Out of the woods, Taylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ heralds the return of a pop-music mastermind.
The songs are familiarly catchy, but they’re also unexpectedly dark and heavy with emotions. (Even though, the band had yet to name themselves.) The album has one of the most unique soundscapes of any pop album I’ve ever heard, which is a great thing for anyone who was a fan of Taylor Swift’s old albums. Swift’s songs have been a little hit or miss, ranging from good to terrible, but it doesn’t hurt to listen. I found myself digging “Blank Space” more than ever as it made me smile and feel happy and I found myself smiling at “You Need to Calm Down” as the lyrics were a great reminder of a time when I used to let my self-loathing get in the way of things. This album has no question marks placed on it (for a song like “Blank Space” where it’s just about not letting anything bad happen), but it also has no question marks placed on it (for a song like “You Need to Calm Down” where it’s about not judging yourself). The songs are easy to listen to, fun to listen to and easy on my ears, they are the perfect soundtrack for summer. If this is what Taylor Swift brings us in 2012, I want to be a fan of her music every single day of the year.
Haven’t heard it yet, but I’m really enjoying it. I also listened to “I Knew You Were Trouble” the other day, and I’ve also been listening to “Blank Space” and “The Best Days of Our Lives”.
I’ve never liked “Shake It Off” or any of Taylor’s songs, or listened to any of them… But this is cool and I like it. I mean I’m not going to be buying one right now but it’s nice to hear her take on music.
It was good, it was just not my thing. I thought the song was about how she is just a human and not some divine being like Jesus that can do anything, but was in fact a metaphor on