Taylor Swift - folklore [New Album]

joanne

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Well, it looked like it from here.

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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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)
 

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

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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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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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OMG she can't stop breaking records


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

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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
 

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

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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!

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

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

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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Personal ranking:

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
 

joanne

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is Chlammy 12?

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

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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
 

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

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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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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
 

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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.
:(
 

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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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?
 

POP!

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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?
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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