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  • Summary: The second surprise release from the singer-songwriter in 2020 features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner, Haim, Marcus Mumford, The National, Justin Vernon, and William Bowery (aka Joe Alwyn).
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    Swift's lyric-writing abilities feel leveled-up on Evermore, its characters drawn in pointillistic detail. ... Similarly, the musical risks on Evermore are bigger, both in scope and in payoff. ... Freedom from expectations has, both with this album and its predecessor, led to Swift's leaps giving new heights to her already-pretty-skyscraping career.
  2. Dec 14, 2020
    evermore is even better than folklore, thanks to greater sonic cohesion (Antonoff only has one production credit, on the superlative “Gold Rush,” leaving the bulk of the music produced or co-produced by Aaron Dessner) and stronger songwriting.
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    Swift touches on so much more – nuanced acts of forgiveness, complex personal histories, the ability to visualize and know how a person can look in different shades of light. No doubt Swift is still the master of writing a spiteful kiss-off, but the songs of Evermore are a welcomed step in a more mature direction.
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    In all aspects has Swift built upon her work on Folklore, creating a vast soundscape of poetical stories, and it is only at the end of this album you realise that Folklore did leave you wanting. Evermore also does this, not because it doesn’t reach up to the pedestal of folklore – in contrast, it covers the more complex ground.
  5. 80
    Swift has said she has no idea where she’s going from here. She doesn’t need to. But it’s a Christmas treat to hear her enjoy creating a whole magical, mystical world away from the spotlight. No reinvention required.
  6. Dec 14, 2020
    While folklore seemed to materialize from nowhere as a complete, cohesive vision, evermore is structurally akin to something like 2012’s Red, where the breadth of her songwriting is as important as the depth.
  7. Dec 12, 2020
    For all the razzle-dazzle of its surprise release, I’m struck by hard it is to draw a lasting overall impression from the record. It adds little to the reinvention established by Folklore and doesn’t deepen her work within this sound in particularly convincing terms. I want to credit her at least for keeping up an industrious streak, but this alone would seem patronising.

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  1. Dec 11, 2020
    This is one of the best album of this year. It's such a masterpiece and takes you on a magical ride. Just love everything about this album.
  2. Dec 11, 2020
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album is folklore’s wilder younger sister. It maintains the old haunts of folklore but incorporates more intense productions. Expand
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    Only Taylor Swift can go ahead and do better on her own stories, lyrics and melodies! It's sonically different, heart-touching and lyricallyOnly Taylor Swift can go ahead and do better on her own stories, lyrics and melodies! It's sonically different, heart-touching and lyrically one of her best work! Expand
  4. Dec 11, 2020
    the fact that Taylor gets better and better after nine albums prove how talented she is. I love her !
  5. Dec 13, 2020
    Its even better than folklore, it feels like taylor is even 'more free' in this record than she was before
  6. Dec 11, 2020
    Im in love with champagne
    Im in love with champagne problems, no body no crime and tolerate it . Its the perfect balance beetwen happy&melancolic. Applauds to taylor, great singer and songwriter!
  7. Dec 12, 2020
    An another Taylor’s flooooooooooop, ya retírate Taycamell0, le harías un favor a la humanidad

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