Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 22, 2017
    60
    Sometimes overly busy album. ... Swift soars when she is most herself. [Jan 2018, p.112]
  2. Nov 22, 2017
    60
    Part rumination on engaging with the pop icon and part deep end even after eating the meal, Reputation keeps the ball in the air, argues for moving forward, even if it’s herky jerky.
  3. Nov 21, 2017
    60
    Swift’s unencumbered analysis of the tectonic shifts within her personal and public life are equal parts razor sharp and self-indulgent. But as a pop album, Reputation is never revolutionary, the adrenalin rush heady but ultimately short-lived.
  4. Nov 16, 2017
    60
    Upon repeated plays, these lyrics fade, as does the monochromatic production, and what's left is a coming of age album anchored by some strong Swift songs, most of which are bunched at the end of the record.
  5. Nov 13, 2017
    60
    Reputation will end up being another glaring piece of evidence that fits in perfectly with whatever spin someone is trying to sell, but maybe in a couple of decades when we look back at it all, we'll see it for what it is: a solid if unspectacular set of pop songs.
  6. Nov 10, 2017
    60
    Reputation is a hodgepodge of styles that have been percolating around the mainstream for years, repackaged into a shiny, expensive-sounding vehicle for Swift’s lyrics and sizable cult of personality.
  7. 58
    Reputation is, too often, an ugly sounding album. But Taylor Swift has a superhuman knack for a stunning melody. Many of these songs are downright sweet.
  8. Nov 13, 2017
    40
    Now, her newest batch of songs feel overly done up and superficial, with squeaky synths and drum machine beats fabricated for the club.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 2318 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    This is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. TaylorThis is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. Taylor took everything people are saying about her and turned it into lyrical gold-as she always does. Buy it. Buy one for your grandma, grandpa, dog, cat, fish, sugar bowl. Literally, everything could use a little reputation in its life. :) Full Review »
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    No matter what people say, she is still successful with her amazingly nice album. No matter what people say, she is still successful with herNo matter what people say, she is still successful with her amazingly nice album. No matter what people say, she is still successful with her amazingly nice album. No matter what people say, she is still successful with her amazingly nice album. Full Review »
  3. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Taylor Swift is a lyrical genius. This album is her best one yet. She is unapologetic and completely honest about her past her preset and howTaylor Swift is a lyrical genius. This album is her best one yet. She is unapologetic and completely honest about her past her preset and how she sees the future. Full Review »