For months, Swift provided fans with hints about her new “1989” album and finally, it is available for purchase. She started the journey to stardom in 2006 with a self-titled country set and then worked feverishly to sell millions of the “Fearless” album. While she still holds on to her country roots Swift has crossed over into other genres, pushing her success to new heights.
At just 24-years old, Swift stands behind her new album although most people think while it is good it does not meet the same standards as her earlier work. Although the “1989” album talks about relationships as does all her work, it does branch out to other topics. For this reason, it is expected to do well but whether it will outsell her other albums is yet to be seen.
- Blank Space – One of the favorite songs on the new “1989” album hints at failed relationships with lyrics such as “Boys only want love if it’s torture” and “You look like my next mistake”
- Out of the Woods – Listeners love this song and even consider it to be near perfect
- All You Had to do was Stay – While Swift writes the majority of her songs, this one was created by Max Martin. The song is more for the younger crowed but overall, considered above average.
- Shake it Off – The nice thing about this “1989” song is that it shows Swift’s honesty and personality. The vocals are fun and choral phrases catchy. Fans agree that “Shake it Off” provides nice new elements not usually associated with Swift’s type of work.
- Bad Blood – This is without a doubt, a metaphor with lyrics that most people find somewhat annoying. It also features soft clichés, a weak beat, and a bratty tone, leading to its low marks.
- I Wish You Would – While the song has potential, the tempo is way too fast for the kind of performance Swift gives. It has a distinct 90’s vibe that does not fit her typical talent.
- This Love – This particular song is probably one of the best on the “1989” album. It boasts doubled vocals that emphasize Swift’s vocal tics, the harmonies are incredible, and it is tender and sentimental.
- Clean – This too leaves listeners wanting more, with its nice rhythm section and interesting textural pings. While not at the top of the list, “Clean” is a decent song.
The “1989” album also features “Wildest Dreams”, which is also one of the better songs, “How you Get the Girl” that unfortunately falls short of expectations, and “I Know Places”, a combination of two songs that challenge Swifts vocals.