Taylor Swift - folklore [New Album]

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  1. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    you misunderstood me there. no one is pitching women against each other. we are pitting them against each other. please don't make me have to explain my jokes again. :amlife:

    in other news, this is me trying is my favorite album track of 2020. it even trumps The Kill. the cadence of vulnerability in at least i'm trryyiiin' and the oomph in i was so AHEAD OF THE CURVE, the CRUVE BECAME A SPHERE does things to my poor, poor hymen.
     
  2. Halli

    Halli sippin' champagne from a paper cup

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    Taylor is massive, I think female artist that can sell out STADIUMS over here like Wembley Stadium is 'massive' - both in her chart success now and culturally. Might not be at the level of the US, but yes Adele and Gaga have been beyond massive if you ask me and not really comparable.
     
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  3. SDF

    SDF We're all Angles in Chainz

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    Poor Adele still being called massive, you big bunch of meanies
     
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  4. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    how can we NOT stan?

     
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  5. Alex

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    Oh so “Betty” isn’t a lesbian song, she’s singing from the perpective of a man.
    Disappointing
    (I’m sure this was buried in page 3 or something and is news to nobody)
     
  6. VoR

    VoR Take it or leave it

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    Betty is a nice song, but I struggle to get past how mind-blowingly rude the central conceit of turning up uninvited to somebody's party in an attempt to fix a fight is. :D
     
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  7. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    So there's Betty and her once-errant bloke all over each other like a rash in one corner while VoR discusses the "optics" of his approach in the other.

    On-brand. :eyes:
     
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  8. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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  9. Lucille

    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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    They're playing Invisible String on 6 music, officially an INDIE DARLING.
     
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    Lucille Sniffing in the VIP area

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    Although I can’t shake the fact that it sounds near identical to ‘Should’ve Known Better’ by Sufjan Stevens.
     
  11. Jark

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

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    the lakes is now on streaming :o



    I like this more than at least 5-6 songs on the main album! it's not an album closer but I'll be using it
     
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  13. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    her mind.
     
  14. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    1. the 1
    2. august
    3. the lakes
    4. cardigan
    5. exile
    6. invisible string
    7. seven
    8. this is me trying
    9. my tears ricochet
    10. mirrorball
    11. mad woman
    12. the last great american dynasty

    98 folklore: the joanne claims this to be ray of light of the velvet rope's gen z little sister chapter
     
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  15. Jark

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

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    OMG she can't stop breaking records



    it's also outselling Lover now on an after-five-weeks basis
     
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  16. Jark

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

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    here's my top 10 from this album - the rest I've kind of stopped listening to but that's ok cos I always cherry pick with our Tay Tay

    01 the last great american dynasty
    02 the 1
    03 exile
    04 peace
    05 cardigan
    06 epiphany
    07 my tears ricochet
    08 the lakes
    09 betty
    10 mad woman
     
  17. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Jark cancelled for skipping "this is me trying".

    What I've found is that the sequence from "this is me trying" through to the end works an absolute treat (although I'd be tempted to swap "epiphany" and "peace"). It's a few of the tracks in the first half that are a bit too generic (like "mirrorball").
     
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  18. Tisch

    Tisch One step forward. And zwei zurürck.

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    For me it's all about that middle section. Seven -> This Is Me Trying is an amazing trio of songs. Fairly certain August is my favourite of the whole albam.

    It peters off towards the end I find, but it's all still brilliant.
     
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  19. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Still loving this album and listening to it regularly. Definitely my favourite of hers though it has led me to (re-)discover LOVER, REPUTATION and 1989.

    Let it be known that 2020 is the year I became a Taylor Swift fan proper (i.e. stan).
     
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  20. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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  21. Jark

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

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    the top ten is pretty on point and includes all the absolute essentials - Woods, All Too Well, State of Grace, dynasty, Cruel Summer :disco: taste!
     
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  22. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    On certain days 'Cruel Summer' is my Tay Tay no. 1 and one of my favourites by anyone ever.
     
  23. octophone

    octophone WHOLE! NEW! WORLD!

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    Stopped reading when I saw "This Is Me Trying" at 111. These people are obviously cretins.
     
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  24. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    TIMT is one of her all time best I swear
     
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  25. Pipo

    Pipo The devil's in the details

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    what a marvelous Top 20 that list is! well done.
     
  26. Sheena

    Sheena MAKE IT QUICK, LUCILLE!

