Reputation by Taylor Swift Review


Grace Lester, Managing Editor

Grammy award winner Taylor Swift’s sixth album, Reputation, was released Nov. 11. Reputation’s edgy vibes bring something new to the table opposed to Swift’s previous album, 1989, which was much lighter.


Reputation portrays a dark aura with songs like “Getaway Car,” “I Did Something Bad,” “Look What You Made Me Do” and  “…Ready For It.” In these songs, Swift depicts herself as good girl come unhinged when she says “I’ve got a list of names and yours is in red, underlined.”


Swift even has her first rapper appear on her second track “End Game,” and it features Ed Sheeran who toured with her for the album Red and featured on “Everything can change.”


However, she does keep the album light by sprinkling some slower songs such as “Delicate,” “New Year’s Day” and “King of my Heart.”


It is refreshing to have a celebrity mock themselves in their work like in “Look What you made me do” with lyrics like “Honey, I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time” referring to this past year when she kept out of the paparazzi’s eye.


She also has her petty moments with “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things,” which relates to the media scandal when Kim Kardashian West recorded Swift on the phone and posted it online “Friends don’t try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you.”

Despite the first impression of the album with the single “Look What You Made Me Do” being a little nauseating, overall Reputation was pretty prime.