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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the pop singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Future and Ed Sheeran.
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Look What You Made Me Do
I don't like your little games Don't like your tilted stage The role you made me play Of the fool No, I don't like you I don't like your perfect... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Nov 9, 2017
    80
    At the heart of Reputation lies a sequence of songs that chart the rise, fall and fallout of a fleeting relationship and offer a masterclass in pop songwriting along the way.
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    80
    I’ll venture to call it her most focused, most cohesive album yet.
  3. Nov 20, 2017
    80
    For all its flaws--it’s overlong, and sometimes seems too keen to be meta and self-referencing--it’s full of energy and often makes for an exhilarating listen. It may not quite measure up to the heights of 1989, but whether she’s Old Taylor or New Taylor, there’s enough here to demonstrate why she’s still one of pop’s brightest pop stars.
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    70
    1989 fans will breathe a sigh of relief when "I Did Something Bad" kicks in, though, which starts off a string of shiny pop songs that not only feel like a more natural progression from the last album, but improve upon each listen in that sneaky way Swift songs tend to do. ... The moments on Reputation that Swift stans appreciate the most are likely the ones casual listeners will be quickest to dismiss.
  5. Nov 13, 2017
    65
    It’s full of bulletproof hooks and sticky turns of phrase. But in committing to a more conventional form of superstardom, Swift has deemphasized the skill at the core of her genius.
  6. Nov 22, 2017
    60
    Part rumination on engaging with the pop icon and part deep end even after eating the meal, Reputation keeps the ball in the air, argues for moving forward, even if it’s herky jerky.
  7. 33
    With Reputation, Swift seemingly has the idea that bigger, wider, and louder is necessarily better, but the dopamine rush that modern pop music can so reliably produce never arrives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 57 out of 694
  1. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Taylor Swift once again reinvented her sound and the result is amazing. The album is lyrically sharp, sonically cohesive, and full of hitTaylor Swift once again reinvented her sound and the result is amazing. The album is lyrically sharp, sonically cohesive, and full of hit potential. It shows she is a pop mastermind and truly on top of her game. Expand
  2. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    This is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. TaylorThis is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. Taylor took everything people are saying about her and turned it into lyrical gold-as she always does. Buy it. Buy one for your grandma, grandpa, dog, cat, fish, sugar bowl. Literally, everything could use a little reputation in its life. :) Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2017
    10
    This is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. TaylorThis is obviously the best pop album of the year. And that's saying something, because Lorde's sophomore album was very good as well. Taylor took everything people are saying about her and turned it into lyrical gold-as she always does. Buy it. Buy one for your grandma, grandpa, dog, cat, fish, sugar bowl. Literally, everything could use a little reputation in its life. :) Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    this is a masterpiece, Taylor is truly a genius, the concept, the lyrics, everything in this album is intriguing, i love how she's sassier,this is a masterpiece, Taylor is truly a genius, the concept, the lyrics, everything in this album is intriguing, i love how she's sassier, and the shade for Kanye is just amazing Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    An excellent pop album that makes 3 years of wait more than worth it. A perfect elctrifying mix of emotion that taylor's voice will engraveAn excellent pop album that makes 3 years of wait more than worth it. A perfect elctrifying mix of emotion that taylor's voice will engrave into your heart. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    9
    Great songs, great production, entertaining throughout, great replay value, emotionally vulnerable, great writing, top album.
  7. Dec 7, 2018
    0
    This collective is musically and narratively unforgiving from an artist bias. Swift is respectfully credited writer and producer on thisThis collective is musically and narratively unforgiving from an artist bias. Swift is respectfully credited writer and producer on this album, but to no degree of a focussed outcome. Songs lack appeal and the polish that is perceived seem very blindly committed. No advancements in sonics and boring aesthetic, very inspired by the target focus of the lead single. A very weird and bad album. Expand

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