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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
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  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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  1. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    An album that can only be defined with the word perfection. A sweet, raw and wild journey full of perspectives and everyday situations led yoAn album that can only be defined with the word perfection. A sweet, raw and wild journey full of perspectives and everyday situations led yo sincere poetry. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Is a masterpiece, the lyrics are so powerful and great, the rhythm is different and relaxing, Taylor a excellent artist, she did it again ❤️❤️
  3. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    El álbum es simplemente perfecto, la forma en que envuelve las líricas para contar historias y la de que manera expresa lo que siente en lasEl álbum es simplemente perfecto, la forma en que envuelve las líricas para contar historias y la de que manera expresa lo que siente en las canciones es simplemente exquisita. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Sooo beautiful and perfect. The lyrics are brilliant and deep. I simply can’t get enough of it. This album is and will be amazing forever.
  5. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    The Album of the Year! This is a masterpiece.
    E a Taylor Swift vence mais uma vez :)
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Taylor Swift poured her heart into this album with the simplest intention of reminding you why she is considered one of the best songwritersTaylor Swift poured her heart into this album with the simplest intention of reminding you why she is considered one of the best songwriters of this generation. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    0
    When will she release another documentary crying for grammys again? So pathetic...

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