“1989” by Taylor Swift
8 out of 10
By Chase L. Manson
Every since her debut Taylor Swift has tired to balance her made-for-pop melodies and her country flare.
It seems that her pop melodies have won out as her latest album, “1989,” is purely pop and inspired by the same year in the title, which is Swift’s birth year.
Swift has a deep understanding of ear catching tunes as she primarily uses repetition and refrains.
Her use of repetition is very mindless but this album is not “artistic” as in a sense of wonder or imagination. It’s pure pop fun; the most fun pop this year.
This year’s pop has been nothing but boring and bland.
The most fun song is “Style” and is my favorite off the album.
The song is innocent and lighthearted. Swift just clearly has a blast in the studio recording.
That describes the album:’innocent and fun. She had a god time so therefore the listener just has a blast.
Even though Swift primarily deals in the pop atmosphere there is the occasional ballad or slow song.
The best song of the emotional set is “Wildest Dreams.”
A lot of thought and effort went into the lyrics. Swift talks about herself being the perfect partner in the perfect relationship.
The song is emotional and relatable and a good effort to bring some depth to the fluffy album.
My only complaint is that a majority of the album is just fluff. Swift comes from the school of if I repeat what I am singing then its pop music.
It gets annoying after awhile as the repetition shows a lack of true creativity.
I have learned is that putting the album on shuffle really gets rid of the annoying effect. It doesn’t follow the order of the track list and gives the listener a much needed break.
All in all, Swift knows pop music and she makes music that is enjoyable.
Check out the album that sold a million copies in it first week on iTunes or any other music store.