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My Indefinite Ranking of Every Taylor Swift Album

The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.

If you know anything about me, you know that when it comes to my feelings about Taylor Swift, obsessed is definitely an understatement. This makes it impossible for me to be able to choose a singular favorite song or favorite era of hers. However, after thinking about it for far too long, I was finally able to come up with a ranking of my least favorite album to my favorite album. Disclaimer: this probably will change within the next two days.

  1. Taylor Swift – Don’t get me wrong, I love a good country album, but this one just doesn’t do it for me. I also think that part of this ranking is due to the fact that it was released in 2006, and 5 year old Anika probably didn’t have the best taste in music, so I probably have never given it a fair shot.
  2. evermore- evermore definitely has some songs that hold a special place in my heart (If you saw me listening to “champagne problems” on repeat when it came out, no you didn’t). But I never really felt a strong connection to this album. A large part of that is because it came out only 2 months after folklore, which I was still processing at the time.
  3. Lover- This is when the rankings start getting hard. I am definitely guilty of not giving Lover the attention that it deserved when it first came out, but now I’ve grown to love it, just not as much as I love some of the others.
  4. folklore- It physically pains me to put folklore this low, but I was left with no choice. There are honestly no negatives to this ranking, except for the fact that maybe it’s just a little TOO sad sometimes, and that’s coming from someone that personally relates to “august”.
  5. Fearless (Taylor’s Version)– The fact that this is the only album that’s been re-recorded so far has a big impact on why it’s so highly rated. Not only does it symbolize the beginning of Taylor owning her own music, but also brings in a nostalgia factor of hearing my favorite childhood songs for the first time again as an adult.
  6. 1989– This placement definitely has some bias in it, as the 1989 World Tour is the one and only time that I’ve seen Taylor in concert. However the songs also just speak for itself on why it’s placed so high. 1989 was essentially a cultural reset as her first official album as a pop artist.
  7. Red– Any album that has “All Too Well” on it automatically deserves to be in the top 3. Putting Red on shuffle means that within minutes you can go from screaming the lyrics with your friends, to crying, which is why I love it. You never know what you’re going to get. (Stream Red (Taylor’s Version) on November 12th!)
  8. reputation– I’ll admit it, I never gave reputation a chance when it came out, and that’s one of the biggest regrets of my life. Looking back I would do anything to be at the reputation Stadium Tour. It’s really a no skip album.
  9. Speak Now– Honestly, I don’t even know how to defend this because I genuinely do not understand that has any other choice as their #1 Taylor Swift Album. This is another no-skip album, and one that defined my childhood. It’s the definition of a perfect album.

However, I’m willing to accept any other rankings on Taylor’s albums. As long as you’re a Taylor fan, there’s no problems here.

Anika Jaggi

Delaware '23

Anika is currently a junior at the University of Delaware, majoring in Marketing and Management. Some of her interests include dancing, fashion, exploring new genres of music, & spending time with her friends and her dog.
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