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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: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  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. Jul 28, 2020
    90
    Taylor Swift’s quiet, exquisite album.
  4. Jul 24, 2020
    83
    In the end, folklore may or may not reflect a permanent musical shift for Taylor Swift. But it doesn’t necessarily need to be a grand step forward—that it’s a whimsical and intriguing album offering new insights into Swift’s work is completely enough.
  5. Jul 29, 2020
    80
    None of these are precisely new tricks for Swift but her writing from the explicit vantage of other characters, as on the epic story-song "the last great american dynasty," is. Combined, the moodier, contemplative tone and the emphasis on songs that can't be parsed as autobiography make folklore feel not like a momentary diversion inspired by isolation but rather the first chapter of Swift's mature second act.
  6. 80
    ‘Folklore’ feels fresh, forward-thinking and, most of all, honest. The glossy production she’s lent on for the past half-decade is cast aside for simpler, softer melodies and wistful instrumentation. It’s the sound of an artist who’s bored of calculated releases and wanted to try something different.
  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
    Un álbum simplemente perfecto, es arte. Taylor es una gran compostura, excelente, la artista de década sin duda alguna.
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    tanginang album yan, mapanaket. stream if u want to get back to ur ex and u're waiting for a sign. eto na yon bes. masaktan ka na ulit kasitanginang album yan, mapanaket. stream if u want to get back to ur ex and u're waiting for a sign. eto na yon bes. masaktan ka na ulit kasi same. UNANG BEAT PA LANG INIYAKAN KO NA LEGIT TEARS. Expand
  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
    The album is so peaceful and manages to maintain the overall somber emotion in the album. She uses her vocals in contrast to her newest bodiesThe album is so peaceful and manages to maintain the overall somber emotion in the album. She uses her vocals in contrast to her newest bodies of work, and even curses a few times in the album. This album is nothing like Taylor Swift has done before, and that is why it deserves a 10/10, or 13 Expand
  5. Jul 27, 2020
    10
    I don’t care what anyone else says, as of right now this objectively deserves ALBUM OF THE YEAR.
  6. Jul 24, 2020
    10
    Magnificent! A Masterpiece! It’s her best album so far. Definitely listen to it
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    0
    Boring i almost fell asleep while listening to this. And all the songs sounded the same

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