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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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  1. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Reputation is the album none of us expected, but all of us needed. The three year wait was worth it. Favorites are Dress, So It Goes, GetawayReputation is the album none of us expected, but all of us needed. The three year wait was worth it. Favorites are Dress, So It Goes, Getaway Car and King of My Heart. 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. Oct 9, 2018
    10
    The scandalous hit "Look What You Made Me Do" that marked Taylor's sixth comeback has made a huge impact in the industry and created a heavyThe scandalous hit "Look What You Made Me Do" that marked Taylor's sixth comeback has made a huge impact in the industry and created a heavy excitement for this album. As expected, Taylor has delivered great electro-pop tracks about her love life behind the cameras, which are produced by the producers that made the Grammy-winning album - '1989'. As one of the most listenable song on the album, 'New Year's Day" really surprised me as we see Taylor went back to her country root while 'Delicate' being rated as the best song of 2017 by many critics. Expand
  4. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    I Did Something Bad melhor música do ano, belo trabalho da dona do country, devemos todos os dias agradecer à Paula Fernandes por ter dado umaI Did Something Bad melhor música do ano, belo trabalho da dona do country, devemos todos os dias agradecer à Paula Fernandes por ter dado uma carreira pra ex-sertaneja Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2017
    10
    Mas não é novidade nenhuma que o crisstal americano cagou novamente na cara dos haters com um dos melhores albuns pop de todos os tempos,Mas não é novidade nenhuma que o crisstal americano cagou novamente na cara dos haters com um dos melhores albuns pop de todos os tempos, pataty pataterry como sempre sendo uma cadela humilhada, engole essa katyrats Expand
  6. Nov 10, 2017
    9
    There was an air of ambivalence and skepticism with which I approached this album, mostly because while 1989 was a successful pop record, itsThere was an air of ambivalence and skepticism with which I approached this album, mostly because while 1989 was a successful pop record, its lyrics felt like a step down from some of the more hard-hitting and quite frankly intimate lines from albums like Speak Now and Red. 1989 was introduced as a "reinvention" album, but reputation truly embraces the reinvention theme and allows the Swiftian lyricism to transcend starry-eyed pop to more adult and contemporary themes. I was more than pleasantly surprised by how sharp and pointed some of the lyrics were and with Swift's improvement with the song times, with all of them clocking at or under the four-minute mark. The pre-releases for the record do not justify the overall work, and I strongly commend the lyricism and production, which was narrowed to a small group of producers, a trend becoming more and more popular in the current pop music landscape, where albums like 'Melodrama' (Lorde) are regarded in a fairer light than the airy, multi-producer, 'evil' pop. Expand
  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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