Taylor Swift’s girl-next-door reputation filled up our childhood memories as she dominated the charts with a mix of country and pop music. Swift’s newest album, “Reputation,” seems to leave this behind, as she taps into new styles of music, showing the world that the curly-haired teenager really is “dead.”
The album is full of parallels to fueds Swift has experienced with other celebrities, and many fans have picked out lyrics that call out Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, along with Katy Perry, and previous boyfriends of Swift.
The album has been very successful, dominating the pop music charts, and making fans go wild. “Reputation” sold more than 700,000 copies in the first day according to Billboard, having the best opening week of any album this year. Many fans claim that “Reputation” is Swift’s most dynamic album, containing many different styles while still being incredibly coercive.
The album dropped in early November, and is currently only available for purchase in stores or on iTunes. In the past, Swift has been an advocate for artist rights, not partnering with streaming companies, stating that the treatment towards artists in these companies was lacking. She has since allowed for some of her albums to be used on Spotify, but it is doubtful that her newest album will be released anytime soon.
Her hit “Look What You Made Me Do” was released on YouTube in August along with “Ready For It,” both accompanied by music videos. The videos were extremely successful, her song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” racked up more around 800 million views. This success created a strong foundation for the following release of the rest of her album.
While some critic her change in style, many fans see the “new Taylor” as a milestone in her music career. The album has been met with extreme support by many, and fans look forwards to see what other albums Swift will produce in the future.