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  • Paul Sheehan
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    Keep the conversation going from Part 1 here.

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    Grigorakis
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    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.

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    The One And Only of Gold Derby.
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    Best Songs Are: Cruel Summer, Miss America & The Heartbreak Prince, Soon You’ll Get Better, and Paper Rings.

    That is the truth.

    No exceptions.

    A Rival To Thatcher’s Reign.

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    WildforFilm
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    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).

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    Final2
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    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!

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    JustGuy89
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    The album is a fucking bop! Taylor did that!
    My standouts:
    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.

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    Faux architect
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    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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    Eva Green was not nominated for an Emmy for Penny Dreadful.

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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: 8.1/10

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    Robinladen
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    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.

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    TS obsessed haters after it turns out “Lover” is being better received than Reputation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VROq0SBlvNA

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    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

    For Your Consideration:

    Best Picture: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Ford v Ferrari
    Best Director: Bong-Joon Ho, Taika Waititi, Todd Phillips
    Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Pattinson, Roman Griffin Davis, Christian Bale
    Best Actress: Lupita Nyong'o
    Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, Song Kang-Ho, Sam Rockwell, Al Pacino
    Best Supporting Actress: Thomasin McKensie, Cho Yeo-Jeong
    Best Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit, Joker
    Best Original Screenplay: Parasite, Ford v Ferrari

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    I Forgot That You Existed – 5/10
    The production is kinda bland and the lyrics are kinda basic for Taylor Swift’s standards. I also don’t like when singers talk/laugh on their tracks unless it’s pseudo-rapping but that’s just my thing.

    Cruel Summer – 3.5/10
    Overrated. It definitely would’ve been an underwhelming first single. I still think she should’ve opened the era with either YNTCD or Lover (song). This sounds like the budget version of Wildest Dreams mixed with Hard Feelings by Lorde.

    Lover – 6/10
    This is a sweet love song but it just feels weirdly Lana-Del-Rey-ish and falls a bit flat in the production. It’s still decent.

    The Man – 2/10
    Points for trying????

    The Archer – 5/10
    This song’s placing feels kinda weird (specially after The Man). It reminds me of Swinging Party by Lorde and feels a bit weak production-wise. It’s lyrics are alright. I think this would’ve sounded better if it were placed on another part of the album.

    I Think He Knows – 6/10
    This sounds like Carly Rae Jepsen.

    Miss Americana & The Hearbreak Prince – 8.5/10
    Now, if you want to talk about QUALITY Taylor Swift music, this is it. The simili between the characters and real-life politics in America, the setting in this imaginary high-school, the whole commentary on the “Boys will be boys” rhetoric. Great song, probably the first song to grab me.

    Paper Rings – 3/10
    Can we go back to Miss Americana again please?

    Cornelia Street – 5/10
    The production, once again, is bland, which is a shame cuz the lyrics are actually pretty sweet and would make a pretty good pop song. This just feels like a Maggie Rogers track without the intensity and honesty Maggie has in her voice.

    Death by a Thousand Cuts – 8/10
    Another Maggie Rogers type of song, but this one actually works. I love that arpeggiated harp/guitar/synth in the back.

    London Boy – 4/10
    Um this is kinda new-Panic! at the Disco meets Melanie Martinez. You really can’t make a whole song about such a boring topic.

    Soon You’ll Get Better – 4/10
    This is giving me Kacey Musgraves vibes, but the thing is I’d rather listen to that Golden Hour than this. Overrated IMO. The Dixie Chicks barely do anything.

    False God – 3/10
    Boring.

    You Need to Calm Down – 6/10
    If you can ignore the weird narrative of “Me…and also, the gays, but mostly me” this song is alright.

    Afterglow – 8.5/10
    This song kinda gives me Lana vibes but mixed with a bit of Coldplay and I actually think it’s one of the few standouts. I actually love that hook. Probably tied with with Miss Americana for the best track. That hook reminds me of someone but I can’t quite pinpoint who it is exactly.

    ME! – 3.5/10
    Shouldn’t have removed the “Hey kids! sPeLLinG iS fUn!!!!!!”. It was cringy but it was memorable at least.

    It’s Nice to Have a Friend – 6/10
    I wanted this to break into a trap-banger so bad. Kinda reminds me of Unholy by Miley Cyrus for some reason.

    Daylight – 5/10
    I would’ve switched this song and The Archer.

    This whole album just felt boring IMO. Nothing really stood out except Miss Americana, Afterglow, Death by a Thousand Cuts and maybe Lover.
    4.5/10

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    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.

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    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!

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    classicalandpop
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    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.

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