Review:: 1989 | Taylor Swift

Taylor’s album, 1989,
reveals her significant musical transformation as she deserts her country roots
and embraces full-fledged pop. If you were at all skeptical at first by her
first outrageous pop single, “Shake It Off”, be assured that the rest of the
album is worth the listen. She is still the Taylor we all know and love,
sprinkling her songs with doses of fiery pangs to ex-lovers through catchy
lyrics and chorus’. While many mainstream pop artists now have incorporated
R&B and hip-hop influences in their music conforming to whats popular,1989 sets Taylor apart from the rest as
she uses unique romanticism and whimsical, dreamy sounds that work well with
her soft voice showing us a side of her we haven’t exactly heard before.

In this album, she experiments with more modern pop elements
mixed with indie sounding melodies in the tracks “Out of The Woods” and “I Wish
You Would”, invoking dreamy synthesizing beats of the drums familiar in more
modern alternative/indie songs from the likes of the group HAIM. She offers a
solid variety of upbeat and mellow tracks each filled with emotion in the
signature T. Swift style, making it the perfect devotion to girl power.

She doesn’t disappoint her devoted fans while she still possesses the same
angry angst of a hopeless romantic, leaving her days of innocence behind and
blunt lyrics speak for themselves in the popular tracks, “Blank Space”, “All
You Had To Do Was Stay” and “How You Get The Girl”. Overall the album makes for
a carefree, upbeat listening experience.

Release Date:
Rating: 4/5
Run Time: ~48 mins

Track Listing:
1. Welcome To New York
2. Blank Space
3. Style
4. Out Of The Woods
5. All You Had To Do Was Stay
6. Shake It Off
7. I Wish You Would
8. Bad Blood
9. Wildest Dreams
10. How You Get The Girl
11. This Love
12. I Know Places
13. Clean

Written by Kelsey Rzepecki