A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, Taylor Swift's love songs offered a refreshing alternative to the grungy music of other artists. Unfortunately, that time has passed. Instead of the brilliantly creative lyrics of her earlier albums, the songs on Reputation leave little to the imagination. Track after track speak of lusting for a night with whomever strikes her fancy. Her abandonment of innocence, love, and romance is a huge disappointment to her fans and their parents alike. If Taylor returns to writing and performing wonderful music again, however, her fans will overlook the reputation she’s cast with this album.
I have never ever been more excited for an album than this one, the lyrical content is amazing. The production amazing, I love it all
I am not a T.S. fan and I like this album. It is fresh!
This terrible album should have been named "Betrayal."
What a travesty for Taylor to walk away from her immense talent of creating catchy melodies and great pop rhythms (of her first five albums), and into this grungy, filthy heap of a record, which should have been named "Betrayal." Brings back bad memories of Mariah Carey doing the same thing in 1997: abandoning the wonderful melodies and sounds that had augmented her voice and made her a household name, and stumbling into a crappy pit of garbage...from which she ominously would never recover.
Mariah Carey basically joined the "27 Club" in 1997 with the release of her sixth studio album, "Butterfly." Has Taylor Swift also joined this same "27 Club" end game in 2017, with the release of her sixth album, "Reputation"?
Only time will tell, but we can only hope that Taylor has enough songwriting talent left in her to overcome this latest embarrassment, a talent which Mariah didn't quite have.
On "Reputation," the only two songs that are somewhat decent are "Getaway Car" and "New Year's Day." The rest are either lackluster, or total rubbish. Many sound like amateur production quality, as well. How sad it is that an entire Taylor Swift album could have only two good tracks!
Instead of listening to the song, "Don't Blame Me," perhaps you'd be better off enjoying the rock group Danger Danger's cool tune from 1991, called "Don't Blame It on Love." It's a lot more exciting and fun. And instead of enduring Taylor's new track "Call It What You Want," you should crank up a song by the exact same name (from 1990) by the legendary pop group New Kids on the Block (a.k.a., NKOTB). Their song "Call It What You Want" has a much, much better melody and rhythm.
So...there you go. Sample her new album and weep. She did something bad.
"'Swifty' at the Bat"
Oh, somewhere in this rainbow land the sun is shining bright.
Another band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light.
And somewhere folks are laughing, and somewhere children shout.
But there is no joy in Swiftville -- mighty Swifty has struck out!