Katy Perry's 'Prism' Is Streaming Right Now: Is It As Good As Critics Say?
If you're currently chilling in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, and Slovenia, this isn't breaking news to you, because Prism actually came out in those countries today — but for everyone else, listen up. Four days ahead of its worldwide release, Katy Perry's new album Prism is streaming over at Vulture, in all of its sparkly, spiritual, girl power-y glory.
For those of you who have been keeping up with Prism news — Katy cats? — you'll recognize the first track, "Roar,", the sixth track, "Dark Horse" (who could forget Juicy J's shout-out to vicious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer?), and the fourth track, "Walking on Air." The rest of the songs, however, seem to stay true to Katy's previously revealed vision: The songs are heavily inspired by euro-pop, and there are a ton of '90s throwbacks throughout the entire thing (especially in "Walking on Air," which was directly inspired by CeCe Peniston's 1991 hit "Finally").
So far, the album is garnering somewhat mixed reviews — while some are calling it a "masterpiece" (Entertainment Weekly went so far as to say that Katy Perry is "making the mainstream, not just swimming in it"), Rolling Stone and TimeOut London both gave it a 3/5. And The Guardian? Well, they hated it. A lot.
To listen to Prism, head on over here.