This is my real time review of Taylor Swift’s new album:
Track 1: Ready For It
YES WE ARE ALL IN FACT READY FOR IT.
Track 2: Endgame
This track features Future and Ed Sheeran. Very catchy. Assertive Taylor instead of Aggressive Taylor
Track 3: I Did Something Bad
“Death Trap” chorus. Super progressive for Taylor. I like it, all artists have to evolve and she is still killing it.
Track 4: Don’t Blame Me
Has a sneaky 80s feel to it, but is still very 2017 production. And of course comparing the feeling of love (or infatuation disguised as love) to a drug is on scientifically solid ground, so it works.
Except for the all Taylor voice bridge. That parts a little weird.
Track 5: Delicate
I don’t know which man made the mistake of calling something or someone “delicate” in his relationship with Taylor Swift. But this track seems aimed at him. It’s also a super smooth listen.
(At this point I’m wondering if the entire album will be #1s)
Track 7: So It Goes
Kinda boring to me. First one that I’ve really lost interest in.
Track 8: Gorgeous
It’s been out already. I like it. A lot.
Track 9: Getaway Car
Another broken relationship. Or maybe it’s the same relationship, who can say?? Either way I’m starting to feel sorry for Taylor. Not a radio song, but an okay album cut. Weird chord change at about 2:20 in is really tough.
Track 10: King Of My Heart
I’m starting to think it’s a good thing Taylor is getting all of this out. I mean therapy or a good friend could help you deal with all this Taylor, but we’re all happy to share in it!
But on this one she seems to have found a keeper! Very cool percussion and airy-feeling vocoder vocals.
Track 11: Dancing With Our Hands Tied
Ahhhh…here’s The Chainsmokers “mid tempo EDM” influence. How could you Jack Antonoff?!?!?? Oh no wait, this is a Max Martin track… no wonder it is so catchy and singable though…
Track 12: Dress
I hope she didn’t spend too much on the dress.
Track 13: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things
Well she’s back to being mad. I’m thinking this entire album might be chronological in one or a series of relationships. Of course that could be most albums ever made.
Anyways, I’m still just glad she is getting it out of her soul.
Track 14: Call It What You Want
Also already out as a “grat” track. Meaning a free-ish track released before the album dropped.
Track 15: New Year’s Day
She ends the album with a musical walk of shame. Ending her “reputation” with the memory of her party.
Well done Taylor! Sounds like a great work of progression from one of the biggest artists on the planet!!