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  • Summary: The 16-track surprise release from the pop artist features contributions from Jack Antonoff, Bon Iver, William Bowery, and Aaron Dessner of the National.
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All I know Is everything is not as it's sold But the more I grow the less I know And I have lived so many lives Though I'm not old And the more I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    Swift explodes the expectations of anyone preparing to call her music "diaristic," writing songs from different perspectives while putting her already-detailed work under a microscope. ... A content smile of an album on which one of the world's biggest pop stars, charts be damned, forges her own path and dares listeners to come along for the ride.
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    100
    This strange summer of arrested development is steadily ending. Folklore will endure long beyond it: as fragmented as Swift is across her eighth album – and much as you hope it doesn’t mark the end of her pop ambitions – her emotional acuity has never been more assured.
  3. Uncut
    Aug 13, 2020
    90
    It's a sharp turn to the left for Swift and a fine reminder that she is more than just a gleaming pop phenomenon, but a remarkable songwriter too. [Oct 2020, p.36]
  4. Jul 24, 2020
    87
    One of her best, most perfectly-produced projects ever. In folklore, she wrote a quieter, more thought-provoking chapter in her constantly shapeshifting story.
  5. Jul 29, 2020
    80
    The 16 tunes comprising her latest song cycle oscillate gracefully around piano keyboards and introduce a series of portraits of fictional and real-life characters (from a terrified child with a traumatized best friend to a ghost scrutinizing her enemies at her funeral) to complement her reflections on the social distancing of quarantine time.
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    80
    While the album tends to lull around its middle, folklore is far less concerned with its individual tracks than the greater, twisting conversation — the sort of hours-long, sanity-affirming chats that have become vital over these last four months.
  7. Jul 27, 2020
    60
    “Folklore” songs fall into roughly two camps — excellent Swift-penned songs that are sturdy enough to bear the production, and others that end up obscured by murk.

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Score distribution:
  1. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Admit it. This is the best album of 2020. Shame to the little monsters who are giving this album a 0. Love Lady Gaga but that's so low of you guys.
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    absolutely perfect. everything about it is stunning. you can definitely tell taylor spent a long time on this album. her art never fails to beabsolutely perfect. everything about it is stunning. you can definitely tell taylor spent a long time on this album. her art never fails to be amazing. this was beyond my expectations, that’s the least i can say! Expand
  3. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    album of the year. amazing lyrics, amazing production, amazing sounds. taylor swift is the best songwriter of this generation. .
  4. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    Well... best album of her career! Creativity, sensitivity And love together
  5. Sep 8, 2020
    10
    I will never be over this album. The production is exquisite but what takes centre stage is the incredible song writing. I have alsoI will never be over this album. The production is exquisite but what takes centre stage is the incredible song writing. I have also discovered a new found love for Taylor’s vocals! She has this lovely, almost ethereal voice that makes me feel like I’m lying on a cloud. Oh and track seven made me sob lol Expand
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Taylor Swift siempre sorprende y nunca se torna aburrida. Es un album fresco, nuevo, brillante.
  7. Aug 28, 2020
    0
    Not good at all. Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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