Taylor Swift is definitely in the list of overrated singers. I never heard of her until 2012. I heard the song “State of Grace” once and i liked it, but that was the only songs from Swift that I liked until 2014 when she released 1989 her fifth studio album. She went full pop tart with an album inspired from the songs of the 80s. The only other thing I knew of Swift was her long list of ex-lovers. She even stated in the song “Blank Space” from her new album, “Got a long list of ex-lovers / They’ll tell you I’m insane / But I’ve got a blank space, baby / And I’ll write your name,”
The best songs were “Style”, “Blank Space”, “This Love”, and “Shake It Off”. The worst song is “I Know Places”. It sounds like she ran out of ideas.
Overall, I think this album works for Swift because of the heavy synthesizers used to create the 80s synth-pop. Her voice is paper thin and kind of generic so the great music and production helps mask it. Swift’s songs are the type that you hear them over and over until eventually you surrender your good taste for a little cotton candy. 6/10.