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  • Summary: With producers and co-writers such as Jack Antonoff, Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella, the multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter goes for an entirely pop album on her fifth full-length studio release.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 91
    1989 isn’t a “crossover” success. It’s the album every subsequent blockbuster must now reckon with.
  2. 85
    There's evolution with purpose in every fibre of 1989, and far from jettisoning her integrity in this drastic lunge, she's proved in her bold, risky decision that she's got courage in her convictions to pull it off and faith in her fans to accept the new direction.
  3. Dec 1, 2014
    80
    With 1989 she has succeeded in leveraging the most cordial and familiar of pop music outpourings to something that feels like a statement, a work of note and the sinew of some kind of emotional connective tissue–binding tastemakers, rock critics, guys I work with and my 12 year old cousin; irrevocably and unexpectedly.
  4. 75
    Swift’s songwriting is as consistently razor-sharp as it’s ever been.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    70
    Taylor Swift may not be challenging societal norms in the same way as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and my own band CHRIST ALIVE are, but she’s relatable and that counts for a lot. I spent a surprising amount of 1989 rooting for its protagonist and sharing in her triumph.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    70
    1989's standout tracks retain the narrative detail and clever metaphor-building that distinguished Swift's early country songs, even amid the diversions wrought by the aggressive studio production on display throughout.
  7. Oct 27, 2014
    50
    1989 is a deeply catchy, sleekly-produced pop record with the slightly juiceless quality of an authorized biography, a would-be tell-all bleached of the detailed insight she’s trained us to expect from her.

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  1. Negative: 39 out of 194
  1. Jul 17, 2016
    10
    How she has only 6,7 ? This is the album of the year. It's a masterpiece. Nice vocals, nice lyrics, nice recording ! She deserve her Grammys.How she has only 6,7 ? This is the album of the year. It's a masterpiece. Nice vocals, nice lyrics, nice recording ! She deserve her Grammys.
    Welcome To New York = 7/10
    Blank Space = 10/10
    Style = 10/10
    Out Of The Woods = 10/10
    All You Had To Do Was Stay = 7/10
    Shake it Off = 10/10
    I Wish You Would = 8/10
    Bad Blood = 8/10
    Wildest Dreams = 10/10
    How You Get the Girl = 10/10
    This Love = 7/10
    I Know Places = 10/10
    Clean = 10/10
    Wonderland = 8/10
    You Are In Love = 10/10
    New Romantics = 10/10
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  2. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    Apprehension came along with astonishment when Shake It Off came out, a nearly outrageous deviation from the teenage girl country pop she usedApprehension came along with astonishment when Shake It Off came out, a nearly outrageous deviation from the teenage girl country pop she used to sing. The pop smash, nonetheless, grew on me within several listens. The album is a tour de force as well. It is POP enough, but not generic in the slightest. The iconoclastic T.S.Style lyrics, rife with beautiful paradoxes and oxymorons, remain one of the most impressive parts in the album along with its resplendent production.

    Cut: Out of the Woods, Shake It Off, Welcome to New York, Blank Space, Style
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  3. Oct 27, 2014
    10
    I absolutely loved this album. I was already expecting to be good, but not on this level. This is a pop masterpiece. She not only brings a popI absolutely loved this album. I was already expecting to be good, but not on this level. This is a pop masterpiece. She not only brings a pop original, that has nothing to do with this mainstream pop out there, she brings ferocity in her work. The lyrics for this album are good, and it gets even better when you realize that this is a pop record and it's not full of **** lyrics. And it's perfectly produced as well. Her best work ever. Album of the year.

    Best ones: Style, Bad Blood, I Know Places, This Love, You Are In Love and New Romantics.
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  4. Nov 10, 2015
    9
    É um excelente álbum com excelentes composições e produções maravilhosas, letras totalmente coerentes com o álbum, Taylor Swift soube comoÉ um excelente álbum com excelentes composições e produções maravilhosas, letras totalmente coerentes com o álbum, Taylor Swift soube como utilizar a voz nesse maravilhoso álbum foi totalmente merecido o sucesso e vão ter que aguentar a Taylor sim ela demonstrou que consegue fazer sucesso com músicas de qualidades coisa que muitas não conseguem fazer, Parabéns Taylor Swift. Expand
  5. Mar 15, 2015
    8
    This album is pretty fun to listen to. It has great writing, the music is fun to dance to and T Swizzle has such a great personality! BlankThis album is pretty fun to listen to. It has great writing, the music is fun to dance to and T Swizzle has such a great personality! Blank Space is my favorite track. Expand
  6. Sep 7, 2015
    6
    Álbum mediano, apenas mais um no meio de um tanto de pop que temos agora, sem diferenciais.
    Swift se arrisca pela primeira vez no pop, mas se
    Álbum mediano, apenas mais um no meio de um tanto de pop que temos agora, sem diferenciais.
    Swift se arrisca pela primeira vez no pop, mas se mirou em algo, não certou. O álbum é superestimado e com letras genéricas que vem do mesmo que Swift tem feito antes: romantismo meloso.
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  7. Sep 11, 2015
    0
    Uma total porcaria. Não sei para que protege sua música a sete chaves dessa maneira, como se o material fosse bom ou exclusivo. Não tem nadaUma total porcaria. Não sei para que protege sua música a sete chaves dessa maneira, como se o material fosse bom ou exclusivo. Não tem nada além dos lixos da música pop atual, com músicas machistas e infantis. O álbum todo soa como a mesma música. Expand

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