Reputation is out and it is wonderful. Now I want to talk all the feels, all the thoughts and all the emotions with you.
You may not know this about me but I have been a hardcore fan of Taylor Swifts for 10 years now and honestly I am so proud of her for making this album. Admittedly I had my doubts about it, especially after the first single came out, but she did not disappoint me. Seriously. I haven’t listened to anything else since Reputation was released.
I am going to talk about the songs individually starting with ‘least favourite’ (although I don’t despise any of the songs) to ‘the songs I can’t stop listening to because I am obsessed with them’.
Look What You Made Me Do –
This is what started my doubts about reputation. When I first heard it I really did not like it. I don’t hate it now and I really like the verses, but I do sometimes skip it. I do love ‘I’ll be the actress staring in your bad dreams’.
So It Goes… –
I feel like Taylor albums always has that one song for me that I find beautiful but forgetful (sorry Taylor). 1989 was This Love, RED was Sad, Beautiful, Tragic. This is reputations.
King of My Heart
I don’t really like the sound on this one just before the chorus starts. Kinda hurts my ears. This is kind of like the Bad Blood of this album. There are parts of the song that don’t belong in the song. But I do like the end verse with ‘say you fancy me not fancy stuff yes all at once this is enough.’
Dancing With Our Hands Tied
I can imagine this playing in school discos and getting everyone on the floor. This almost has an old time feel to it (or is it just me?) This captures how freeing it can feel to dance with the one you love in a crowd of people and just feeling on top of the world.
This is a song about fancying someone on a night out. It’s kind of a break from the songs about the heavy emotions and is just fun, cute and flirty. I love the lyric ‘guess I’ll just stumble on home to my cats… alone… unless you wanna come along *wink*.
End Game –
This song is smooth and almost hip hop but, honestly, could’ve done without Futures bit. Not because I don’t like his music but I just don’t think his verse adds anything (plus, I wanted more Ed.) I do love the ‘I swear I don’t love the drama, it loves me’ line.
…Ready For It? –
Baby, let the games begin. This is such a great opener for the album. Plus I love the music video. Favourite lyric, ‘Burton to this Taylor’.
It wouldn’t be track 5 if it was an emotionally vulnerable song. With the lyrics ‘my reputation’s never been worse, so you must like me for me’ and the fact that it’s called Delicate shows the uncertainty at the beginning of a relationship.
This is a very sexy song that the more I listen to it, the more I like it. So many great lyrics in this song. I love ‘I’m spilling wine in the bath tub, you kiss my face and we’re both drunk’ and the entire end verse with ‘even in my worst times, you could see the best in me.’ Beautiful. She seems to be really happy.
I Did Something Bad –
This is where we get into the songs I’m obsessed with. I lost my shit when she said shit, also ‘they’re burning all the witches even if you aren’t one, so light me up’ is going on my grave.
Don’t Blame Me –
This song. Her voice has improved so much on this album and it’s most relevant on this song. The notes she hits are insane.
Instant new favourite, and I feel like that’s a shared consensus with anyone who’s listened to this album. I really hope this gets a music video that follows the Bonnie and Clyde theme.
Call It What You Want
When this came out as a promotional single it was the first time when I thought ‘okay, this album has the potential of becoming my new favourite thing.’ It’s so beautiful, so personal. It’s emotionally raw and honestly, Joe Alwyn, you’re doing great sweety. This whole song is perfection.
New Years Day
This is a very loud album with a lot of electronic instruments and a lot of emotions. When I first listened to it I danced so much I was worn out. Then this came on. This quiet acoustic song with just a piano and a gentle guitar. It felt like the end of a party does. When you can almost hear the quiet (if that makes sense.) Also this has one of the most beautiful lyrics I have ever heard ‘please don’t ever become a stranger whose laugh I could recognise anywhere.’ Ugh, it’s beautiful.
This Is Why Can’t Have Nice Things
Swifties new bad ass anthem. Just a huge middle finger up to probably and whole bunch of people and I am LIVING FOR IT. She basically sings this as if she is dealing with children. Favourite lyrics (there’s a lot.) ‘did you think I wouldn’t hear all the things you said about me? ‘But I’m not the only friend you’ve lost lately, if only you weren’t so SHADY.’ ‘Here’s to my real friends, they don’t care about the he said she said.’ And finally ‘here’s to you, cause forgiveness is a nice thing to do… HAHAHA I CAN’T EVEN SAY IT WITH A STRAIGHT FACE.’ This is the petty I live for. Ugh, it’s so fun.
So those are my thoughts and feelings on reputation. Let me know your favourite song on this album.
Thanks for reading,