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  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for the country pop artist features a guest appearances from the Dixie Chicks and Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.
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[Intro: Taylor Swift] I promise that you'll never find another like me [Verse 1: Taylor Swift] I know that I'm a handful, baby, uh I know I never... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Aug 26, 2019
    As always, Lover is an album Swift made for her fans. But it also feels like a record she made for herself, unburdened by external expectations and her own past.
  2. Sep 3, 2019
    Lover is a fabulous record, full of super-fun standout pop hits that make your heart burst. It oozes with Swift’s much more palatable upbeat sass. She’s in love and also thinking about different kinds of love.
  3. Aug 26, 2019
    The maturation through Taylor Swift’s career has also shown her react to personal change in real time. ... Maturity for Taylor Swift means shrugging off what isn’t worth a fight, looking inward rather than blaming others, and being able to admit when you were wrong.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    Ultimately, Lover is overstuffed and meandering, but serves as a positive reprieve from her past struggles in the public eye, and represents an artist at the peak of her creativity, power, and—one hopes—continued romantic bliss.
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    Ultimately, the album’s highlights are those songs where the voice and sentiment we hear is truly her own, the enthralling, stirring, emotion- manipulating voice that’s threaded its way through every album since her 2006 debut, not the voice that leans too close to what the pop music machine demands.
  6. Aug 27, 2019
    Even the bright spots in the album’s composition—the off-beat piano cascades in “Death By A Thousand Cuts” and the pulsating synth of “Cruel Summer” (thank you, St. Vincent) are particular standouts—are overshadowed by the musical anticlimax on most tracks, especially on “The Archer.”

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  1. Aug 31, 2019
    I gave it 10 cuz it's such an iconic album All the songs there are such a powerful, beautiful songs, the MVs are iconic i love her from algeria
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    This album is so magnificent, its lyrics make you feel like you're the one feeling that, without a doubt one of the best of the year
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    This is simply the album of the year, the productions are exceptional. Swift is an amazing songwriter, the lyrics are so good. Great work!
  4. Aug 31, 2019
    Wanna heal your soul? Just buy this masterpiece named Lover by Queen Taylor Swift.
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    She gives a lt of hard work on this Album and its very complex to do such a masterpiece..

    a Album of the year type or more!
  6. Nov 23, 2020
    I really think this beautiful album contains some of Taylor's most amazing songs but it lost some of the deserved recognition due to the leadI really think this beautiful album contains some of Taylor's most amazing songs but it lost some of the deserved recognition due to the lead single ME!, which is the most uninspired song from the album. This is, however, a great album. Expand
  7. Aug 31, 2019
    It was such a radical change from reputation to lover that I ended up completely displeasing

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