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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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Score distribution:
  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
    91
    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
    90
    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
    80
    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
    79
    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
    58
    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
    10
    Amazing album
    The melody takes us back into the folklorian woods.
    The sister album of Folklore is stunning in it's own way, an alternative
    Amazing album
    The melody takes us back into the folklorian woods.
    The sister album of Folklore is stunning in it's own way, an alternative indie pop slightly giving 1989 vibes it's best way to end 2020!
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  2. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    OMG this is a Piece of Heavenly...... Ella en realidad sabe hacer música de calidad. No entiendo cómo lo hizo tan rapido
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    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
    10
    This album prove AGAIN that TAYLOR GDMF SWIFT is SUPER TALENTED AND AN AMAZING ARTIST.
  5. Mar 15, 2021
    10
    An amazing album, potentially her best work yet. Upbeat and catchy, as well as truthful and heartfelt with a little touch of pain and hurt. Fantastic.
  6. Dec 11, 2020
    10
    OMG her mind! she just gave us two best albums os the year, ariana talentless grande could never.
  7. Dec 13, 2020
    0
    just the same thing every time. her talent is songwriting not singing she needs to stick

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