Albums to Listen To Instead of Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

It’s that time again. That’s right, a new Taylor Swift album! I have a complicated relationship with Taylor and her work. Pretty much every album she’s ever made consists of the following: – Several songs that I truly despise, either because I find their production obnoxious, their lyrics problematic, or some combination of both. – Several okay songs that I didn’t truly despise initially, but … Continue reading Albums to Listen To Instead of Taylor Swift’s “Lover”

An Album a Day: Lover

August 23, Lover by Taylor Swift Genre: Pop Year: 2019 Runtime: 61:48 Total Number of Tracks: 18  Songs you might know: – “Lover” – “The Archer” – “You Need to Calm Down” – “ME!” (ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco)  My prior relationship with the album: I listened to all four songs that dropped prior to the album’s release (the four listed above), and liked … Continue reading An Album a Day: Lover

An Album a Day: reputation

August 22, reputation by Taylor Swift Genre: Synthpop, with a touch of rap/hip hop influence that probably doesn’t actually belong here.  Year:  2017 Runtime: 55:38  Total Number of Tracks: 15 Songs you might know: – “…Ready For It?” – “End Game” (ft. Future and Ed Sheeran) – “Delicate” – “Look What You Made Me Do”  My prior relationship with the album: The lead single of reputation was “Look What You Made … Continue reading An Album a Day: reputation

An Album a Day: 1989 (Deluxe Edition)

August 21, Taylor Swift (Bonus Track Version) by Taylor Swift Genre: Synthpop  Year: 2014 Runtime: 68:37 Total Number of Tracks: 19. This includes 13 songs that are also on the standard version, 3 additional songs, and 3 tracks that give you behind-the-scenes looks at the creative process behind some of the standard edition songs (“I Know Places,” “I Wish You Would,” and “Blank Space.”)  Songs you might … Continue reading An Album a Day: 1989 (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: Red (Deluxe Edition)

August 20, Red (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: A hodgepodge of different sorts of pop that’s not quite as synth-focused as Taylor’s more recent music, but certainly not country except for like three songs.  Year: 2012 Runtime: 90:27 Total Number of Tracks: 21. This consists of the 16 songs from the standard edition, 3 bonus songs, and 3 bonus versions of standard edition songs.  Songs you … Continue reading An Album a Day: Red (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition)

August 19, Speak Now (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country, but also with a touch more rock instrumentation than a typical country record.  Year: 2010 Runtime: 92:16 Total Number of Tracks: 20, including six bonus tracks not on the standard edition. Of those six, three are additional songs, the other three are additional versions of songs from the standard edition.  Songs you might know: – “Mine” … Continue reading An Album a Day: Speak Now (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition)

August 18, Fearless (Platinum Version) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country Year: 2008 Runtime: 79:19 Total Number of Tracks: 19, 13 of which are on the standard edition. Of the Songs you might know: – “Fifteen” – “Love Story” – “White Horse” – “You Belong With Me” My prior relationship with the album: Fearless was one of those albums that I probably wouldn’t have hated as much as I did … Continue reading An Album a Day: Fearless (Platinum Edition)

An Album a Day: Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)

August 17, Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition) by Taylor Swift Genre: Country Year: 2006 Runtime: 54:03  Total Number of Tracks: 15, including the 11 songs from the standard edition, three exclusive songs, and an additional “pop version” of “Teardrops on My Guitar” Songs you might know: – “Tim McGraw” – “Picture to Burn” – “Teardrops on My Guitar” – “Should’ve Said No” – “Our Song” My prior relationship … Continue reading An Album a Day: Taylor Swift (Deluxe Edition)

An Album a Day: Pickin’ Up the Pieces

July 10, Pickin’ Up the Pieces by Fitz and the Tantrums  Genre: Motown, but also not Motown, as it’s not on the Motown label plus it’s from 2010. But you know what I mean.  Year: 2010 Runtime: 36:10 Total Number of Tracks: 10 Songs you might know: – “MoneyGrabber” – “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” My prior relationship with the album: “MoneyGrabber” was one of those songs … Continue reading An Album a Day: Pickin’ Up the Pieces

An Album a Day: Dedicated

June 25, Dedicated by Carly Rae Jepsen Genre: Pop Year: 2019 Runtime: 54:06 Total Number of Tracks: 15* (Wikipedia says that if you buy the physical copy, the last two songs are Target exclusive bonus tracks. However, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music all seem to consider these 15 songs standard, and let’s be real, that’s how you’d probably be listening anyway.)  Songs you might know: … Continue reading An Album a Day: Dedicated