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Taylor Swift Lover Album Review

Reviewed by on Aug 20, 2019
Rating: 4 Star Rating

Taylor Swifts much anticipated seventh studio album Lover is out now! Find out all the tracks and read the review!

If you’ve been waiting with bated breath for Taylor Swift’s next album, you can exhale with excitement because her seventh studio album Lover is finally here!

The Breakdown

After mixed reviews for her reputation album in 2017 Taylor is back with an album that’s as sugar sweet as the cotton candy colored cover, with some hints at her country roots.

Lover or hate her, Taylor is back!Lover or hate her, Taylor is back!

The album kicks off with certified bop "I Forgot That You Existed" about getting over an ex one night by getting them off her mind. This is the classic T-Swift we have come to know and love over the years and moves seamlessly into "Cruel Summer" and titular track Lover where Taylor gets back to her country-pop sound (a la her Red album days).

We're feelin' the fringe and Taylor's new album.We're feelin' the fringe and Taylor's new album.

Taylor gets into what life would be like as the opposite gender in "The Man, speculating on her career and status in life if she would “…get there quicker if I was a man” and concluding that if she were a man, she’d be the man.

"The Archer" gives vibes of "Out of the WoodsI" from 1989 with a slow emotional build and repetition before getting back to that sweet pop sound on "I Think He Knows."

Tay Tay showing off the cotton candy colors she loves.Tay Tay showing off the cotton candy colors she loves.

"Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince" gets back to her bread and butter of a high school story. As much as she has made a home in this type of lyrical storytelling, it would be nice to hear more from her as she evolves as an artist beyond a “Go! Fight! Win!” chant.

On an eighteen track album, there are a lot of solid songs that prove that Taylor is not only great at what she does, she knows she is. The catchy "Paper Rings" could easily have been on 1989 or reputation and "Cornelia Street" is reminiscent of "Welcome to New York."

reputation came out two years ago!reputation came out two years ago!

Never forgetting her start as a country star, Taylor invites The Dixie Chicks to make an appearance on "Soon You’ll Get Better "before getting into some fun songs on "False God," the now familiar "You Need To Calm Down," and "Afterglow."

Remember the curly haired, country days?Remember the curly haired, country days?

The Love(r)

Though not her most original album, Taylor delivers more of the pop and country-pop hits we know she crushes for the seventh time around. Surely such a talented artist has more styles of song writing to give, but we can’t fault her for giving us what we love. And we “Lover” for that. Four stars for being a fun end of summer album that still gives us the feels.

All glitz and glam!All glitz and glam!

Lover Tracklist:

  1. "I Forgot That You Existed"
  2. "Cruel Summer"
  3. "Lover"  
  4. "The Man"
  5. "The Archer" 
  6. "I Think He Knows"
  7. "Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince"
  8. "Paper Rings"
  9. "Cornelia Street"
  10. "Death by a Thousand Cuts"
  11. "London Boy"
  12. "Soon You'll Get Better" (featuring Dixie Chicks)
  13. "False God"
  14. "You Need to Calm Down"  
  15. "Afterglow"
  16. "Me!" (featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco)  
  17. "It's Nice to Have a Friend"
  18. "Daylight"

Lover Album Rating: 4

Check out Taylor's new album and let us know what you think!Check out Taylor's new album and let us know what you think!

Lover is now available!

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