Album Review: Taylor Swift '1989'

There has been a lot of hype around the release of Taylor's new album '1989', so just like every other music junkie and Swifty out there I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy too.

I thought it would be good, but not this good. I think the key with this album is to not compare it to any of Taylor's other albums. Listen to it as if it's from a completely new artist. 

Saying that, it's definitely not like the country pop we're used to. She keeps talking about how she has been heavily influenced by the 80's - Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics and Madonna. After listening to the album, an 80's pop influence is definitely very apparent, but she's made it sound much more current. I really admire her for taking a huge risk and changing things up exactly how she wanted to.

This album has really made me realise what an incredible song writer she is; she is so clever with lyrics. I know she gets criticised a lot for it, but I like how she writes honestly, about experiences she's been through - it makes her appear 'normal' (if such thing even exists)! The one thing I would say though, is that I wouldn't want to be the people in some of her songs (*cough cough* Bad Blood)...

I bought the standard version of the album as I thought £17.99 was a lot of money for the deluxe. I would be interested to know what the huge difference is - let me know if you bought it. 

Overall, I really love the album. It feels like she has worked really hard on it as well as feeling more personal - everything from the polaroids in the album to the secret sessions at her houses. I'm so glad the album is breaking all kinds of records at the moment and even more glad that she has announced a tour for next year!

My favourite tracks from the album:
Blank Space
Out Of The Woods
Wildest Dreams
I Wish You Would

Buy the album here


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