Taylor Swift “Reputation” Review

Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album Reputation on November 10, 2017. A week after its release, the amount sold was tallied up to 1.28 million in the first week, and over 2 million sold in two weeks. Taylor released her album in a unique way, the first four songs were out: “…Ready For It?,” “Call It What You Want,” “Look What You Made Me Do,” and “Gorgeous.” Fans could only listen if they bought the whole album for fifteen dollars.  According to CNN, Reputation is the top-selling album of 2017.  It is much different from her past, she usually had upbeat, “in love” country songs, and recently she switched over to pop. In Reputation, she seems as if she is a warrior, letting people see her “reputation” as if she is fighting because she has had her heart broken in the past. This album features her hit singles “Look What You Made Me Do” and “…Ready For It?”

After I listened to this album, my favorite song would have to be “Call It What You Want.” This is one of the songs that gives a happy vibe, that she is happy with the man she has now. For example she says, “I want to wear his initial around my neck, not because he owns me, but because he knows me.” Taylor wants someone who she can trust to not lie to her once more, and she seems as if this man is found through the words of this song. She is saying “Call It what You Want, babe” because she may be head over heels, but does not know for sure how the man feels on the other side of the relationship.

“Look What You Made Me Do” is an upbeat, catchy song that everyone fell in love with. When you listen to it it makes you feel as if you are on top of the world and nothing can stop you. I just want to get up and dance around when this song comes on.  The words in this song describe how she feels after being hurt and lied to, and she wants revenge because her heart was broken too many times. She says, “I don’t like your little games, don’t like your tilted stage, the role you made me play of the fool, no, I don’t like you; I don’t like your perfect crime, how you laugh when you lie.”

Another featured song is “Ready For It?” and the words and tone seem as if she is talking to a man that she is going to be with, but not yet. For example, she says, “In the middle of the night in my dreams, you should see the things we do, baby… Are you ready for it?” In her dreams she imagines she is with the man she has been looking for all her life, but she does not know if he is ready for her, it seems as if she isn’t going to mess around this time and get her heart broken. She is ready to be serious.

Overall I really enjoy this album because anyone could easily relate to it when it comes to relationships. Highly recommended!