What Are People Saying About Taylor Swift’s New Album ‘Midnights’?
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Last week, the tenth studio album from iconic singer-songwriter Taylor Swift officially made its debut. The album, titled Midnights, was long awaited and much anticipated, and so far it seems it didn’t disappoint. Read on below to hear what people are saying about Taylor Swift’s brand new album, Midnights.
Breaking streaming records
Last Friday, October 21st, was the day Midnights was officially released. That day, Swift broke two Spotify streaming records, in addition to having impressive streaming numbers on other platforms. Midnight became the most-streamed album ever in a single day on Spotify, and Taylor Swift herself became the most-streamed artist in a single day on the same platform.
Critic and fan ratings
It seems that the millions of fans who listened to Midnights immediately after it was released weren’t disappointed, as the album scores very high on review sites among both critics and fans. On review aggregator site Metacritic, for example, the album scored 85 out of 100 from critics and 8.4 out of 10 from fans. Glowing reviews from fans and critics said things such as “She has done it again. Taylor Swift can do no wrong” and “Taylor proved once again that she is the artist of our generation.”
Subtle but confident
The consensus among critics and fans seems to be that Midnights is a fantastic representation of Swift’s subtle but confident style. The album isn’t in your face, shouting for recognition, but instead includes a collection of well-written songs that don’t rely on cheap catchy tunes and lyrics.
Swift has had a long career and an impressive 10 studio albums now, and Midnights stands as a testament to the growth that she’s had over her career. Taylor Swift has always been the kind of artist you can learn to love even more over time, and the new album perfectly embodies that. As one critic from The Independent said, “The subtle melodies of Midnights take time to sink their claws in. But Swift’s feline vocal stealth and assured lyrical control ensures she keeps your attention.”
A political twist
The new album included several political references, including a line found in “Anti-Hero” which said, “Did you hear my covert narcissism I disguise as altruism like some kind of congressman?” In the music video for the song, Swift can be seen in the music video for the song wearing a pin that says “Vote for me for everything.” Swift tends to be somewhat reserved about politics and has only mentioned her political views on a few occasions.
Great work by collaborator Jack Antonoff
One collaborator who was a major driving factor on this album was singer-songwriter Jack Antonoff. Antonoff, who is the lead singer of the rock band Bleachers and played guitar and drums for the pop rock band Fun., helped write and produce the album. Antonoff is credited as a co-writer on eleven of the album’s thirteen tracks. Antonoff has been credited as a producer on eight of Swift’s ten albums, two of which won Grammy awards for Album of the Year.