Taylor Swift: Reputation: The Review



Taylor Swift's sixth studio album has dropped today. Entitled "Reputation" it is a vastly different sound to anything she has released in the past. There are 15 tracks in total so here's a look at them one-by-one.

Track 1, ...Ready For It? The opening track sets the tone for the album. Taylor clears her throat before singing the opening line as if to say that this was her side of events in her life. The line "Let the Games Begin" sets up the rest of the album perfectly. It also has a pretty cool music video.

Track 2, End Game This is as close to an RnB song as I suspect Taylor will ever record. It futures guest vocals from Future, who I have never heard of and Ed Sheeran, who can't seem to do anything wrong at the moment. It is certainly a massive switch from the Speak Now and Red albums and I must say I remain unconvinced.

Track 3, I Did Something Bad This is more like the pop Taylor Swift that we've become used to since Red's release in 2012. It is hard song to get out of your head, even after just the one listen. The biggest thing to note from this track is the fact that she swears in it which even though she is now 27, sounds very odd.

Track 4, Don't Blame Me This is a slower song but is the first that really shows Taylor's outstanding song writing ability. It also shows the direction her music has taken in recent years. 1989 was her first sole-pop album and this song is another that is far removed from her initial music

Track 5, Delicate. Track 5 on a Taylor Swift album is often an emotional song. On Red, she had the legendary All Too Well that was performed at the Grammys. On Reputation, Delicate is the emotional song but rather than talking about heartbreak, she sings about falling in love and maybe finding the one with her current boyfriend Joe Alywn.

Track 6, Look What You Made Me Do The lead single from the album, which does sound like I'm Too Sexy by Right Said Fred. It features the line of the Old Taylor not being able to come to the phone right now because she's dead. The music video is already up for awards and sees Taylor kill off a number of her former selves.

Track 7, So It Goes... Having killed off the old Taylor in the previous song, this track is about as close to a previous Taylor Swift album as Reputation goes. It is another superbly written song and appears to about meeting Joe in a bar.

Track 8, Gorgeous This is another single, with a music video coming. Apparently, part of it was filmed in a Wheterspoons pub and another part in a Kentish Town kebab shop. The track features a great line about Taylor stumbling home to her cats after a night out, which does not sound something you would expect to hear from a pop star.

Track 9, Getaway Car I really like this one. Another expertly written track with this one rumoured to be about her relationship with Tom Hiddleston which she ends through this song. She says that relationship only came about because of a fling and she was never that happy in it.