Taylor Swift - folklore
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  • It is amazing that Miss Americana continues to infect one young generation after another
  • On this scale, folklore is definitely pop
  • In general, I consider it to be the most stable Swift release since Speak Now
  • For example, mirrorball is unlike anything else
  • Taylor Swift bet on the wrong guys or did it at the wrong time

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      “Dad, do you know Taylor Swift?”

      Aaron Dessner was asked this question by his eight-year-old daughter. Through the mouth of a baby she spoke the truth, because that day a musician from The National recorded one of the songs on “folklore”. “No” - Dessner brazenly deceived the child. The release had to be hidden from even the smallest fans. It is amazing that Miss Americana continues to infect one young generation after another.

      In the sixteen hours between the album’s announcement and release, folklore was seen as an opportunity to reunite fathers and children, befriending hipsters with poptimists who grew up on Speak Now or Lover. It didn’t work out very well. The first - are outraged by the next pop


      splash. The latter are either frightened by the sudden interest of their parents, or they claim that Taylor has conquered another genre.

      Taylor Swift’s music up to and including Red - is it country or not country? Is folklore pop or not pop? Let’s use a formula proven by experience. A good pop album offers popular songs, but overall it sounds good. A good folk album is full of good songs, but overall it sounds like a cat on the vet’s table. On this scale, folklore is definitely pop.

      Dont be upset. At least it’s not Man of the Woods. Remember? Justin Timberlake also listened to Bon Iver and failed disgracefully. folklore is a much higher quality album. In general, I

      consider it to be the most stable Swift release since Speak Now. Take the most pleasant song “exile” about the inevitable parting. For the first time, Taylor shifts the focus from the poor thing to the guilty partner, for the first time looks at the relationship with different eyes.

      There is a belief that folklore is Swift’s first album from the third person. Fans make you listen to the “hidden” story in a specific order. “Cardigan”, “betty” and “august” - some kind of no, but still a triptych about a love triangle. Although in reality it seems that these are just storytellers from Fearless and Speak Now. Musically the most promising track here is a resort romance with “august”, but ...


      • Taylor Swift - folklore
      its high-pitched vocal impulses end on the familiar beat of “Glad He’s Gone” from Tove Lu.

      There are still echoes of reputation on this album. For the anti-patriarchal song “the last great american dynasty” Swift opened Wikipedia, retelling the biography of the owner of her mansion to the smallest detail, giving it a poetic form and decided that it was folk. And she still managed to turn the composition over so that she herself was in its center. It looks like Taylor is great at managing anger, because in the skirmish with the label “my tears ricochet” there is no progression, and the metaphors with sea battles and all possible elements are more like awkward euphemisms. More suitable artillery pulls

      up on “mad woman” in the style of Fiona Apple’s “Relay.” For her, Taylor had to pay with an ambiguous line, which will appear in girls’ tapes for a long time.

      There are not so many really authentic compositions on folklore. For example, “mirrorball” is unlike anything else. If you do not get into the wretched comparison with a disco ball, you will get a good song from the magical world of Narnia or the “Night Circus”. For “epiphany” Taylor should have received additional points, because the song is dedicated to doctors on the front of the war against the pandemic. It is a pity that such elegies remain only a pleasant gesture, not being fixed in the musical canon.

      The most offensive of all for the second in order and tenderness composition “cardigan”. I would like to listen to it again and again, if it was not sung by Lana del Rey before. The same breaths, the same keyboards, the same emotions of Alicia Vikander from the black-and-white short film of The National album of the same name. But it turned out to be almost the worst in their discography! Bon Iver also didn’t shine on his last i, i. It is possible that Dessner and Vernon saved the very juice for their indietronic duo Big Red Machine. Taylor Swift bet on the wrong guys or did it at the wrong time. folklore doesn’t light a fire in the soul. And it’s a pity to throw it away.




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