August 23, 2019 at 8:58 am #1203036222
Keep the conversation going from Part 1 here.August 23, 2019 at 10:04 am #1203036280
Lover is a very solid album! The production is great, similar to 1989. Personal favourites are “Miss Americana & the Heartbreak Prince”, “Death By A Thousand Cuts” & “Cornelia Street”.
It is safe to say that “ME!” & “You Need To Calm Down” were not the best choices for singles.
An Album of the Year nomination is not that crazy to consider, after all.August 23, 2019 at 10:15 am #1203036284
Best Songs Are: Cruel Summer, Miss America & The Heartbreak Prince, Soon You’ll Get Better, and Paper Rings.
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FYC: EEAAO, Severance, Bad Sisters, Avatar: The Way of WaterAugust 23, 2019 at 10:22 am #1203036290
This album is so easy to listen too and a welcomed surprise after the release of ME! and You Need To Calm Down. I think it has a chance at an AOTY nomination, but if the voters aren’t feeling Ariana Grande and her album, I can see Taylor taking Pop Vocal Album (I’m not convinced that Pop voters are going to award Pop Vocal to Billie who provides neither the Pop or the Vocal that the award suggests).August 23, 2019 at 10:52 am #1203036325
Greetings from med school! It’s so weird seeing the same people with the same opinions on here for years and years. I like the able it’s quite good and enjoyable to listen too. I hope everyone is keeping their noses clean around here!August 23, 2019 at 12:15 pm #1203036402
The album is a fucking bop! Taylor did that!
Cruel Summer, lover, I think he knows, Cornelia street, death by a thousand cuts, London boy, false god, daylight, after glow and soon you’ll get better. I still can’t decide on the Trinity, but I Think He Knows is definitely a top three, the song slaps so hard!
Taylor is a very gifted songwriter. The melodies are gorgeous. Every song is like a beautiful pastel summery work of art. The only songs I can’t listen to because they are so bad are Miss Americana, ME! And Paper Rings.
Meet me at midnight…August 23, 2019 at 1:50 pm #1203036521
I’m surprised that I find the Antonoff contributions better than the Little ones. I liked Pure Heroine way more than Melodrama.
Miss Americana is superior to the first two singles though.
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This is my favorite Taylor album since Speak Now. This is the kind of pop that really works for her; She didn’t compromise the specificity in her lyrics from her country music and added cool ’80s-esque production. A huge surprise. Fire the A&R that suggested the first two singles. I wonder how many people will even give the album a chance because of the awful lead singles.
But its too long, axe ME!, YNTCD, I forgot you existed, I think he knows and Miss Americana and Heartbreak Prince, and it would’ve been a perfect album.
Rating: 8.1/10August 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm #1203036581
I like Lover but I do have to say Taylor kinda keeps making the same album. Sure each album has their own nuances but overall all these songs could have been on Red, 1989 or Reputation aswell.August 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm #1203036886
I’m super surprised to say this considering how mediocre Taylor’s first singles for this album were (except for The Archer), but Lover is really good! Probably Taylor’s best album since 1989, even though I enjoyed Reputation a lot more than most people. I was expecting a super sacharine and sappy album, but there’s still plenty of wit and edge in many of these songs. I also love just how much variety there is in the album: lots of different music styles and beats, as well as a ton of vocal range. The lyric’s in this album are a large step up from Taylor’s last album too. And even though it’s mostly romantic songs, they don’t dominate the album as much as I thought they would. I guess it just goes to show that you can never just a Taylor Swift album by the first songs she releases.
My favorite songs so far are probably I Forgot That You Existed, Cruel Summer, The Man, I Think He Knows, Paper Rings, and Soon You’ll Get Better
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Best Screenplay: Judas and the Black MessiahAugust 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm #1203036941This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.August 23, 2019 at 9:29 pm #1203037064
I honestly didn’t know what I expected coming into the album. “ME!” and “You Need To Calm Down” were the definition of lacklustre, but I loved “Lover” and it’s creeping to be one of my all-time faves by her. On my first listen of the album I found it pretty boring and plagued with fillers, but I must say, it’s a grower. There are some obvious fillers, but also many standout tracks. The length of the album is a problem though. It could’ve been cut to 15 songs.
My main issue with the album is that Taylor took the major critics and music listeners opinion that ‘reputation’ was too dark and plain bad, then tried to re-create her “old” sound. Many songs were uninspired, formulaic and off as forced.
Overall, it’s a decent album. I’d give it a 7.3/10. Unlike seemingly everyone here, I actually find ‘reputation’ her best album, so ‘Lover’ is a decline to me.August 24, 2019 at 12:49 am #1203037212
The album is fucking dope. It’s the only the usual GD haters spewing their pathetic venom. Taylor is a fucking lyrical musical Genius. She has the gift of putting together a group of gorgeous songs that work in harmony. Taylor is the artist of this decade haters better drink until they are passed the fuck out in the backseat of cars!
Meet me at midnight…August 24, 2019 at 7:09 am #1203037413
I didn’t really like this album. Though I’m not a swift stan, I did like 1989 and most of reputation. I just felt these songs were not catchy or listener friendly. I think she needs to go back to Max Martin.Not now
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