad vocal que KAty Perry poseé, ella en este disco no abusa de nada, los rangos son probablemente los más realistas que ha usado en su carrera. El álbum cierra con una balada que te hace reflexionar "into me you see" ya viste lo que tengo, ya viviste esto conmigo ahora salgamos y liberémonos. Excelente Katy Perry. Expand
  5. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    A Evolução de Perry e notória nesse álbum, o ponto negativo e o auto tune na musica mind maze, mas as musica Tsunami Hey Hey Hey, Miss YouA Evolução de Perry e notória nesse álbum, o ponto negativo e o auto tune na musica mind maze, mas as musica Tsunami Hey Hey Hey, Miss You More e o ponto alto do álbum 10/10 Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2020
    7
    It's an okay album. It's definitively not as cohesive in boringness as PRISM, but still lacks something and some songs are copies or otherIt's an okay album. It's definitively not as cohesive in boringness as PRISM, but still lacks something and some songs are copies or other pre-existing ("Into You See Me" it's just a Witness version of "Pearl" ;-;). I like Katy's vocals on this album and how mild some songs are (like "Witness"), and how they sound simply like Katy song (like "Deja Vu"), and messages with them ("Hey Hey Hey" and "Chained to the Rhythm"). Definitively I don't like that Katy shaved her hair, but whatever... Expand
  7. Nov 14, 2017
    0
    lmao overrated trash this album flopped for a reason. She didn’t produce a SINGLE song, she needed DOZENS of the most successful writers andlmao overrated trash this album flopped for a reason. She didn’t produce a SINGLE song, she needed DOZENS of the most successful writers and producers to make this album and it still turned out bad because these producers and writers make music for the charts. This album wasn’t experimental or different it was so bubble gum radio pop that nobody could stand it. I mean she made a song with MIGOS and bob marleys SON how hard is she gonna keep trying to pander to the black community? Katy took a three year hiatus to create a terrible album that’s why in 5 months worldwide it hasn’t even sold a million. It’s not good so it didn’t sell PERIOD. When I listened to this album multiple things stood out. The lyrics were terrible she sounds like a child. Another thing that stood out is that none of the songs stood out most of them sounded so similar. Finally even with heavy promotion and working with world famous musics top writers and producers she failed to release on global hit and filed to have this album sell well. That’s because she doesn’t put in any of her creative processes and just let these chainsmoker like producers do all the work. She’s lazy and not very smart if she expected this album to sell good. She tried to reinvent herself but it didn’t work LOL she’s the least talented pop star to ever go number one she can’t write sing produce dance direct and she barely knows how to play guitar LMAO my fav can do three of those at the same time Expand

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