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    The point they make about it being the lead single really hits home for me. I can’t believe it never was a single at all, but it would have been the perfect lead.
     
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  27. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    TAYLOR SWIFT:
    1. Our Song
    2. Cold As You
    3. Mary's Song (Oh My My My)
    4. Teardrops On My Guitar
    4. Stay Beautiful
    5. Tim McGraw
    6. I'm Only Me When I'm With You
    6. Tied Together With a Smile
    7. The Outside
    8. Invisible
    9. Picture to Burn
    10. Should've Said No
    11. A Place in This World
    12. A Perfectly Good Heart
     
  28. joanne

    joanne u made her like that

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    is Chlammy 12?

    EDIT: sorry i thought that was your ranking for her DISCOGRAPHY :D
     
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  29. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    FEARLESS:
    1. White Horse
    2. Fearless
    3. Love Stort
    4. Jump Then Fall
    5. Forever and Always
    6. You Belong With Me
    7. Forever and Always (acoustic)
    8. Come In With the Rain
    9. Tell Me Why
    10. Breathe
    11. Hey Stephen
    12. Change
    13. Untouchable
    14. The Best Day
    15. The Way I Loved You
    16. Fifteen
    17. The Other Side of the Door
    18. Superstar
     
  30. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    SPEAK NOW:
    1. Back to December
    2. Mine
    3. Ours
    4. Long Live
    5. The Story of Us
    6. Last Kiss
    7. Sparks Fly
    8. Speak Now
    9. Mean
    10. Enchanted
    11. Dear John
    12. Back to December (acoustic)
    13. Haunted
    14. Better Than Revenge
    15. Never Grow Up
    16. Haunted (acoustic)
    17. Superman
    18. If This Was a Movie
    19. Innocent
     
  31. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR - LIVE
    1. Back to December
    2. Dear John
    3. Ours
    4. Sparks Fly
    5. Long Live
    6. Bette Davis Eyes
    7. Enchanted
    8. Last Kiss
    9. Mine
    10. The Story of Us
    11. Drops of Jupiter
    12. Mean
    13. Speak Now
    14. I Want You Back
    15. Haunted
    16. Better Than Revenge
     
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  32. Suedey

    Suedey [Women yelling in background]

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    Absolutely. It's just SO GOOD and we could have had digital/limited physical maxi singles with PROPER remixes :disco:
     
  33. Jark

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

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    Cardigan is really crying out for some poppers o'clock gay remixes - I'm thinking Purple Disco Machine, Tensnake, SG Lewis :disco: omg it has to happen!
     
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  34. POP!

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    Ooh "The Lakes" is my latest revelation.

    Updated Folklore Top 10:

    1. Seven
    2. Cardigan
    3. This is Me Trying
    4. The Lakes
    5. Mirrorball
    6. August
    7. Epiphany
    8. Exile
    9. Hoax
    10. The Last Great American Dynasty
     
  35. HeLikedTurner

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    She’s performing Betty on the CMAs this week!
     
  36. Barnacle

    Barnacle Climb on through my window.

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    Tonight's TS song of choice is I Almost Do



    I bet you think I either moved on or hate you,
    Cause each time you reach out there's no reply.
    I bet it never, ever occurred to you
    That I can't say hello to you
    And risk another goodbye.
    :(
     
  37. POP!

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    The next single (whatever that means these days) is apparently "the 1":

     
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  38. POP!

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    Folklore becomes the first album to sell 1 million copies (pure sales) in America in 2020. Here is a breakdown of sales for each album:

    Taylor Swift (2006, 5.75 million sold to date),
    The Taylor Swift Holiday Collection (2007, 1.08 million)
    Fearless (2008; 7.21 million)
    Speak Now (2010, 4.71 million)
    Red (2012, 4.49 million)
    1989 (2014, 6.25 million)
    Reputation (2017, 2.28 million)
    Lover (2019, 1.22 million)
    Folklore (2020, 1.04 million)

    Quite sexy sales
     
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  39. Jark

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

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    what are those figures @POP!? the Lover and Folklore numbers seem to be pure sales but the others (Rep, 1989) are SPS or pure sales a well?
     
  40. POP!

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    I believe they are all hard/pure sales only per Soundscan. 1989 was reported as selling 6.2m by the end of 2019 and made #3 on decade's top sellers. Its SPS (streaming, album equivalent sales etc) is at over 9 million apparently.
     
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