The pleasure of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Kiss is found in its ability to render the listener to their purest state: all dancing, all joy, all pleasure. This is what a great dance album, a great dance song can achieve. This is what a great pop song can achieve. We talk about the perfect pop song because there is something transcendent in these rare moments of perfection. You don’t realize what you’re missing until you’ve heard it. There is a special type of longing born out of the nostalgia of moments not lived, of music just being heard, of pleasure just now being felt, of how long you were denied (or denied yourself) something great. But a perfect pop song transcends even this feeling. It doesn’t matter that you’ve just now heard it. All that matters is that you’ve heard it and how it makes you feel right now as you soak it in, as you dance, as everything feels right and good and true.