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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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ME!
[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
    91
    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
    80
    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. 75
    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
    70
    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
    70
    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
    58
    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
    10
    I love it it’s just perfect!!! Every song has a deferent feeling I cannot choose one to my favorite
  2. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. She ones again showed why she's the queen of pop (and country) and why she has such a big following. Fresh pop sounds and guitar rifs, all sprinkled with excellent lyrics. Just a step above the other pop girls of this generation. It's what we expected from her but also so much more. She will never change, but she will never be the same either. Pop history. Expand
  3. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    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
    10
    Legendaric. Queen and King of the music industry. Taylor Swift never fails to disappoint. I love this album just as much as I love her. StreamLegendaric. Queen and King of the music industry. Taylor Swift never fails to disappoint. I love this album just as much as I love her. Stream Lover to be healthy. Mwa. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    10
    Great job and album, Taylor. This album makes me happy every time I hear it.
  6. Aug 23, 2019
    10
    Every song is a masterpiece, every song have a story, every song is so personal and the album have beautiful lyrics, honestly, the best albumEvery song is a masterpiece, every song have a story, every song is so personal and the album have beautiful lyrics, honestly, the best album of Taylor besides “reputation” (2017) Expand
  7. Aug 30, 2019
    0
    In the beginning ME! featuring the other artist seemed reasonable track to be a single. However, when the entire album came out we did not getIn the beginning ME! featuring the other artist seemed reasonable track to be a single. However, when the entire album came out we did not get the vibe of the whole sense and particular feelings of the album. Expand

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