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‘Reputation’ Review

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Cameron Burnett, Reporter

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Taylor Swift is back and more confident than ever, and she’s not playing any games … ready for it? Here is my review of her new album.

Swift’s sixth studio album, “Reputation”, set to release November 9, 2017 at midnight.

With the disappointment from fans of the few songs released, “Look What You Made Me Do,” and “…Ready For It?” left “Swifties” feeling anxious and disgruntled about the upcoming release of the rest of the tracks on the album.

However, the second track on the album, “End Game” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future took a totally unexpected twist and was hands down her best R&B song to date. Sheeran and Swift pairing up with Future was a bold move, but made for a true headbanger.

In “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”, the thirteenth song on the album, Swift attempts to teach her target a lesson, much like a parent would to a child. This song is basically the “shout-out to my haters” song of the album. Swift portrays the idea that people expect her to be nice and forgiving, but she has changed her ways and no longer wants to put up with anyone’s expectations or general hate toward her.

In the fourteenth track, “Call It Want You Want” Swift directly addresses her relationship with her somewhat-new boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, telling the press and general public that despite all the negativity during her hiatus, she has “been doin’ better than I ever was”.

“They’re burning all the witches, even if you aren’t one, so light me up,” Swift conveys her feelings about her reputation in the third song of the album, “I Did Something Bad”. In this particular verse, Swift makes a clever reference to the Salem Witch Trials relating them to the toxicity of the media today and how, no matter what she does, she will be put under scrutiny — so she might as well do whatever she wants, right?

“Reputation” brings us a new side of Taylor we have never seen before, and as always, Swift’s writing style never fails to impress us. Overall, I give this album an 8 out of 10.

The album tracks are listed as follows:

  1. “…Ready for It?”
  2. “End Game” (featuring Ed Sheeran and Future)
  3. “I Did Something Bad”
  4. “Don’t Blame Me”
  5. “Delicate”
  6. “Look What You Made Me Do”
  7. “So It Goes…”
  8. “Gorgeous”
  9. “Getaway Car”
  10. “King of My Heart”
  11. “Dancing With Our Hands Tied”
  12. “Dress”
  13. “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”
  14. “Call It What You Want”
  15. “New Years Day”

What do you think of the new album? Let us know in the comments below!

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