℗ 2020 Taylor Swift
This album takes more than one listen to fully comprehend everything going on in these stories (songs if you must). I swear, some of these could be on Netflix. I know everyone knows this is a lyrical masterpiece, but it is. These songs have immaculate and well thought out narratives, telling such creative stories. An emotional roller coaster, with happy calming songs like “invisible string” and ballads like “hoax” and “exile”. 130000000000/5 stars 🌟 ♥️
Folklore has some of the best written songs ever by Taylor. The lyrics are so thoughtful, and the story of Betty and James going through their lives is very intriguing. I enjoy that it is a more laid back approach so you can really focus on the lyrics. Taylor, you killed it. ❤️
Every single song in this album is perfection. I don’t think I could think of any other artist who has single handedly created an album with a set of songs that I literally ALL like. They’re all so different yet so cohesive. She couldn’t have done any better.
Taylor Swift is a rare combo of pop star and poet. Combining that with the magnificence of The National’s Aaron Dessner, has made some pretty high art with a pop sensibility. Now, the storytelling... Taylor Swift will be remembered by history as pop star, poet, cool human, and one of the best musical storytellers to ever live.
after listening to evermore, i am still convinced that this album is her best yet. although it remains upbeat and happy it lets us explore more of a lyrical basis for her. i am in no way a musician or a proffesional music reviewer but if i were i would give this five stars no question .
folklore is a statement that Taylor is an amazing artist, it so well detailed and there is only one bad song in the album (peace), reputation & Lover (combined) can't even come close to the excellence of this album
Every song on this album is depressing! Since having someone buy all her original music Taylor Swift cannot write or sing a song that has upbeat tone! She needs to challenge herself again to sing a song with an upbeat tone!
I am one of Taylor’s hugest fans. But this album and Evermore is something I would not want to play at a party or when chilling with friends. Or ever.... I just hate these two low boring mellow homely nothing special bland albums. I did say hate... I hate them.
Not a Taylor Swift fan but can appreciate her talent as a songwriter. I find this album to be in the realm of Americana and singer/songwriter material. I definitely appreciate the stripped down and raw approach to the album. Kudos to Taylor for trying something different and picking up a new fan.
I had never thought a lot about Taylor until Folklore. Watching the streaming special on Disney+ and am enchanted. The ingenuity the recording industry is using to keep gems like this being recorded and released. Grammy needs not forget this one come nomination time.
This is taylor swift for real in all her glory she's writing about other things that aren't herself and some of the fans have a issue with that - but the writing is top notch. This album isn't boring you are and the album is a mood. Headphones and several listens - make sure you're in the mood to feel mellow happy or mellow sad etc. This one of my favorite albums she's done - I love Mirror ball, August, sever, the 1, the lakes, the best, but I won't skip any of the others I just don't go listening to them as much as I might the ones mentioned.
This album helped me through a rough time in the military. Covid response in a new place with no one. It was perfectly timed and will always remind me of that time in my life, binge listening in the middle of the night in my Jeep with the top down.