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My Midnights Review and Ranking as a Lifelong Swiftie

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Unless you are completely removed from pop culture and the music industry, you probably are aware that on October 21st, Taylor Swift released her twelfth album, Midnights. This album has received reviews all across the board, with some people seemingly shocked by the style shift from Folklore and Evermore to others wanting more from Lana Del Ray than backing vocals on “Snow on the Beach.” But as a dedicated Swiftie (the first album I ever received was her debut album), I love this album, and I think it is more authentically Taylor Swift than her new fans realize. Though I love Folklore and Evermore, and love even more that they have engaged a new group of fans, those albums would not exist without the pandemic, and if you listen to Reputation and Lover, you might find the style of Midnights to be a little less jarring. Midnights has thirteen tracks and seven vault tracks, and includes songs of longing and belonging, love lost and love found, but most importantly, revenge (LOL). I thoroughly enjoy this album and I hope you’ll give it a listen! Here is my ranking of the twenty tracks on Taylor Swift’s Midnights!

  1. High Infidelity
  2. You’re on Your Own, Kid
  3. Question…?
  4. Sweet Nothing
  5. Midnight Rain
  6. Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve
  7. Maroon
  8. Bejeweled
  9. Mastermind
  10. Anti-Hero
  11. Labyrinth
  12. Lavender Haze
  13. Karma
  14. The Great War
  15. Paris
  16. Bigger Than the Whole Sky
  17. Snow on the Beach (ft. Lana Del Ray)
  18. Vigilante Sh*t
  19. Glitch
  20. Dear Reader
Natalie Foster is a senior at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. She is an English major with a concentration in Creative Writing and a Classical Civilizations minor. She is an avid writer and in her free time enjoys reading, talking about Taylor Swift, making Spotify playlists, watching Pride and Prejudice (2005), and practicing with the Colby Dance Team.