This week we continue our newly released album review with
Taylor Swift – Reputation
Review: Jamie Read.
Taylor Swift is undoubtedly one of the big game players in pop music.
As the newest generation of music hit, it was the former country singer leading the front.
Whether you like her or not, her music is popular and so is she.
The artist has catchy music and controversy – whether with Kanye West or Katy Perry – and thanks to this she’s cool and popular.
On her album she uses these to create that addictive music of hers.
Look What You Made Me Do talks about the old her ‘dying’, with a new star being reborn as she creates a ‘diss track’ aimed at disrespecting those in her drama.
Many of her tracks speak of this, with an almost venomous tone. The incidents, made so public, have created a lyrical catalyst.
Kanye West seems to be the focus of This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things with lines such as: “You stabbed me in the back while shaking my hand” and “got her on the phone”.
Call It What You Want, which has a brilliant tune and backing track, speaks of her reputation and her partner’s choice to ignore it. It’s an incredibly well thought out song.
She seems to be open about relationships on Getaway Car, as she seems to say how she moved on from Calvin Harris to Tom Hiddlestone – well documented relationships for the star.
“I wanted to leave him, I needed a reason.”
There are some slow songs, New Year’s Day, that shows Swift has a really melodic voice.
I’ve never been a big Taylor Swift fan. I’ve always thought there is too much drama about her.
But as a basis for much of her music here, it may well be a good thing.
Overall star rating: 3.5/5
Songs to play on repeat: New Year’s Day, Call It What You Want,