Tuesday, October 28, 2014

It feels like I've been waiting for Taylor Swift's new album for the longest time and I was so excited to finally hear it. Like with each of her albums, I chilled out on my bed, liner notes in hand, ready to go, and listened.

After the initial shock of ohmygoshnewTaylormusic, I actually had thoughts about each of the songs and which ones could become my favorites, {a very hard decision to make.} and I've written them down for you.
Disclaimer: These are very biased and all over the place thoughts. Now that that's out of the way.......

Welcome to New York: I feel like Taylor always has really good opening tracks, and I fell in love with this one the moment she released it. It makes me want to take the next flight to NY and stay for a really long time.

Blank Space: Definitely on my top five. The beat is so catchy and the lyrics are clever in her most signature way.

Style: More of a retro feel that I really love and the hook is genius.

Out of the Woods: Jam. So much jam.

All You Had To Do Was Stay: Another catchy beat. My favorite line? "People like me are gone forever when you say goodbye."

Shake It Off: Twenty years from now I will still be yelling the words to this song alone in my car. Callin' it now.

I Wish You Would: After all these years she still likes talking about 2AM. The lyrics are kind of sad when you think about it.

Bad Blood: The chorus might be one of my favorite things ever. Yes.

Wildest Dreams: So. much. Lana Del Rey. Makes me long for a duet. Also, the vocal range on this track kills.

How You Get the Girl: Adorable. I feel like this could be in one of those cliche movies where the guy comes running up to the girl's doorstep in the rain. And I would love it.

This Love: So pretty and although I've never been in love, this track makes me more aware of the beautiful and terrifying feelings that come with it. The "oh"s in the chorus are everything.

I Know Places: Really like the concept of this song. Favorite line? "They are the hunters, we are the foxes."

Clean: Perfect closing track. Sad and beautiful. Her secret message in the album notes for this one is "She lost him but she found herself and somehow that was everything." And that makes me feel all kinds of things. 

Bonus tracks:
Wonderland: More of a dark song that I really love.

You Are In Love: More of the emotions that come with falling in love and it's put together wonderfully.

New Romantics: This is more of an empowering track and super fun. I want to live by the line "We are too busy dancing to get knocked off our feet."

Before this album, Red was my favorite. Lyrically and emotionally, it struck something in me. This time though, Taylor has outdone herself. Okay, so the girl could decide to sing the contents of a take-out menu and I'd be all over it, but this album is beautiful and fun and unexpected and so Taylor. I'm in love.

Listen to these now:

Blank Space by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

Out Of The Woods by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

Bad Blood by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

Clean by Taylor Swift on Grooveshark

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