Taylor Swift - folklore [New Album]

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  1. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    (Cliché)

    This is really about twenty times better with headphones.
     
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  2. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    Illicit Affairs is GORGEOUS
     
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  3. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    One has no choice but to stan.
     
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    My CD has been posted from my “local” store. Should have it tomorrow morning! Dying to hear “the lakes”!
     
  5. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    i have been employing folklore lyrics in my daily life and it's been working splendidly.

    Mr. joanne: we have been drifting apart since corona happened... why?
    joanne: we were something, don't you think sooo?

    joanne's boss: you didn't hand in your monthly report in time.
    joanne: in my defense, i have nooone.

    and yes, i said them in italic.
     
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  6. HeLikedTurner

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  7. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    post of the day :disco:
     
  8. HeLikedTurner

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    Apparently folklore has officially gone on sale in UK stores today.

     
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    There's a partial potato quality leak of the song here:

     
  11. HeLikedTurner

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    Bit disappointed with “the lakes”. Production wise it doesn’t exactly fit with the rest of the album, and while it’s very pretty, it feels like half a song.

    (I’ll probably adore it in a couple of days)
     
  12. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Suspiciously, I got a dispatch notice for my CD e-mailed to me at 00:57 today. Really? Dispatched how exactly? Did you tie it to a badger?

    Can't think *what* they might be trying to achieve by staggering the pre-orders. :eyes:
     
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  13. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    folklore debuts with 1.013.000 units in the Global Chart, which doesn't count China and other Asian charts where it also shipped another 1 million copies.. that's 2 million copies in one week WW but we don't have a chart that counts both Western and Asian charts.

    she's the only artist in history to debut with 1 million units WW six times.

    and this is her "Bedtime Stories." (at this point she's already surpassed Madonna sales and success wise please don't @ me @Suedey @HeLikedTurner).
     
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    Honestly, when you’re talking about ‘success’, by this point in her career, Madonna had surpassed anything that Taylor Swift will ever achieve in her entire career. It’s a bit of a joke to claim otherwise. Swift is massive in the US, and that’s about it. She’s a mediocre seller pretty much everywhere else. And let’s not even get into a discussion on cultural significance, because that would be simply embarrassing.
     
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  15. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    @joanne

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  16. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Is T-Swift wants to go all indie Mom n Pop shop on us, she'll need to learn a bit about packaging. A CD in a flimsy card envelope? I could hear the teeth from the inner tray rattling before I even opened the thing. Still, I have spares...
     
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  17. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    1 million in Asia sounds like world class folklore to ME
     
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  18. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    OH DO SHUT UP
     
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  19. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    I noticed there was even a fucking folklore POSTCARD pack in HMV today.
     
  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    The lack of vinyl was a shame, so I bought Lover on vinyl instead.
     
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  21. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    Taylor Swift not massive in the UK! (despite two weeks at #1 with folklore, and 14 top 10 singles in the last decade)
     
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  22. Suedey

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    I love that vinyl. I know the coloured vinyl thing is all a big gimmick but the powder blue/pink combination is just lovely and the whole artwork vibe is gorgeous. And it's a nice sounding pressing.
     
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    She's popular in the UK, but *nothing* like Madonna was in the 80s and 90s, and definitely not "massive". Not even close.
     
  24. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    if you think Taylor Swift is not massive in the UK (and globally) then I'm afraid you are either wildly out of touch or full on delusional hun. She is THE biggest star of the 10s in pop.

    everybody will be happier when we stop trying to draw constantly useless parallels to Madonna.
     
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    Maybe some posters are very young...but Madonna was SO MASSIVE in the 80s. I don't think the under-30s really appreciate that. One of my best friends thought her career was sort of moderate before "Ray of Light". I think that might be more common than I thought!
     
  26. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Anyway can we move on from this conversation please? It's just irrelevant and pointless. I wish to be disengaged from this narrative which I had no interest in being a part of since @joanne's first post about it 4 pages ago.
     
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  27. HeLikedTurner

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    If Taylor Swift is "massive in the UK", then how would you term Adele's success? Or Gaga's? Do you realise that Gaga sold more in the UK of her first two albums than Taylor Swift's 8 albums? She's popular...NOT massive.

    And you can fuck right off with your "wildly out of touch or full on delusional hun".
     
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  28. Jark

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    :D why are you comparing with imperial era Gaga and fucking Adele?! You know that they are well beyond anyone else in the game. You can be massive without having the biggest selling albums of all time!

    Gaga is still huge and Chromatica is unlikely to sell as many as Lover or Folklore in the long run!
     
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  29. Jark

    Jark I... know... how bad you want this

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    Oh yes we can't possibly imagibe how huge Madonna was. :side-eye:
     
  30. HeLikedTurner

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    Oh do fuck off.
     
  31. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Vinyl of "folklore" isn't coming until November. which I dare say will give the album a completely coincidental (:eyes:) chart boost as the festive season approaches.
     
  32. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Also, stop pitching women against each other.
     
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  33. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    WHO IS THIS MADONNA?
     
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  34. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    woah chill sis. no one is pitching women against each other.
     
  35. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Never heard of her either

    Probably for the best
     
  36. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    You may know her as

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    A whore.

    (a whore)
     
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  37. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Well, it looked like it from here.

    In other news, I prefer "the lakes" to a few of the album tracks.
     
  38. Tisch

    Tisch One step forward. And zwei zurürck.

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    Can't wait for TYLR
     
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  39. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    No one is pitching women against one another

    So anyway back to Katy v Taylor :eyes:
     
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  40. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    Back to Ellen vs Myra Hindley :eyes:
     
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