Katy Perry - Smile

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Fantastic album.

Also releasing songs like Smile and Small Talk while having Cry About It Later, Teary Eyes, Champagne Problems and Only Love ready on the album.

Wow! I was actually dreading listening to this album but it’s.. great? Sonically I was not expecting this at all, none of the pre album releases prepared me for this sound but yet they fit in perfectly.

Cry about it Later is that bisexual bop! Teary Eyes Is giving me Memory of You. Tucked is a little 00s disco pop gem. Daisies is gorgeous and I’ve always loved Harleys in Hawaii. Everything else is good to great on first impressions but I’m sure more will stick out to me later.

Delivering a baby and a fantastic album in the space of two days? Iconic.
This is good and a bit of a return to form for her. Also whenever I hear the chorus of “Tucked” I immediately think she’s going to start singing “Lights On” by Katy B. Bops!
The album currently has the second lowest score of the month on Metacritic with 56 (the lowest is *groans* Luke Bryan with 55). I never knew that she never crossed the 61 mark on the site. The critics really decided to tank everything she releases. A mess. It's even more ridiculous considering that Chromatica sits at 79 (???)


Admittedly, I've never loved a Katy album. I always found myself cherry-picking the best songs from them and running. Smile is a different case. It manages to take all the best parts of Katy's discography and collates them into a very solid collection of songs. The highlight of the album is definitely the flawless opening run of "Never Really Over" through to "Daisies". I really like this. It's easily her best album.

Two of the alternate covers, the one with the tears make up and the one with the heavy eyeliner under the eyes, would be excellent with Cry About It Later as the album title. If anyone comes across such edits please link!

Also finally listened to High on Your Supply in crappy quality and it sounded amazing! Even the awful lines at the start sounded perfectly fine paired with those melodies. It deserves a spot on the album over Smile.

The Cry About It Later animation was a great video for the track! And we finally got the witch-themed visuals we had been deprived of when they decided to do that with the Dark Horse video instead...
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