Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' tops iTunes charts, garners mixed reviews

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' tops iTunes charts, garners mixed reviews

Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' tops iTunes charts, garners mixed reviews

While those years have certainly not been easy on the singer - or her reputation, for that matter - she has proven once again that she is able to rise from the ashes and work even smarter and harder.

Taylor Swift's revenge-tinged new album Reputation soared to the top of the iTunes charts on its first day of release on Friday, earning mixed reviews from music critics while fans devoured the lyrics for clues about her latest targets. As she notes in her song, "Forgiveness is a nice thing to do / I can't even say it with a straight face". She is the youngest person in history to win the music industry's highest honor, The GRAMMY Award for Album of the year and she is the first female solo artist to win this prestigious award twice. "Big reputation, big reputation, you and me we got big reputations", Swift chants, finally answering the question that's been at the tip of our awaiting tongues: what kind of reputation does Ms.

On This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things, she sings, "Friends don't try to trick you / Get you on the phone and mind-twist you / And so I took an axe to a mended fence".

It doesn't take a detective to decipher that Swift is referring to the infamous phone call over the lyrics to his song "Famous", which involved Kim Kardashian West leaking an conversation between the Grammy victor and her husband last summer.

In the first single off the album, Look What You Made Me Do, she announced that the old Taylor was dead, and then she went on to mock Kim Kardashian over her Paris robbery, and also to shame Kanye over his mother's death.

Who do YOU think each song is about? While I love each of the 15 tracks individually, I've chosen to highlight five of the best new tracks right here. "It was so nice being friends again/There I was giving you a second chance/But then you stabbed my back while shaking my hand", she sings.

This dreamy ballad is mostly about Swift's boyfriend Joe Alwyn staying by her side and ignoring all the drama, but there may still be a few sly references to the Kanye feud.

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things may be an enjoyable slice of pettiness, but the album's crown jewel of gossip is Getaway Car, which sees Swift in full storyteller mode as she chronicles using one doomed relationship to escape another. "/ This is why we can't have nice things".

With lyrics like "I wanted to leave him, I needed a reason" and "With three of us, honey, it's a sideshow", the song seems to reference the several months in 2016 when Swift parted ways with Calvin Harris and dated Tom Hiddleston immediately after, before eventually splitting with him too.

In the end, she leaves him too, escaping with the fortune and singing, "I put the money in a bag and stole the keys / That was the last time you ever saw me".

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