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  • Summary: The 10th full-length studio release for singer-songwriter Tayor Swift features a guest appearance from Lana Del Rey and was produced with Jack Antonoff.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. 100
    The subtle melodies of Midnights take time to sink their claws in. But Swift’s feline vocal stealth and assured lyrical control ensures she keeps your attention.
  2. Oct 24, 2022
    93
    “Midnights” doesn’t venture as far into other fields as some of her more openly ambitious albums have. This seems like a feature, not a flaw, even if “Folklore” and “Evermore” still feel like her masterpieces to date. The new album benefits from its relative modesty, length-wise and streamlining-wise. ... She’s able to maintain a tighter focus on alternately dark and light nights of the soul, in matters of love, redemption and minor vengeance.
  3. Oct 21, 2022
    90
    It’s an album of expertly crafted dark-pop confessions with flecks of glitter and aspiration — a purposefully fitful project mimicking her racing thoughts. The high-gloss pop production marks Midnights as a sullen sister to Lover, her honey-dipped 2019 effort, rather than a successor to 2020’s heartstrung Folklore and Evermore.
  4. Oct 20, 2022
    80
    Midnights represents Swift at a turning point. I am not sure if it is the sign of a curtain falling on her imperial phase or a new pop dawn.
  5. Oct 24, 2022
    80
    Despite beats, synths and a signature “old Taylor” shout (“Nice!”), this is a return to pop that’s content to remain relatively subdued. In this smudged, low-lit headspace, Swift’s perspectives carousel round like a zoetrope.
  6. Oct 20, 2022
    78
    Swift’s lyrics can still cut like glass or cast a spell. No matter what era she’s in, it’s the stories—more than anything else—that will always work the hardest. That’s why Taylor Swift is pop royalty. When she tells you she’s a mastermind, believe her.
  7. Oct 23, 2022
    48
    For lack of a better word, it’s dull. The subtext of this record is rich for those firmly invested in Swift’s personal narratives but, perhaps for the first time, outright irrelevant for anyone else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Oct 21, 2022
    10
    A perfect mix between the lyrical ingenuity of folklore/evermore and a refreshing (pop) sound. Especially the B side of the album show herA perfect mix between the lyrical ingenuity of folklore/evermore and a refreshing (pop) sound. Especially the B side of the album show her ability to break peoples heart with her music. Expand
  2. Oct 21, 2022
    10
    She has done it again. Taylor Swift can do no wrong. This is why so many fade but she’s still here.
  3. Oct 21, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view.
  4. Oct 24, 2022
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. If you’re looking for a cute country star singing about her happily ever after you won’t find that here. If you have locked into your mind the media’s idea of Taylor this will be jarring. But if you can accept that she isn’t who she was or who she told us she was - this album is incredible. It feels like her most honest work, musically and lyrically. She’s not trying to do anything, she’s not making her songs relatable to the general public, she’s not changing pronouns, she’s not belting about a broken heart standing in the tower of a castle. She’s just a human, creating music, and putting it into the universe as it was made, no commercialization needed. I love this album. The sound, the vibes, the lyricism, the way she calls out her fans (of which I one) more than once. The way she isn’t afraid to just be silly and absolutely troll her fans with Karma. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is her best creative endeavor to date Expand
  5. SKN
    Oct 21, 2022
    10
    Absolutely love the album! In my books, it is definitely superior to both Folklore and Evermore!
  6. Oct 21, 2022
    9
    This album was interesting...
    It's absurd for people to say there's nothing new! The album is a bop, but compared to her other albums...
    This album was interesting...
    It's absurd for people to say there's nothing new! The album is a bop, but compared to her other albums... 'Midnights' is a bit inferior might I say.
    Anti- Hero, Midnight Rain, and Bejeweled are some great tracks! But yeah the album on the whole falters when it's in competition with other amazing works of hers.
    And I had so high hopes for Vigilante **** But it wasn't of my taste
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  7. Oct 21, 2022
    0
    its just boring, expected something else form her after stupid love and the planet her album. i liked these works of her much more. I hopeits just boring, expected something else form her after stupid love and the planet her album. i liked these works of her much more. I hope your music gets better soon biebs. Expand

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