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  • Summary: With producers and co-writers such as Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella, the multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter goes for an entirely pop album on her fifth full-length studio release.
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Nice to meet you, where you been? I could show you incredible things Magic, madness, heaven, sin Saw you there and I thought "Oh, my God, look at... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 91
    1989 isn’t a “crossover” success. It’s the album every subsequent blockbuster must now reckon with.
  2. 85
    There's evolution with purpose in every fibre of 1989, and far from jettisoning her integrity in this drastic lunge, she's proved in her bold, risky decision that she's got courage in her convictions to pull it off and faith in her fans to accept the new direction.
  3. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    With 1989 she has succeeded in leveraging the most cordial and familiar of pop music outpourings to something that feels like a statement, a work of note and the sinew of some kind of emotional connective tissue–binding tastemakers, rock critics, guys I work with and my 12 year old cousin; irrevocably and unexpectedly.
  4. Oct 30, 2014
    75
    Swift’s songwriting is as consistently razor-sharp as it’s ever been.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    70
    Taylor Swift may not be challenging societal norms in the same way as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and my own band CHRIST ALIVE are, but she’s relatable and that counts for a lot. I spent a surprising amount of 1989 rooting for its protagonist and sharing in her triumph.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    70
    1989's standout tracks retain the narrative detail and clever metaphor-building that distinguished Swift's early country songs, even amid the diversions wrought by the aggressive studio production on display throughout.
  7. Oct 27, 2014
    50
    1989 is a deeply catchy, sleekly-produced pop record with the slightly juiceless quality of an authorized biography, a would-be tell-all bleached of the detailed insight she’s trained us to expect from her.

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  1. Negative: 57 out of 582
  1. Jun 16, 2017
    10
    Nov 2014, VGV BR A americana comercializou 402 mil unidades do aguardado quinto disco, que causou grande impacto com o carro-chefe "Shake ItNov 2014, VGV BR A americana comercializou 402 mil unidades do aguardado quinto disco, que causou grande impacto com o carro-chefe "Shake It Off". O segundo single do material, "Blank Space", alcançou o primeiro lugar do iTunes norte-americano mesmo antes de ser divulgado, e o clipe da canção obteve 17 milhões de visualizações em suas primeiras 24 horas. Expand
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    I absolutely loved this album. I was already expecting to be good, but not on this level. This is a pop masterpiece. She not only brings a popI absolutely loved this album. I was already expecting to be good, but not on this level. This is a pop masterpiece. She not only brings a pop original, that has nothing to do with this mainstream pop out there, she brings ferocity in her work. The lyrics for this album are good, and it gets even better when you realize that this is a pop record and it's not full of **** lyrics. And it's perfectly produced as well. Her best work ever. Album of the year.

    Best ones: Style, Bad Blood, I Know Places, This Love, You Are In Love and New Romantics.
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  3. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    pop perfection, songs are amazing. the beats and style of every music is amazing and catchy period
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    I love all the songs on this album, it's Perfect and Amazing. My favorite song from 1989 is Style
  5. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    Loved it. VKHVKHFOHFOHTIDIFCIGCKGSITAGISJFAAFJDKGDJFZIFZJFXIFXUFXUFCJIGSIFA
  6. Jun 13, 2016
    8
    melhor álbum dela empatado com o Red, por isso o sucesso que é.

    os primores são: Blank Space, All You Had to Do Was Stay, How You Get The
    melhor álbum dela empatado com o Red, por isso o sucesso que é.

    os primores são: Blank Space, All You Had to Do Was Stay, How You Get The Girl e New Romantics.
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  7. Jun 9, 2017
    0
    This is just a generic pop album with an OK beat and immature lyrics. It is not an upgrade from her old work as I do not see any difference.This is just a generic pop album with an OK beat and immature lyrics. It is not an upgrade from her old work as I do not see any difference. The whole record sounds heavily country influenced but does not stand out in either the pop or country genre. Expand

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