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urinetrouble
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
I haven’t listened to a Taylor swift album in years, but had to give this one a few listens since the critics seems pretty high on it.

I think it is pretty good. Definitely pleasantly surprised with the production and greater depth to her songwriting. I’d say betty and invisible string are the real standout tracks, fantastic songs. The last great American dynasty and exile are nice as well.


BCLA
USA Fan
Bossier City
Member since Mar 2005
3946 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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think it is pretty good. Definitely pleasantly surprised with the production and greater depth to her songwriting


That's because Aaron Dessner from The National produced and cowrote most of the album.
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geauxbrown
Southern Fan
Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
8292 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
Old dawg...

How about I just post the lyrics to Deacon Blues? Jesus, the girl writes three chord pop songs which are then completely overhauled by talented producers and players.

And BTW, I enjoy several of her songs, but let’s not go crazy making it more than it is.


TIGERSTORM
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parts unknown
Member since Feb 2009
3760 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
I'm actually curious about how much Dessner wrote lyrics wise. Clearly he wrote most of the music, it sounds very much like the last few The National albums. I'm guessing she wrote most of the lyrics kinda like the way The National writes songs with Dessner and the band coming up with music and sending them to Matt Berninger to write lyrics.


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LSUvegasbombed
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2013
15300 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
This is a boring snooze fest of an album


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Wtodd
Missouri Fan
Tampa, FL
Member since Oct 2013
53248 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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Is this entire thread sarcasm? I hope so.

Has to be...or this board was taken over by 14 yr old girls


DaleGribble
Bend, OR
Member since Sep 2014
426 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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Has to be...or this board was taken over by 14 yr old girls



I was thinking 12 year old girls, but she probably still appeals to teenagers too.


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redneck hippie
Tulsa
Member since Dec 2008
3659 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
I like her. I consider her a guilty pleasure. I'd have never heard one note if I wasn't raising a prepubescent girl.


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Philzilla2k
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Oct 2017
4681 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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She's made so much money on so little talent. I envy her.

So has Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus, Do you envy them?


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Ingeniero
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2013
8798 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
I just finished my first listen of the full album. I like it. It's a lot more indie-folky storytelling than any of her past work. betty is probably my favorite track of the whole album. The different points of view with the whole cheating storyline is well done too. At least I'm pretty sure that's what she was going for.


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djsdawg
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Member since Apr 2015
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re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
Its good, but certainly not amazing. I think my favorite song is the Bon Iver one.


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UMRealist
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2013
33941 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing

Can't be overstated. I really love this album. Exile is one of my favorite songs in a long while.
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Elleshoe
LSU Fan
Rosy Finch Boyz
Member since Jun 2004
136491 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
When people on this board are praising Taylor Swift and shitting on Ryan Adams (I know) then music is in a world of shit


MightyYat
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2009
20990 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing


For the most part this is a pretty grown up sounding album. Her voice is made to front a band with actual instruments. The Bon Iver song and Betty are fantastic. You can also tell Cardigan, Betty and August are all connected. I couldn’t put my finger on it so I googled it. I won’t spoil anything but that’s pretty good writing.


olddawg26
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2013
20842 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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Old dawg...

How about I just post the lyrics to Deacon Blues? Jesus, the girl writes three chord pop songs which are then completely overhauled by talented producers and players.

And BTW, I enjoy several of her songs, but let’s not go crazy making it more than it is.


I mean... my first comment was calling it cringe. The second comment was saying she isn’t untalented.

Where am I going crazy here?


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Dueces
USA Fan
Member since Jul 2009
325 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
Betty is best song and sound on album. Am I gay for this?


olddawg26
Georgia Fan
Member since Jan 2013
20842 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
It’s mirrorball. But it’s a blatant rip off of dashboard Confessionals “stolen”.

Like blatant


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lionward2014
Notre Dame Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2015
6693 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
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Exile is one of my favorite songs in a long while.


Exile is an amazing song, this board would love it if anyone but T. Swift wrote it.

The album can drone on a little, but she has a couple of really good songs in there (Exile, the1, Betty, Cardigan).


TIGERSTORM
LSU Fan
parts unknown
Member since Feb 2009
3760 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
It's easier to name the songs I don't like than the ones I do. This is a really even, solid album. I'm guessing the fact that I really like The National is a big part of it but she writes damn good lyrics.

I think Betty is the worst of the 3 connected songs fwiw but it is still pretty good.


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Crentist
UConn Fan
Member since Apr 2018
23 posts

re: Taylor Swift's Folklore album is amazing
I really enjoyed the album. Dessner's production works nicely and Taylor wrote some of her best songs.

There are a few tracks where I wish her vocals were more in the front of the mix (mirrorball particularly). I feel like they're a little too washed out in reverb. But a lot of these are great tunes.

One of her best for sure.


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