Review of Taylor Swift’s 1989


Abbey Hartvigsen, Reporter

Taylor Swift’s new CD 1989 came out on October 27th. Her album is part of the pop genre and most of the beats can be danced to, especially “Welcome to New York,” “Blank Space,” and “Shake it off.”


The lyrics of 1989 depict romantic journeys and struggles. “All You Had To Do Was Stay,” “This Love,” and “Clean” exemplify this. The lyrics on the album, especially “Blank Space,” “Shake it off,” and a bonus song called “New Romantics,” also add a comical air to some stereotypes Taylor battles and to parts of the frustrating life of single young adults. Some of the songs contain swearing and explicit content, especially “Wildest Dreams” and “I Know Places.”


The three best songs on 1989, in my opinion, are “I Wish You Would,” a bonus song named “Wonderland,” and the thirteenth track called “Clean.”


The beat variation and dual perspective in storytelling on “I Wish You Would” make it the best song on the album.


“Wonderland” is the second best track due to the clever Alice in Wonderland metaphors and the fast, skipping beat of the music.


In “Clean” Taylor uses her voice and the song’s lyrical  imagery to convey her sadness and resolution to move on and be “clean” from a past relationship. These elements form a song that tugs on your emotions and is the third best song on the album.