REVIEW: Swift releases new album

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The pop star released her latest album ‘1989’ in October.
"1989" is releasing in October

By Dakota Palmer
Staff Writer/Spectator

After fans everywhere waited for what seemed to be forever, Taylor Swift has released her highly anticipated album, “1989.” 

The pop singer sold approximately 1.3 million copies of her album in its first week, making it the first album to go platinum this year. “1989” also has the highest sales in a week for an album since Eminem’s “The Eminem Show” in 2002. 

The album sales say it all; the album is fantastic. Staying with her normal theme, the majority of Swift’s songs on this CD are about falling in love and breaking up.

However, these songs are not as annoying as past hits of hers (I’m looking at you, “Love Story” and “22”).

This album is not whiny like it normally is, making one want to sincerely give it a chance.

It incorporates various musical styles like rap, pop, hip hop and alternative, giving it a nice variety of songs.

One of the songs, “Blank Space,” has a great beat and pretty good lyrics for any teenage girl to enjoy.

This song is one that will hopefully become more popular, because it deserves a lot of recognition.

The song is very catchy and in the first verse says, “Saw you there, and I thought oh my god/Look at that face/You look like my next mistake.” Great lyrics.

“Wildest Dreams” is another great song. It has a darker tone, but once again, perfect for a teenage girl.

“Say you’ll remember me/ Standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset, babe/Say you’ll see me again, even if it’s just in your wildest dreams.”

The song is pretty catchy and sweet, so it is quite enjoyable.

Taylor Swift released her first album nearly 10 years ago, and that is when she started to bloom as a huge star.

Now, 10 years later, she is more famous than she probably ever thought she would be.

Recently, the star’s record label, Big Machine, has made the decision to remove all of Swift’s music from Spotify.

Swift and her label believe that Spotify is not paying artists enough money; she says, “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment that I don’t feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music.”

Overall, the album is really good. I do not consider myself a Taylor Swift fan, but I really liked the CD as a whole.

However, the fact that she is acting like a super-diva nowadays takes away from it a little bit.

Dakota Palmer is the staff writer for The Spectator. She can be reached by ae.spectator@gmail.com