I’m almost positive that this will expose my bizarre music taste, but oh well! Please don’t judge me too much ~ I will explain the slightly more questionable songs, rest assured!
1. betty – Taylor Swift
A wholesome song with a wholesome message with some not-so-wholesome words. Listen to folklore it’s amazing.
2. CALI SUPERBLOOM – push baby
I love push baby sO MUCH. There songs are perfect as you can both vibe and relate to them and the music video for this song… *mwah* magnifique
3. Don’t Just Stand There Do Something – Kaiser Chiefs
No explanation needed 😜
4. London Boy – Taylor Swift
Okay, maybe, just maybe I have an obsession with a certain pop goddess, but can you really blame me?!
5. Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Just thinking about this song makes me casually bop my head up and down, of course it’s on my phone!
6. Mamma Mia – ABBA
I am aware I have an eclectic taste in tunes. Doesn’t mean I can’t love ABBA!
7. Land of Lola – Kinky Boots
I’m a Performing Arts student who dreams of playing Lauren in Kinky Boots, did you really expect anything else?!
8. Killer Queen – Queen
Honestly, unpopular opinion, my all time favourite Queen song. I love the historical links and mmm it’s catchy. Don’t forget the harmonies!! Whenever I listen to the “she’ll absolutely drive you wi-ild” part, I’m almost certain that part of my soul goes to heaven.
9. Gangsta’s Paradise – Coolio
What a bop. That’s all.
10. She’s So Lovely – Scouting For Girls
Awee my childhood!! I used to sing this song all the time! I still love Scouting For Girls now so it’s nice that nothing has changed 🙂 Old habits die hard, what can I say? And good bands never die, this band is no exception!
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So I’m meant to be writing about something I struggle with, but mentally I’m doing better than normal and I really don’t want to write about things which make me sad because then I’ll be sad. Does that make sense?
However, I don’t want to just throw you so I’ve decided to write about something else.
By the time this comes out, Taylor Swift’s folklore album will be out officially. I’m in love with this album so I’ve decided to review the album as a whole and share my honest thoughts and feelings.
This is a bit different so please let me know if you enjoy it and I’ll write more like this.
When I first listened to this album, all I could think about was how calming yet relatable all the songs where. It pays homage to lots of Swift’s early songs where she just played an acoustic guitar. I like how all the albums are in black and white because it just reinforces the aesthetic style she’s showing here. Also the fact she wrote an entire album during lockdown puts us all to shame. All I’ve really done is watch a load of Netflix. (I was trying to think about other things but that’s pretty much it… oops).
There are sixteen songs on this album so I’m going to try go into each of them and my thoughts on them.
Track listing and Thoughts
the 1 – the melody is amazing and the lyrics are so raw and I just think it’s so catchy in a perfect way.
cardigan – Honestly my favourite song of the whole album. It’s the perfect amount of angst and the lyrics and melody combined is perfectly haunting.
the last great american dynasty – so quirky and slightly upbeat and based on a true story. Rolling Stone did a full article about the backstory which is a really fascinating read and talks about the songs star, Rebekah Harkness and Easter eggs you may have missed. Check that out here.
exile – truthfully, not my favourite song. However, Bon Iver’s and Taylor Swift’s voices together is the most gorgeous thing I think I have ever heard. Personally, I find it slightly too slow but the lyrics hit home.
my tears ricochet – a gorgeous song yet again, with ever-current and relatable lyrics.
mirrorball – being brutally honest here, I find this a relatively skippable song out of all of them. The high notes may give me chills, but, it’s honestly a pretty forgettable song.
seven – strong lullaby vibes from this song. A perfect mix of her old songs and her more recent work but somehow still sounding new and fresh.
august – a calming song with a fascinating chorus with a plethora of notes. It’s also called August which I think is super cute because eeeyyyy birthdayyyy
this is me trying – lyrics which as much as I don’t want to admit, I really relate to. Each of the lyrics make me go “eek, that’s me” and I love it.
illicit affairs – I don’t really have much to say about this song except I adore it, her voice my G O D and the way she says “illicit affairs and clandestine meetings” does something to my heart.
invisible string – The guitar is amazingly simplistic but it works so well. The whole song is just her life and I love how it flows. Also, the colour hints and subtle hints to her other songs, I see what you’re doing Taylor!
mad woman – Yet another total banger of a song. Swift has an incredible talent for writing true feminist anthems. It talks a lot about how domestic abuse victims can be seen as a “crazy ex” which really hits home and makes me feel as though I’m less alone.
epiphany – a song to just close your eyes and really listen to. I don’t have much to say about this song except I can’t help but listen to it over and over.
betty – there is a harmonica at the start, then throughout the song it’s amazing. This entire song takes me back to all the fights I had with friends and how differently they could turn out. It reminds me of a modern twist of Fifteen and I think it’s genius. Another firm favourite for sure.
peace – honestly nothing to monumental. It sounds lovely but it’s not one which makes me go woah
hoax – a strong finish to a strong album. Nothing like anything she’s done before, it seems very fragile but also hard hitting and it’s just a great listen.
