Taylor Swift – Reputation (LP) // 2017

Alternate Title: Call It What You Want


Standout Track(s): Call It What You Want / Dancing With Our Hands Tied

Album Scores: 4.32

  1. Production: 4.55
  2. Uniqueness: 4.64
  3. Lyricism: 3.82
  4. Listenability: 4.27

Well, you can’t always get two great successes in a row. Reputation has a reputation for being one of my first big “renovating projects” when it comes to pop albums. A few songs just had to go if I was going to keep this album around, and the ordering made no sense. I know people will call for my head when they see I cut out New Year’s Day and Getaway Car, which I’ve found out are some of the top favorites from the album, but they honestly did nothing for me. Plus, Getaway Car should be the prime example of “snitches get stitches”. Anyway, what I came up with for this album is a story of dualities, anchored by the new title track Call It What You Want. That’s what Reputation wanted to be about, letting the onlookers get a good glimpse into Swift’s life and allowing them the chance to make any inferences they wanted. Here, we get to see Swift hopelessly in love, or all grown-up, or grappling with her own fame and public image. (I included This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things purely because I hate it so much I end up liking it a bit.) Sure, this new album still deals heavily with Swift’s response to all the haters out there, but in this form, it’s almost more justified. How can you be mad at someone who gives you a song like Dancing With Our Hands Tied? Exactly.

New Tracklist:

  1. Call It What You Want
  2. Gorgeous
  3. King of My Heart
  4. So It Goes…
  5. Dress
  6. Dancing With Our Hands Tied
  7. Delicate
  8. …Ready For It?
  9. I Did Something Bad
  10. Look What You Made Me Do
  11. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

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