6 songs that prove Katy Perry’s PRISM isn’t that bad

Katy Perry - PRISM (cover art) - Album review

Since Katy Perry released PRISM, music snobs have been busy bashing the album. The A.V. Club called it “forgettable,” while SPIN described it as “tepid.”

I’m not here to tell you that PRISM is this year’s best pop album—it’s not!—but it’s actually a decent listen. Here are my top 6 faves:

  1. International Smile

Light and happy, “International Smile” could easily have been in Katy Perry’s last album. With “oohs” and “aaahs” and vocal delivery similar to “Teenage Dream,” this song is proof of Perry’s undeniable charisma.

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5 songs you need to hear from Avicii’s True (album review)

Avicii - True (album review)

Just when EDM was kinda getting stale, Avicii’s True shows everyone how it’s done. Mixing organic instrumentals with soaring synths, the debut studio album from the Swedish DJ is both delightful and catchy—the type of popular dance music you wouldn’t mind listening to even outside the club.

If you still haven’t listened to True, here are 5 tracks you need to hear:

  1. Hey Brother [feat. Dan Tyminski]

The latest single from the album is also one of the strongest. “Hey Brother” features American bluegrass singer Dan Tyminski.

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