Overall, I love this album. I think it’s a work of pure passion and you can tell it’s just emotions layered over each other. However, I do love her fast-paced songs and I can’t help but yearn for more of that. It’s a very chilled album and I’m pretty sure I’ll be listening to it while I revise and complete schoolwork.
Considering the fact she just casually made this album so we have something to listen and relate to is amazing and it just shows how amazing she is. The order of the songs is genius too, if you don’t understand, look at the track listing and the song titles and you’ll appreciate it.
Thank you so much for reading, let me know if you want to see more like this! I love reviewing things and I’ve never reviewed an album before, so let me know if you want more like this!
I love music. You are all probably fully aware of this by now but I love music. It puts into words exactly how I’m feeling and it gives you a very catchy beat alongside it. When I found out I had to choose 10 songs I panicked because I love so many. However, I decided to just follow my gut instincts and pick the first 10 songs which come to mind. I’ve also made a playlist of the songs here if you want to check them out!
Daylight by Taylor Swift
The best way to describe this song is by saying that I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It hits so close to home with every single lyric and I just think it’s such a gorgeous way to end an album. The subtle links to her other albums is such a genius touch. My favourite song off Lover by far. It’s also so fun to sing and play ukulele too as it’s all in my range!
Fave Lyric: Step into the daylight and let it go.
2. Thor by push baby
This banger ticks all the boxes for me. Catchy? check. Great lyrics that you can’t help but sing along to? Check. The rhythm and instruments are so unique your ears feel like you’re going on a journey? Check. This song helped me get through a break up because it made me feel less alone as someone else felt the had felt the same emotions and had gotten better.
Fave Lyric: And anyone close to me gets hurt the most, I’m my very own nemesis
3. Let It Go by The Neighbourhood
I remember first listening to this song because it was in one of my favourite books: Playlist For The Dead, and ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with The NBHD. They appealed to my inner angst and this song and the music video is a complete masterpiece, absolutely genius.
Fave Lyric:Let it struggle just a little bit more, let it struggle just a little bit more.
4. SAD! by XXXTENTACION
My guilty pleasure song. A few years back I was introduced to XXXTENTACION and, even though I would never admit it, some of his songs were really catchy. The lyrics are brooding and mysterious and the melody is super good. It’s not really my style as I feel like X’s music is more rElAtABle tEeN mUsiC but this particular song is really good.
Fave Lyric: I honestly don’t know bruh, pffft
5. Kiwi by Harry Styles
As soon as I hear the “she works her way through a cheap pack of cigarettes”, I instantly gasp and a massive grin spreads across my face. This happens every single time I listen to this song without fail. It’s such a catchy song and you can’t help but dance along to it and I always scream the lyrics. The ultimate hype song here.
Fave Lyric:Driving me crazy, but I’m into it, but I’m into it, I’m kinda into it
6. Medication by YUNGBLUD
The most painfully British phrases in a banger of an anthem. YUNGBLUD is a Northern God and the music is the perfect amount of edgy and catchy. His fashion sense is to die for too.
7. cardigan by Taylor Swift
This song came out on the 24th of July and I listened to it five minutes ago. (It’s currently the 26th). I am obsessed. I get slight Melanie Martinez vibes whenever I listen to this song and I love it. This new album of hers is honestly amazing and this is my favourite at the moment.
Fave Lyric:When you are young they assume you know nothing.
8. B by Todrick Hall
The ultimate bye-bye bitch song. When this song first came out I was obsessed and now, two years later I’m still obsessed. It’s a great hype song and it gets me hyped and feeling truly bad-ass. Also the wigs that Todrick wears are to die for – they look absolutely perfect, not a hair out of place and the drag is amazing too.
Fave Lyric:Hope you happy with Melania cuz’ you lost Michelle Obama
9. Everyday I Love You Less and Less by Kaiser Chiefs
A song I grew up listening to and I still love it now. This song is a part of who I am and I have been known to yell the lyrics of this song for no real reason other than I just can.
Fave Lyric: Oh yes, I’m stressed, I’m sorry I digress
10. One More Night by Maroon 5
An innuendo filled song with a really great rhythm. Maroon 5’s old stuff was amazing and this is absolute proof of that, no questions asked. I feel like there’s not much more I can say other than, this song is amazing.
Fave Lyric: And now I’m feeling stupid, feeling stupid crawling back to you
There you have it! Ten absolutly amazing songs which I really recomend. What are your favourite songs? Let me know because I’d love to listen to your suggestions. Thank you so much for reading, I appriciate and love you.